Misamis Oriental, Philippines
 

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Infrastructure
Telephone and Broadband System
 

With the advent of information technology, telecommunication facilities of the province and the city have improved considerably over the past years.

Two major backbones traversed Cagayan de Oro. The first is PLDT’s 10-gbps Digital Fiber Optic Backbone (DFOB). It connects to five international submarine cable systems in the Asia Pacific and Southeast Asia, and further to North American, Middle East and Western Europe. It is supported by an extensive Digital Microwave Backbone.

The second major backbone is Telicphil’s 10-gbps National Digital Transmission Network -- a 2,762-kilometer fiber optic facility that spans from Cuyapo, Isabela in the North down to Cagayan de Oro.

 
Communication facilities
PARTICULARS DETAILS PROVIDER
Public Telephone Firms Local Exchanges
  • Philcom
  • Cruztelco         
  • Sotelco
  • Misortel
  • Telof (Italtel)
  • Bayantel
NDD/IDD Operator

Sotelco

Inter-Exchange Carrier
  • Philcom
  • ETPI
  • PLDT
  • Globe
  • ICC-Bayantel             
  • PT&T
CMTS Operators
  • Smart Communications
  • Globe Telecom
  • Pilipino Telephone (PILTEL)
  • Island Communications (Islacom)
  • Digitel (Sun Cellular)
  • Bayantel (Not yet operational)

Telephone Line Subscriptions

Cagayan de Oro City
  • CRUZTELCO: 3,322
  • MISORTEL: 12,439
  • PHILCOM: 15,346
  • SOTELCO: 161
  • DOTC-TELOF: 2,165
Broadband Network PLDT
  • 178  ST M1 (155 mbps)
  • 10 E1s (2.048 mbps)
  • 1 full STM1
  • Several DS3s (45 mbps)
Globe Telecom
  • 4 STM1s (155 mbps)
  • 5 DS3s (45 mbps)
  • 70 E1s (2.048 mbps)

Can be expanded anytime by demand.

Philcom
  • 1 STM1 (155 mbps)
  • Several E1s (2.048 mbps)
  • DS3 (45 mbps)
ICC/Bayantel
  • 64  STM1 (155 mbps)
  • Several DS3s (45 mbps)
  • 2 PDH (34 mbps)
  • 20 E1s (2.048 mbps)
Parasat/Cable 21

4-E1s  (8 Mbps) Expandable to DS3

Cruztelco
  • STM1 (155 mbps)
  • 6 E1s (2.048 mbps)
DC-Tech (TelOf and MisOrtel)
  • STM 1
  • Several DS3’s
  • Several E1
 

As of 2008, the six telephone companies in Cagayan de Oro City and Misamis Oriental have acquired 80,042 equipped lines, out of which 56,646 have been installed. The two major carriers -- MISORTEL and PHILCOM-PLDT -- have installed a state-of-the-art digital system that uses Alcatel 12-switch providing interconnected IDD & NDD services.

In 2012, Governor Oscar Moreno mentioned MISORTEL in his State of the Province Addres: "The indebtedness of the Provincial Government with financing institutions for the MISORTEL operations started in 1991. The previous administration has made our internal revenue allotment a collateral to the Municipal Development Fund Office (MDFO) of the Department of Finance for an interest-inclusive loan which by the year 2012, the amount would reach to around PhP159M. The said loan has costed the Provincial Government in payments to around PhP19M annually from 2004 to 2010. For years 2011 and 2012, more than PhP18M is the amount due. We are expecting full payment of this loan this year, by the month of December." [Read more.]

 
Phone line subscriptions as of 1998
Operator Make/Type/ Model Lines ready for connection Lines connected Residential Commercial Total
SBI/CRUZTELCO Hicom 392 10,208 9,250 2,867 455 3,322
MISORTEL Samsung MADR TDX-16 18,224 10,702 7,541 4,898 12,439
PHILCOM (PLDT) NEC NEAX 61 EV 33,292 29,870 10,908 4,438 15,346
SOTELCO EMS 601 928 - 0 0 0
PLDT Siemens EWSD 7,440 4,659 0 0 0
TELOF Italtel UT100 9,950 2,165 1,974 191 2,165
TOTAL

 

80,042 56,646 20,423 9,982 33,272
 
 

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Main information from Department of Trade and Industry-Misamis Oriental.