Connecting Lives: Globe Builds 39 New Towers in ‘Underserved Areas’
Making true to its promise of bringing the digital lifestyle to all Filipinos, Globe has boosted its connectivity by installing 39 new cell towers in previously underserved areas in Mindanao, North Luzon, South Luzon, and Visayas.
These newly-installed cell towers in 23 provinces and one city will further improve the call, SMS, and data experience of more than 100,000 current Globe and future customers as demand for connectivity continues to rise especially in areas where so many households depend on the internet for work from home and distance learning requirements.
“This is just the start because Globe recognizes the value of connectivity as the rest of the country continues to cope with the demands of the new normal. Our aggressive network builds and investments in areas that matter to us, where our customers need the service they deserve, will continue in 2021. Our rollouts in previously underserved areas will set the stage for more builds as we reach out to more far-flung areas in the country,” said Joel Agustin, Globe Senior Vice President for Program Delivery, Network Technical Group.
In Mindanao, Globe was able to build at least one cell tower in Jabonga, Agusan Del Norte; Don Carlos and Manolo Fortich in Bukidnon; Paquibato in Davao City; Governor Generoso, Davao Oriental; Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao; and Veruela, Agusan del Sur.
Palawan topped the provinces with the most builds in South Luzon with seven cell towers in Busuanga, Coron, and Puerto Princesa. At least one tower was installed in Paracale, Camarines Norte; Calabanga, Camarines Sur; Mogpog, and Sta. Cruz in Marinduque; Lubang, Occidental, Mindoro; Roxas, Oriental Mindoro; and San Narciso, Quezon.
Globe has also expanded its network in Abuyog, Javier, Kananga and Palompon in Leyte; Butuan and Carmen in Bohol; Caurtero, Capiz; Camotes Island, Cebu; Bonbon, Cebu City; Buenavista in Guimaras; and Calatrava, Negros Occidental.
In North Luzon, recent installations were made in Dipaculao, Aurora; Sanchez Mitra, Cagayan; Delfin Albano, Isabela; and Bangar, La Union.
More installations are underway as Globe is targeting to build at least 2,000 new cell towers this year.
The new builds and upgrades have begun to improve the overall experience of customers. Ookla®’s quarterly data showed that Globe’s overall mobile Consistency Score™ in Q4 2020 improved to 60.82% from Q3’s 56.83%. Globe’s regional mobile Consistency Scores also improved from the previous quarter in 16 out of 17 regions, registering increases as high as 10 PPTs (percentage points), with Consistency Scores ranging from 39% and 65% in Q4 2020.*
Mobile Consistency Score measures the number of incidences (viewed as a percentage) of a provider's samples equal or exceeds both a download threshold of 5 Mbps and an upload threshold of 1 Mbps.
Globe champions the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, specifically UN SDG No. 9 which recognizes the importance of infrastructure and innovation as crucial drivers of economic growth and development. Globe has vowed to uphold the 10 United Nations Global Compact principles and 10 UN SDGs.
*Based on analysis by Ookla® of Speedtest Intelligence® data comparing Q3 2020 to Q4 2020. Ookla trademarks used under license and reprinted with permission.