Globe Telecom Inc. set up 91 new tower companies (towerco), which were on air since the start of the year, to more than double its nationwide coverage, the telco announced Tuesday, April 12.
As of end of last month, Globe’s 91 new towerco sites have started carrying nearly 57 percent more traffic than the 58 sites completed in the same period in 2021.
The new towers are powering 16 provinces across the country.
These include 0La Union and Pangasinan in Northern Luzon; Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga and Tarlac in Central Luzon; Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon in Southern Luzon; Occidental Mindoro in Mimaropa; and Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur and South Cotabato in Mindanao.
So far, Globe has been aggressively expanding its network through partnerships with several tower companies.
With more towers in place, connecting communities and mobile improvements become more pervasive especially in priority coverage areas.
“Our infrastructure partnerships are invaluable in our efforts to expand our reach and further boost our service for the benefit of our customers,” explained Joel Agustin, Globe SVP Head of Network Planning and Engineering, Network Technical Group.
“As more towercos carry our traffic across the country, we will reach our build goal faster, with greater cost-efficiency,” he pointed out. Hence, “We will continue to work with towercos to bring reliable service and a better experience to our customers.”
For 2022, Globe earmarked P89 billion capex for its network expansion, including new cell site builds, upgrade to 4G/LTE, 5G rollout acceleration and expedited fiberization of households across the country.
Last year, Globe built 1,407 new cell sites, including 4G/LTE and 5G.
The telco upgraded 22,300 mobile sites, and installed over 2,000 5G outdoor sites and in-building solutions.
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