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Broadband speeds back to normal with restoration of Asia-Pacific Cable Network, says PLDT

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MANILA - Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co (PLDT) on Sunday said its subscribers will now experience normal broadband speeds after its undersea international cable facilities have been restored.

"The consortium operating the Asia-Pacific Cable Network (APCN) which includes the Philippines has fully repaired the two breaks in its fiber optic undersea cable network in China-Korea and Taiwan-Japan," PLDT said in a statement.

"Thus, PLDT services affected by this fiber cable cuts are now fully restored," the country’s biggest telecom company, which is a member of the APCN consortium, said.

Last March 28, PLDT announced that the APCN suffered from cuts. The fiber break was located between China and Korea and between Taiwan and Japan.

PLDT has two other international cable systems, namely the Asia-America Gateway and Asia Submarine Cable Express.

The PLDT group's combined broadband subscriber base stood at 3.4 million. Smart Broadband Inc had a wireless broadband subscriber base of over 1.9 million, of which 1.4 million were on prepaid service, while Sun Cellular had 545,000.

PLDT’s fixed broadband subscriber base increased by eight percent, bringing the total count to 962,000, representing 47 percent of the fixed line subscriber base.

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