10 years after introducing data with its nationwide network transformation program, Globe is kick starting its largest network upgrade to date in order to deliver improved Internet services especially at this time when connectivity is a crucial component in everyone’s lives.
Globe has laid out a 3-pronged strategy to improve voice and data experience of its customers. The first stage is to accelerate the pace of building cell sites to expand coverage and increase capacity for data. Strong support of ARTA and the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act will also allow faster processing and release of national and LGU permits to quicken the implementation of additional cell sites.
The second stage of Globe’s network upgrade is to update all their sites to have 4G/LTE using varying frequencies, which is important for both coverage and speeds. With 4G covering the whole country, Globe will be able to be data-ready and capable to deliver increased demands for bandwidth and speeds.
Third will be to hasten the implementation of fiber connection of Filipino homes for increased data experience using wireline. This is especially important as more and more Filipinos find themselves working and studying at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
All the network upgrades in Globe’s infrastructure are expected to be completed by 2021. Globe president and CEO Ernest Cu said “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.”