TOKYO, JAPAN – The Japan-affiliated Telecommunications Company, InfiniVAN Inc. along with IPS Inc. the International Telecom Affiliate joined force with the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), the Executive Department in the Philippines that manages and supports the ICT, communications, and technology sector towards a new technology investment for the Philippines.
Collaborative Partnership Towards Digitalization
On August 26, 2023, DICT Secretary Ivan John Uy flew to Japan to sign the said agreement with InfiniVAN and IPS at Imperial Hotel, Tokyo, Japan. The contract involves the Japan’s Telecom giant of additional $100 Million Dollars or amounting to P5.6 Billion of new connectivity technology investments for the Philippines for the years 2023 to 2024.
During the signing proper, Mr. Koji Miyashita, CEO of IPS and Board of Director of InfiniVAN showed his support to the agency by signing the Memorandum of Support that includes the expansion of the capacity of a modern and secure digital gateways for the Philippines to via Japan.
Moreover, Mr. Miyashita said, “This agreement is to express IPS for future investment or another investment of the 150 Million Dollars for the Philippines through our subsidiary there, InfiniVAN. We hope that we can contribute high quality services by making use of (technical) experience from Japan. Thank you very much.”
Said breakthrough between the public and private sectors aims to strengthen the support towards the E-Government Objectives of the Philippines.
Internet Connectivity Empowering the Investment on Internet of Islands
With this, DICT Sec. Uy expressed “This will insure likewise unhampered data connectivity via the Eastern Seaboard away from the highly contested South China Sea.” He also mentioned the ongoing exploratory talks with InfiniVAN as one of their private partners and affiliate of IPS Inc. in line with the possibility of a PPP project that would fast track the deployment and connectivity of the National Broadband Plan with an estimated investment of P4B PPP proposal being explored.
In addition, this proposal shows the distance of 2,700 kilometers of fiber optic cable linking Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao covering the following 26 new landing points:
Negros Occidental-Western Cebu
Zamboanga Del Norte1-Negros Oriental
Surigao Del Norte-Southern Leyte
Siargao-Surigao Del Sur
CDO-Zamboanga Del Norte1
Zamboanga Del Norte2-Zamboanga Del Norte1
Zamboanga Del Norte2-Zamboanga Del Sur
Masbate1-Masbate2 UG Terrestrial
Cebu1-Cebu2 UG Terrestrial
These areas also project the Philippine Domestic Submarine Cable Network or the PDSCN Project, which InfiniVAN pioneered in July 2022. This aims to bridge the connectivity gaps and digital divides among the many islands in the country – bringing an available, guaranteed, and reliable connectivity in the Philippines.
InfiniVAN, Inc. is a Congressionally-franchised Philippine Telecom Company (R.A. 10898) and an affiliate of Tokyo Stock Exchange-listed IPS, Inc. (TSE: 4390).
InfiniVAN, Inc. provides a business Internet user experience that is at par with global standards, delivered via end-to-end Fiber Optic Network Infrastructure that is fully redundant and backed up by experienced and reliable management as well as technical support team.
Also, InfiniVAN, Inc. offers remarkable services at competitively-priced rates delivering quality Internet for business and ensuring ultrafast speed, reliable, & convenient connection to various types of businesses.
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