Globe Telecom announces the completion of its core data network upgrade to ROADM (Reconfigurable Optical Add-Drop Multiplexer) to support the increasing bandwidth demand of its enterprise customers. This makes Globe the first carrier in the Philippines to deploy ROADM as well as 40G optical links over its Broadband Access Service Network (BAX).
ROADM is the latest technology adopted by Globe, which enables its network to be flexible and cost-efficient when delivering ultra-high bandwidths such as 2.5G, 10G and 40G. With ROADM, Globe is able to respond faster to unpredictable customer demands that require quick turnaround times for provisioning and upgrade. It also assures customers of scalability, as well as enhanced manageability and monitoring of circuits. Furthermore, since ROADM uses optical switching, end-users will benefit from lower latency and higher availability as it bypasses the optical to electrical to optical conversion used in today’s networks.
“We are proud to say that Globe is the first Philippine telco to implement this latest technology on our network, making us globally competitive with world-class carriers,” said Jesus C. Romero, Head of Globe Business. “This breakthrough will provide our customers with increased flexibility and improved performance. Now, our clients can readily expand their network, to run more bandwidth-hungry and highly-sensitive applications combining voice, data, and video.”
“At Globe, our goal is to meet the ever-growing needs of businesses through the latest technologies and ensure that we are well-prepared to deliver the capacity and service quality they require, when and where they need it,” said Grace Jarin-Castillo, Head of Enterprise Segments at Globe Business. “We know that a fast, scalable and reliable data connection is vital to a company’s day-to-day operations, and this latest enhancement allows us to be more flexible to tailor-fit our connectivity solutions to the needs of our enterprise customers,” added Castillo.
This major upgrade further supports the increasing international connectivity and capacity needs of multinational companies, especially the expanding industry of business process outsourcing. With this technology, Globe’s data network can expand to as much as 80 wavelengths x 40G capacity at the core. In addition, Globe ensures resiliency by providing redundant protective data paths to its business clients, enabling more efficient routing of data traffic over the newly upgraded network.