LIPA – MALVAR, Batangas – Japan-affiliated telco InfiniVAN, Inc. continued to expand its fiber optic network infrastructure footprint by formally teaming up with LIMA Estate in Malvar, Batangas in a strategic partnership ceremony held last December to provide the country’s biggest privately-owned industrial estate with its network infrastructures.
The Aboitiz-owned, 800-hectare PEZA-registered economic zone, whose locators currently employ more than 65,000, will rely on InfiniVAN to provide backbone connectivity and ensure safe and reliable internet services to the mixed-use development hub. LIMA Estate currently hosts 140 locators, 167 retail stores and restaurants, a 4-star hotel, a transportation hub and over 4,000 households.
LIMA is part of the multi-awarded Aboitiz InfraCapital Economic Estates that also includes the 540-hectare West Cebu Estate in Balamban, Cebu, and the 63-hectare Mactan Economic Zone 2 Estate in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu. Spanning over 1,400 hectares, and home to 200 companies — the multi-awarded economic estates are supported by a complete ecosystem of infrastructure facilities and services operated by Aboitiz affiliates, including Aboitiz InfraCapital, Aboitiz Power, and Aboitiz Construction.
The partnership agreement was signed by LIMA Estate’s Vice President for Operations, Clifford Academia and InfiniVAN’s Chief Operating Officer, Engr. Edgardo A. Opulencia.
InfiniVAN executives Shigeki Nakahara and Takeshi Ohba, together with LIMA Estate’s Vice President for Operations Clifford Academia, and Estate Operations Manager, Nido Villaflores, Jr. attended the signing ceremony.
“LIMA Estate is a thriving industrial-anchored mixed-use estate hosting about 140 companies that are into export, warehousing, and logistics. Adding to that, our fast-growing LIMA Central Business District increases the demand for fast and seamless connectivity for our tenants and customers. With InfiniVAN coming into the Estate, we are assured of a quality network redundancy, increasing our capacity to serve high-grade, fast, and reliable internet connection for our stakeholders. Ultimately, as we transform LIMA Estate into a smart and next-generation city, we also aim to create a great LIMA experience for our locators and customers,” said LIMA Estate’s VP for Operations, Clifford Academia during an exclusive interview.
InfiniVAN, Inc. is in full support of LIMA Estate’s objectives. Engr. Opulencia for his part declared that the “partnership with LIMA Estate is more than just a collaboration; it is a bond towards supporting innovations, improving productivity and attaining the maximum potential for all businesses that locate within the Estate.”