The PLDT company anticipates going beyond its P85 billion annual budget to maintain its projects, including the hyperscale data center in Sta. Rosa, Laguna, on track.
According to Alfredo S. Panlilio, PLDT, Inc. Chief Executive Officer and President, they will have a budget that exceeds P85 billion. The hyperscale data center is one of the projects that is moving quickly since some of the equipment that often has a shorter lead time is now taking longer due to supply chain concerns, so it might need to move that project ahead.
He also noted that they are looking at initiatives similar to this to ensure that they are not delayed in the future.
For its 11th and largest VITRO hyperscale data center building, the business has stated that it will spend up to P13 billion. The group’s information and communications technology division, ePLDT, is working on the project, which is scheduled to be finished by 2024.
According to PLDT, the project will be the “first of a succession of hyperscale data centers with a total of 100 megawatts in required power over the medium term.” Additionally, Mr. Panlilio claims that the group’s data centers are being extended to meet the rising demand and make sure they can meet present and future needs.
The company declared on Friday that the landing of the shore-end segment of the Asia Direct Cable system (ADC) project had been completed successfully at its western cable landing station in Nasugbu, Batangas.
When the project is finished, the group’s worldwide capacity should increase by up to 36 terabits per second (Tbps), reaching about 100 Tbps by the end of 2023.
Starting in the Philippines, the second stage of the marine installation, according to a statement from PLDT, will connect six more international cable landing places in Asia, including Shantou, China; Sri Racha, Thailand; Quy Nhon, Vietnam; and Tuas, Singapore. The first phase of the marine works saw the completion of the trunk segment’s marine installation to Maruyama, Japan.
ADC is a multinational alliance between PLDT, China Telecom, China Unicom, National Telecom, Singtel, SoftBank Corp., Tata Communications, and the Viettel Group.
“Once ADC is completed and put in service by end-2023, PLDT’s Batangas cable landing station will host a total of three international subsea cable systems. It currently hosts SEA-ME-WE3 cable that goes to South Asia, the Middle East and Western Europe, as well as the regional Asia Pacific Cable Network Number 2,” the company said.