Globe Telecom, a provider of telecommunications services in the Philippines, announced that it had upgraded its third-generation (3G) network in 12 provinces to 4G Long-Term Evolution (LTE) with the completion and modernisation of several sites.
“More customers in Batangas, Bohol, Bukidnon, Davao del Sur, Davao del Norte, and seven other provinces will now have better access to Globe’s 4G LTE network,” the Filipino operator said in a press release.
The Ayala-led telco said it upgraded at least 507 sites in Batangas from 3G to 4G LTE, the new standard of mobile data. It also migrated 488 areas in Metro Manila and 450 in Cebu to 4G LTE.
“These network improvements will bring better call, SMS, and data browsing services to our customers especially in areas that need connectivity the most. As we have promised since the start of the year, we really intend to make 4G LTE more pervasive not only in Luzon but in more areas also in Visayas and Mindanao,” said Joel Agustin, Globe SVP for Program Delivery, Network Technical Group.
In Mindanao, 366 sites are now powered by 4G LTE in Davao del Sur while in Davao del Norte 126 sites have been upgraded. In Bukidnon, 79 sites have been migrated to 4G LTE.
In Bohol, 85 locations are now 4G LTE ready. Globe has also upgraded 111 sites in Cagayan; 88 in Rizal; 195 in Cavite; 328 in Laguna, and 358 in Pampanga.