PLDT is investing PhP 7 billion in a trans-Pacific cable system linking it with the US and Japan. The undersea fibre optic cable system called Jupiter is expected to be completed by the third quarter of 2020 and will help PLDT in increasing its international data capacity. The company has finalised the technical and management agreements with the consortium members, which include Amazon, Facebook, SoftBank, PCCW Global and NTT Communications, for Jupiter. The new undersea cable project spans 14,000 km and will connect to PLDT’s cable landing station in Daet, Camarines Norte. The project will provide additional capacity of more than 22 Tbps from the Philippines directly to and from Japan, and 17.6 Tbps to the West Coast in the US. The Jupiter cable system will use state-of-the-art, upgradeable technology using an open cable model which will allow PLDT to increase capacity by investing in terminal technologies that boost data throughput