Globe Telecom Inc. will install at least 800 cell sites in the last three months of 2020 to end the year of its network expansion on a high note.
In Metro Manila and Rizal, Globe intends to build at least 319 cell sites and at least 100 in North Luzon, with Bulacan, Pampanga and Pangasinan topping the 15 provinces with the most builds.
Cavite, on the other hand, tops the 12 provinces in South Luzon which Globe targets for expansion.
The rest include Albay, Batangas, Camarines Sur, Camarines Norte, Quezon, Laguna, Marinduque, Masbate, Occidental Mindoro, Palawan and Romblon.
The telco will put up 64 towers and small cell sites in the region.
In Visayas, Globe plans on 147 installations in Cebu while builds are also set in Aklan, Antique, Bohol, Capiz, Guimaras, Iloilo, Leyte, Negros Occidental, Siquijor, Samar and Negros Oriental.
The telco will build a total of 190 installations in these provinces.
Globe will also put up 166 cell sites in Mindanao with Davao Del Sur getting the most number among the 23 provinces and one city covered by its expansion.
“Putting up more cell sites expsnds our coverage and gives users better data experience,” according to Joel Agustin, Globe Senior Vice President for Program Delivery, Network Technical Group.
“We expect mobile signals to improve moving forward especially in challenged areas. As we increase site density, connectivity will be made available and accessible to more communities,” he added.
Using newer technologies like easy macro and small cell sites, Globe will also address the need for more capacity in areas where it can not immediately build towers.