By Emmie V. Abadilla
Over the last two years, Globe Telecom, Inc. has deployed over one million new broadband lines, enabling more customers to enjoy video-streaming content.
Already, the telco is at half point in its goal of rolling out 2 million new broadband lines by 2020 as part of its commitment to creating an internet superhighway. Globe is also determined on develop its wired broadband coverage to improve customers’ quality of experience.
In terms of wired broadband facilities, Globe was able to deploy fiber broadband in 12 cities in Metro Manila, as well as in 19 provinces nationwide. Most of the company’s fiber build are located in Quezon City, Sta. Rosa and Calamba in Laguna as well as in Cebu and Davao.
Globe continues to deploy VDSL (Very-high-bit-rate digital subscriber line) and now includes 16 cities in Metro Manila and in 18 areas from Bulacan, Cavite, Baguio, Cavite, Cebu to Davao City.
VDSL technology provides high-speed Broadband service up to 200 Mbps using existing copper footprint.
The telco’s total deployment using various broadband technologies has reached more than 1 million lines since 2016, confirmed Joel Agustin, Senior Vice President for Program Governance, Network Technical Group.
The company’s bid to deploy 2 million broadband lines by 2020 will redefine home broadband experience for Filipinos amid growing customer demand for bandwidth-intensive multimedia content, he noted.
On the other hand, its deployment of massive MIMO (multiple input, multiple output) technology will also hasten its rollout of 2 million home broadband lines, with speeds of at least 10 Mbps by 2020.
Massive MIMO technology enables a mobile network to multiply the capacity of a wireless connection without requiring more antennas. The technology increases wireless throughput, accommodating more users at higher data rates with better reliability while consuming less power.