Globe site builds prepare more regions for nationwide 4G LTE standards

Published January 14, 2021, 6:25 AM

by Jonathan Castillo

New ways of working in urban areas demand for socially and physically-distanced meetings, conference calls, consultations, transactions and purchases. 

On a lighter note but likewise heavy on the need for better internet is the obligatory catch-up on movies, podcasts, and TV series to unwind; as well as school lessons and necessary downloads to fulfill school and work requirements. In rural regions, livelihood and education are top priority for maximizing connectivity. Alongside new cell site builds, Globe’s fixed internet and mobile speeds in December 2020 show that its network’s continuous improvements are reshaping the internet experience especially using newer and more advanced technologies such as 4G LTE and 5G in both urban and rural communities.

Cooperation from communities where sites are being built lead to better signal and connectivity through network improvements, proving that customers also influence site builds. Ludivina Garcia, lot owner of the Macatbong cell site shares, “Sa amin pong barangay, mas marami po ang pabor kaysa sa hindi pabor. Naniniwala po ako na ang Globe cell site na ‘yan ay siyang magpapa-unlad sa aming barangay. Ito ang puhunan para sa future ng kabataan sa aming baranggay na Macatbong.” (In our barangay, more are in favor than those who are not. I believe that this Globe cell site is the key towards the development of our barangay. This is an investment for the future of the youth in Barangay Macatbong.)

In fact, Reynaldo Oligario, one of the respected elders in Brgy. Macatbong in Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija narrates, “Eh malaking bagay yan dito sa atin, dahil ‘yan, nakakatulong sa mga bata, sa pag-aaral nila. Eh bakit ko tututulan ‘yan? Kahit dalawang tower ang tumayo diyan, payag ako roon.” (That’s a big thing here in our area, because this helps children in their schooling. Why will I oppose it? Even if two towers are built there, I will allow it.)

Through its rigorous network improvements towards achieving a #FirstWorldNetwork, the telco has contributed largely to the total telco speed readings across the Philippines. Data shows one of the biggest jumps in mobile internet speeds in the past few months.

The company strongly supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, particularly UN SDG No. 9 which highlights the roles of infrastructure and innovation as crucial drivers of economic growth and development. Globe is committed to upholding the 10 United Nations Global Compact principles and 10 UN SDGs.