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Complementing the logistics infrastructure of Cagayan de Oro is the rapid modernization of the city’s telecommunications infrastructure, transforming the city into a business center and international logistics and telecommunications hub of the south. Beyond infrastructure, Cagayan de Oro is the center of education in Mindanao. Xavier University (Ateneo de Cagayan) is Mindanao’s first university. Capitol University and the Liceo de Cagayan University are cited by the National Association of Colleges and Universities as among the country’s top 10 higher education institutions with the highest number of accredited programs. Custom designed skills training and apprenticeship programs are readily available to serve human resource requirements, for example, Xavier University has partnered with Asian Carmakers Corporation, the country’s official BMW distributor, to bring the expertise of BMW to technical education students.

BPO companies operating in the city provide services like call center, telemarketing, medical transcription, and software development. Today, Cagayan de Oro boasts of five IT parks and two IT buildings, two of which are PEZA- registered. The city has a rich source of human resource with the presence of eight universities, seventy colleges and six computer technology institutes in the region that collectively produced some 23,000 graduates in 2012. Four of these universities are in the city proper: Xavier University (Ateneo de Cagayan), Liceo University, Capitol University and the Mindanao University of Science and Technology. Cagayan de Oro is linked to four (4) access nodes (fiber optic ring). Thus, when one side is cut-off, the city/province can still access connection from other nodes since all signals are being hauled to the cable landing stations in Batangas and Ilocos. It is now part of the seamless fiber optic ring of all major telecom providers and host of Cellular Mobile Telephone Services (CMTS) Main Switching Centers (MSCs).

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