Globe, DICT to Complete Connectivity Projects by End-September 2018
Globe Telecom, through its subsidiary Innove Communications Inc., is working closely with the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) to complete several connectivity platform projects required by the agency by the end of September this year.
Under the agreement, the company is committed to deliver a total of 704 circuits to some underserved municipalities across the Philippines, while the DICT is tasked to ensure that Innove can deploy these circuits by securing building permission from the respective local government units (LGUs).
As of August 31 this year, Innove was able to deliver 492 of the 704 committed circuits, which will route data from one node to another. These circuits will serve as a backbone and distribution hubs for internet connectivity for municipalities across the country.
Globe General Counsel Atty. Froilan Castelo said that the company can complete its project deliverables to DICT by the end of the month depending on the resolution of some circuit deployment issues. “We will deliver the remaining 212 circuits as soon as the deliverables of other parties are accomplished. This is in line with our commitment with the DICT to work with them hand in hand in bridging the digital divide in the country,” Castelo said.
DICT has awarded contracts to Innove over a period of three years to deliver 704 circuits composed of: 615 circuits for the IP Transport Municipal (IPTM) project, 74 circuits for the IPTM Ph3 (IPTM3) project, 2 circuits for IP Transport International (IPTI) project, and 13 circuits for IP Transport Domestic (IPTD) project.