PLDT: Maintenance work on undersea cable completed ahead of schedule
MANILA, Philippines — Telecommunications giant PLDT Inc. on Tuesday announced that the emergency maintenance activities on an undersea cable were completed “ahead of schedule.”
“We are happy to report that maintenance activities in the Asia-American Gateway (AAG) submarine cable has been completed one day ahead of schedule,” PLDT said in an advisory.
“We thank you for your cooperation and patience,” it added.
PLDT previously announced that maintenance activities on the AAG would take place from 8 a.m. of Sept. 25 to 5 a.m. of Sept. 30.
The AAG is a 20,000-kilometer submarine cable system linking countries in Southeast Asia to Hong Kong, then Guam, to Hawaii, and eventually the United States’ East Coast. It was the first submarine cable system to directly connect the US to Southeast Asia.
The AAG also includes one of PLDT’s international cable systems.
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