Globe further diversifies key officers with Issa Guevarra-Cabreira as first woman Chief Commercial Officer
Globe exceeded its network builds and modernization targets in the first quarter of the year. Despite the continuing pandemic, Globe built 318 new cell sites, a 152 percent jump from 126 sites built in the same period last year.
Globe also installed over 287,000 high-speed lines reflecting a 212 percent increase vs Q1 2020, while 844 areas benefited from in-building solutions and strategic property business development initiatives for the period. Wireless expansion, which includes 4G LTE and 5G builds also reached 4,210 sites in the first quarter of 2021 or up by 245 percent year on year.
Globe is allotting P70 billion this year to upgrade, improve and expand its network buoyed by strong demand for connectivity and the ensuing economic recovery post-vaccinations. Substantial CAPEX will be used for the aggressive rollout of fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network, and widen its 5G footprint.
“Armed with our purpose, Globe is resolutely marching forward, staying attuned to the new customer and reinventing their experience to make us more relevant. Together with all our stakeholders, we are one with the nation on working towards our country's economic recovery in the days ahead,” said Ernest Cu, Globe President and CEO.
Issa Guevarra-Cabreira is new Chief Commercial Officer: First Woman CCO in Globe’s history
Formally announced at today's Globe Annual Stockholders Meeting, Issa Guevarra-Cabreira assumes the role of Chief Commercial Officer after Albert de Larrazabal, who has been nominated to Ayala Corporation as its new Chief Finance Officer.
Guevarra-Cabreira, a 25-year brand marketing and mobile telco business veteran will lead the whole commercial business unit of Globe. Her expertise and valued insights will help drive strategies to fuel the telco conglomerate’s growth in a highly competitive market.