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From Zero to Hero: Bukidnon Community Thrives with New Globe Cell Site
Fast data connectivity is already the norm in many urban and suburban areas in the country. However, in far-flung places, mobile signals are still a scarce resource. Such is the case in Barangay San Nicolas, San Carlos, Bukidnon. Before Globe added a cell site, the over 5,000 barangay residents had to give way to each other when going online.
According to San Nicolas Barangay Captain Aurelia Lim, her constituents have an agreement to rotate their internet usage due to the weak signal. “Mahina ang signal kaya nagpapalitan kami. Ikaw muna kasi mahina. Pag marami tayong gumagamit, lalong hindi makakakonekta,” she said.
But with Globe’s new cell site equipped with 4G LTE, the people felt a great relief. Today, Barangay San Nicolas is almost at par with other areas insofar as connectivity is concerned. With uninterrupted video calls, its youth can engage in remote learning while many residents enter online selling to augment their income.
“Kailangan talaga namin yung magandang signal. Mas maganda siguro kung madagdagan pa ang cell sites,” said Lim who remains open to supporting Globe for the installation of more towers in the barangay.
“The lifestyle of a community becomes better when it is connected to a #1stWorldNetwork. This is why Globe is working non-stop to enhance and expand our network’s reach. We want to be as pervasive as possible to provide connectivity to all our kababayans wherever they may be in the Philippines,” said Joel Agustin, Globe Senior Vice President for Program Delivery, Network Technical Group.
With its mission to deliver #1stWorldNetwork connectivity to Filipinos, Globe ramped up its new cell site builds for the year. The company uses 4G LTE and 5G wireless technologies for faster download and upload, higher bandwidth, and low latency, among other benefits. Aside from these, Globe completed 82 in-building solutions or IBS to provide quality indoor coverage to customers for better mobile signals.
Globe’s 5G outdoor coverage in the National Capital Region has now reached 95% and is already present in over 1,900 locations in the country as of end-September. Globe is helping migrate its customers to 5G-enabled devices and offering free SIM 4G LTE/5G so that customers can experience the power of the new technology.
Globe strongly supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, specifically UN SDG No. 9, which aims to build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization, and foster innovation. It is committed to upholding the United Nations Global Compact principles and contributing to 10 UN SDGs.