The Department of Information and Communications Technology invites interested vendors for Proof-Of-Concept (POC) on the activation of dark fiber through Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) System.

The government is now in the process of implementing the National Fiber Backbone by utilizing the dark fiber cores of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP). The POC aims to light up portions of the dark fiber of NGCP and showcase high-speed internet to Govnet and Public Wifi beneficiaries in identified provinces. Through this exercise,the DICT will be able to test the integrity of NGCP OPGW as well as the latest optical transport technologies in the market. Different scenarios setup, configuration, administration and operation will be tested. The result of POC will serve as guide in the preparation of Terms of Reference (TOR) and will also better prepare DICT for the implementation of the National Fiber Backbone. Also six (6) point-to-point routes have been identified to serve some areas in Benguet, Calapan, Catanduanes, Quirino, Pampanga and Samar.

Interested vendors may contact Venus Rivera of the National Broadband Project (NBP) at 920-0101 local 6114 the scheduling of appointments to discuss the details of the POC.