Philippine telecommunications company Eastern Communications has completed its nationwide expansion plans for the year, staying true to its commitment to heightening network resiliency in provinces by reinforcing strong connectivity for local businesses.
Eastern Communications has been ramping up its expansion efforts by participating in the Philippine Domestic Submarine Cable Network (PDSCN) project, the longest undersea fiber cable network in the Philippines in collaboration with Globe and InfiniVan Inc.
The $150-million PDSCN project aims to improve both mobile and broadband connectivity through fiber internet in previously unserved areas across the country. The PDSCN will help bring in more tourists with improved internet connectivity. The project started in July 2022 in Subic, Zambales, and has already landed in a total of 20 sites. After Boracay, the 2,500-kilometer submarine fiber cable network will be deployed to other areas including Camiguin, Camarines Sur, Surigao City, and Zamboanga in 2023.
Early this year, Eastern Communications intensified its expansion efforts that aim to help businesses emerge stronger from the pandemic. Through its “Via Eastern: Forging True Connections” campaign the telco held consecutive virtual launches in Bacolod City and Dumaguete City in Negros, Legazpi City, Naga City, and Sorsogon City in Bicol, as well as Panay.
The Via Eastern campaign is Eastern Communications’ initiative to introduce its High Tech and High Touch service to businesses, featuring world-class products such as connectivity, data, and collaboration solutions paired with excellent customer service. Among its key products are Internet Direct Service and Fiber1 for high-speed internet, Eastern Cyber Defense for premium cybersecurity and Eastern Cloud for work efficiency, among others.