PLDT Inc. on Thursday warned customers that they might experience slower internet speeds from Sept. 26 to 30 due to maintenance activities on submarine cables.
The “emergency” maintenance activities will be conducted on the Asia-America Gateway (AAG) submarine cables in the waters of Hong Kong, the mobile operator said in an e-mailed statement.
The telco giant said connectivity will continue during the maintenance period, as it has alternative cable systems.
“PLDT has been investing substantially in expanding and boosting the capacity of existing and new international submarine cable systems, such as the Jupiter Cable and the Asia Direct Cable systems, to provide redundancy to ensure continuous service in situations like this. Such investments are vital because bulk of internet content used by Filipinos comes from overseas,” the company said.
It said measures like “traffic rerouting” and “local catching” have been put in place to minimize the impact