Globe Telecom Inc. today (November 23) reported that it has modernized its services in 115 barangays nationwide, building and upgrading Long Term Evolution (LTE) sites and shifting from 2G and 3G networks to 4G LTE with 10 times faster speeds.
So far, LTE sites improved the quality of services for Globe customers by more than 50 per cent in 17 barangays.
It also boosted quality of service by at least 10 per cent in 64 barangays in Metro Manila, Marinduque, Bohol, Sorsogon, Iloilo, Bulacan, Rizal, Antique, Pampanga, Negros Occidental, Negros Oriental, Samar, Tarlac, Cebu, Zamboanga, Pangasian, Cebu, Albay, Batangas, Leyte, Isabela, Davao del Sur, Palawan and Albay.
In addition, the telco's new LTE site builds also improved its services in 16 barangays in Quezon City, Manila, Valenzuela, San Juan and Paranaque.
Bulacan recorded the most number of barangays with significant improvement in the call, text and data services with 43 site upgrades in Bocaue, Malolos, Marilao, Sta. Maria, San Miguel Calumpit, Norzagaray, San Ildefonso, San Jose Del Monte, Guiguinto, Baliuag, Bustos and San Rafael.
At least one barangay also had site upgrade in Alaminos, Pangasinan; Cauyan City and Dumaguete in Negros Oriental; Iriga City in Camarines Sur; Cabatuan and Lopez Jaena in Iloilo; Sialon in Negros Occidental; Panglao in Bohol; Daraga in Albay; Cauayan City in Isabela; Sogod in Southern Leyte; Patnongon in Antique; and Tacloban City in Leyte.
Upgrade from 2G/3G to 4G LTE network also improved mobile experience in 18 barangays in Marinduque, Abra, Batangas, Nueva Ecija, La Union, Palawan, Occidental Mindoro, Camarines Sur, Cebu, Bulacan, Laguna and Cavite.
“We are hopeful that this modernization will help customers with their requirements whether it is for online or distance learning, work from home set-up, or starting their own small online businesses,” says Kristelle Dizon, Globe Head of Consumer Mobile Business.
Globe targets more than 10,000 cell site upgrades in key cities and municipalities as part of its three-pronged strategy for its network upgrades and expansion.
“These site upgrades will increase our capacity and network coverage in areas where customers were used to having only call and SMS services," streesed Joel Agustin, Globe Senior Vice President for Program Delivery, Network Technical Group.