Globe Telecom is embarking on a massive network upgrade a decade after it introduced data in the Philippines.
The network upgrade follows a government call to telcos to improve internet services in the light of COVID-19 when connectivity is critical.
Globe’s three–pronged strategy involves accelerating cell site builds to expand coverage and increase capacity for data; upgrading of all its sites to have 4G/LTE using different frequencies; and fast tracking of fiberisation of Filipino homes to improve data experience using wireline connectivity.
All the network upgrades are expected to be completed by 2021.
Resilient and reliable connectivity
“Globe is in a much better position now to fulfill the demands of its customers. In heeding the call of the government, we shall endeavor to provide our customers with improved network performance and quality of service. We look towards the future where our country would have a strong digital economy backed by resilient and reliable connectivity,” said Ernest Cu, President and CEO of Globe.
Alongside the network upgrade, the telco is also firing up its 5G network, targetting areas in key locations such as Bonifacio Global City (BGC), Makati CBD, Rockwell Center, Ortigas CBD, strategic areas along EDSA and C5, Taguig, Pasig, Mandaluyong, Marikina, Paranaque, Muntinlupa, Las Pin͂as, Valenzuela, and Caloocan.