Globe to upgrade Malcañang, Senate, and Congress to 5G coverage

Globe is now planning to upgrade its infrastructure to improve indoor coverage solutions in several cardinal buildings in the metro, which includes the Malacañang Palace, Senate, and the House of Representatives.

The upgrade will expand coverage, increase capacity, and cover key structures in 5G. These buildings include Kalayaan Hall, Mabini Hall, and the Presidential Guest House in Malcañang; the Senate and GSIS buildings in the Senate; and in the Main, North, South, House of Representatives Annex, Ramon V. Mira, and the Legislative Library Buildings in the Lower House.

These buildings house key branches of our government which in turn provide basic and immediate services to our nation. By upgrading our indoor solutions, our new system will increase and augment capacity and extend coverage to provide wider service access inside these offices.  Moreover, these important government offices will be 5G ready so internet services will be much faster and better. These efforts will help our Chief Executive, his cabinet and our lawmakers to communicate and update executive and legislative efforts that will best serve the people,” said Joel Agustin, Globe Senior Vice President for Program Delivery, Network Technical Group.

Globe has already relayed their design and upgrade proposals to Malcañang, Senate, and the House of Representatives. Approvals for the upgrades are expected to release within the month. Efforts to upgrade these locations are expected to take 8 to 16 weeks.

The telco is also upgrading their network throughout the country. Their 3-pronged upgrade strategy include aggressively building cell sites, upgrading existing sites to 4G/LTE, and the fiberization of Filipino homes nationwide.