Globe completed 34 site upgrades in Leyte and four more locations in Southern Leyte, or a total of 38 from January to March this year.
This includes 12 site upgrades in the municipality of Abuyog, which now experiences improved calls, SMS and data browsing services.
“Dati mahirap kasi, naghahanap pa kami ng signal para lang magkaroon ng internet. Sumasakay pa kami, namamasahe para makakuha signal at at makasagot kami sa mga module. Pero ngayon magaan na, hindi na kami gumagastos sa pamasahe. Para sa amin, hulog ng langit ang cell site,” said Arabella Grace Padrique, a student from barangay Cagbolo, Abuyog.
The modernization has not only benefited students in the two provinces but even those who rely on the internet as they work from home.
“Kung meron po kami ng mga forms kami na iddownload madali na lang po. Hindi gaya ng dati na wala pong cell site,” added Jay Soniedo, a teacher in one of the schools of the municipality.
Globe also installed one new tower each in Tacloban City and Baybay City last month.
“We are looking to install more cell towers and complete more site upgrades in Eastern Visayas as internet connectivity plays a major role in helping communities survive the effects of the pandemic. By making our presence stronger in the region, it is going to be a win-win situation for more customers and households in the region,” added Joel Agustin, Globe Senior Vice President for Program Delivery, Network Technical Group.
Globe’s aggressive network builds and network modernization to 4G LTE and 5G has resulted in improved services to its customers nationwide. According to Ookla®’s Q1 2021 data1 the telco’s nationwide consistency score is now more than 70 percent. Metro Manila registered Globe’s best score with more than 76 percent while impressive percentages were also noted in Rizal, Bulacan, Cavite, Cebu City and Davao City.
Globe strongly supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) particularly UN SDG No. 9 that highlights the roles of infrastructure and innovation as crucial drivers of economic growth and development.