PhilTower Tapped by Globe to Aggressively Build Network NCR and Luzon

Published July 9, 2021, 9:31 AM

by Robert D. Reyes

As the Bayanihan 2 law streamlines the issuance of permits, Globe Telecom signs a partnership with PhilTower Consortium, Inc. (PhilTower) to aggressively ramp up its network rollout in more areas in the National Capital Region (NCR) and Luzon. The partnership aims to install 500 new cell sites within the year.

Globe believes the partnership with PhilTower will boost the company’s response to its customers’ ever-increasing need for better, reliable, and accessible connectivity in the new normal.

“Our partnership with PhilTower will help us accelerate our cell site expansion. Consequently, this will bring better services to Globe subscribers in more locations in the country,” according to Vincent Tempongko, Globe Vice President for Site Acquisition.

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Established in 2019, PhilTower is an independent tower company (ITC) and is a leading telecommunications infrastructure developer in Southeast Asia. The company’s expertise centers on end-to-end solutions covering both outdoor and indoor telecom infrastructure products and services, from towers, to in-building solutions, power, and operations and maintenance. PhilTower is part of a regional group with a presence in Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar, and the Philippines. It has rolled out the telecom infrastructure projects utilizing the latest 4G and 5G technologies.

“As a communication solutions enabler and digital infrastructure provider, we help power critical digital network expansion needs through our innovative cell site technologies. We are introducing new and innovative 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,” said Devid Gubiani, PhilTower President.

PhilTower has laid out its two-year master plan which includes focusing on supporting coverage improvements in suburban and rural areas, contributing efficiently to network densification in urban areas in anticipation of mass adoption of 5G through its Micro Cell Poles, and improving in-building coverage with small cells based digital shared infrastructure.

“We look forward to working with Globe Telecom in providing 4G and 5G coverage to ensure connectivity to many Filipinos,” added Peter Wong, Country Director of PhilTower.

Globe strongly supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) particularly UN SDG No. 9 that highlights the roles of infrastructure and innovation as crucial drivers of economic growth and development.