Globe Telecom, the provider of telecommunications services in the Philippines, said it recently expanded its fifth-generation (5G) network coverage in new areas. It has completed site upgrades of its 3G legacy network to 4G LTE in key cities in Visayas and Mindanao while also expanding 5G coverage in these areas.
Globe said its site upgrades and 5G tower installations in Bacolod City, Boracay, Iloilo City, and Cagayan de Oro have resulted in the improved mobile experience of its customers in these areas.
The Ayala-led telco installed 5G towers in those areas, including tourist destinations in Malay, Aklan. The company said 180 site upgrades were completed in Cagayan de Oro and it now has 5G coverage in 30 key locations all over the city.
“With the 4G LTE network, Globe customers in Bacolod City, Boracay, Cagayan de Oro, and in Iloilo City now have access to high-speed internet, clearer calls, and a stable mobile network,” said Joel Agustin, Globe senior vice president for program delivery, network technical group.
“We also made 5G available in these four locations for them to maximize the potential and opportunities of the technology,” Joel added.
Meanwhile, Globe surpassed its cell site builds in the first nine months of 2021, up 82% versus the same period last year. This translated to 1,080 new cell sites built as of end-September, up from 593 in January to September 2020.
According to Joel, most of the new cell towers built are located in Metro Manila (340) and North Luzon (230).
Aside from these, Globe was also able to complete 73 in-building solutions or IBS from January to September this year. In-Building Solution is essential to provide quality indoor coverage to customers. With IBS, customers will have better mobile signals using desktops, laptops, and mobile phones indoors.