Globe partners w/ PhilTower for 500 cellsites

Published June 17, 2021, 10:30 AM

by Emmie V. Abadilla

Globe Telecom Inc. has partnered with Phil-Tower Consortium, Inc. (PhilTower) to install 500 new cell sites in the National Capital Region and Luzon this year.
“Our partnership with PhilTower will help us accelerate our cell site expansion,” says Globe Vice President for Site Acquisition Vincent Tempongko.
“Consequently, this will bring better services to Globe subscribers in more locations in the country,” he added.
PhilTower, on the other hand, emphasizes its role in advancing the telecommunication infrastructure in the country.
“As a communication solutions enabler and digital infrastructure provider, we help power critical digital network expansion needs through our innovative cell site technologies,” according to PhilTower President Devid Gubiani.
“We are introducing solutions like the Micro Cell Poles that have a low impact and small footprint with capability to load in radios, battery backup within the pole for network densification,” he explained.
PhilTower is an independent tower company (ITC) established in 2019.
PhilTower has laid out a two-year masterplan to prepare for the mass adoption of 5G.
It is supporting coverage improvements in suburban and rural areas, contributing to network densification in urban areas and improving in-building coverage with small cells- based digital shared infrastructure.
PhilTower is part of a regional group with presence in Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar and the Philippines.
It has rolled out telecom infrastructure projects using the latest 4G and 5G technologies.
With its partnership with Globe, it is deploying new cell sites in Metro Manila, North and South Luzon.
”We look forward to working with Globe Telecom in providing 4G and 5G coverage to ensure connectivity to many Filipinos,” remarked Peter Wong, Country Director of PhilTower.