Globe’s Nine Months 2021 Cell Tower Builds up 82% Vs Year Ago
Globe surpassed its cell site builds in the first nine months of 2021, up 82% versus the same period last year. This translated to 1,080 new cell sites built as of end-September, up from 593 in January to September 2020.
“The installation of new cell towers will greatly decongest traffic in our existing towers. By building more cell sites, while modernizing the existing ones to 4G LTE, we will ensure to meet the demand for better and accessible connectivity for our customers in more parts of the country,” said Joel Agustin, Globe Senior Vice President for Program Delivery, Network Technical Group.
According to Agustin, most of the new cell towers built are located in Metro Manila (340) and North Luzon (230). At least a hundred or more new cell towers were also installed in South Visayas and Mindanao.
Aside from these, Globe was also able to complete 73 in-building solutions or IBS from January to September this year. In-Building Solution is essential to provide quality indoor coverage to customers. With IBS, customers will have better mobile signals using desktops, laptops, and mobile phones indoors.
“We are very optimistic in sustaining the momentum because more cell towers simply mean better call, text, and data browsing experience for our customers,” added Agustin.
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. The company is committed to upholding the United Nations Global Compact principles and 10 UN SDGs.
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