As part of its continued network modernization, Globe Telecom Inc. has built at least 641 new cell towers and completed 8,175 site upgrades in the first half of 2021.
The telco changed its obsolete 3G network to 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) in Pangasinan, Misamis Oriental, Nueva Ecija, Bataan, Zambales, Tarlac, Negros Occidental, Negros Oriental, Iloilo, Capiz, Aklan, Antique, Siquijor and Guimaras.
As of end June this year, Globe has already surpassed the 600,000 Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) lines it has laid down in 2020.
“These expansion and site upgrades will bring better call, SMS and data browsing services to our customers in these provinces," Joel Agustin, Globe SVP for Program Delivery, Network Technical Group today (August 3) announced.
"As we promised early this year, we wanted to elevate the mobile experience of customers, not only in highly-urbanized areas but also in rural areas," he explained.
The new Globe installations include 31 cell towers in Pangasinan; 26 in Nueva Ecija and 16 in Iloilo.
The company also completed 364 site upgrades in Pangasinan; 362 in Misamis Oriental; 297 in Nueva Ecija; 275 in Negros Oriental; and 183 in Iloilo.
“Despite the nationwide travel and health restrictions due to the pandemic, Globe has been relentless in bringing better and more enjoyable mobile experiences to customers," Agustin noted.
"We encourage those who are still using 3G SIMs to switch to the 5G-ready 4G/LTE SIM now and make the most of their call, text, and data browsing services,” he urged.
For the past two years, Globe has been encouraging its customers to upgrade to the 5G-ready 4G LTE SIM cards to experience the benefits and advantages of the new technology.
Customers may send SIM CHECK to 8080 if they are still using 3G SIM cards.
If they are, upgrading to the 5G-ready 4G LTE SIM is free of charge and they get to keep their old mobile number.
For security reasons, customers are advised to upgrade their SIM at a Globe Store if current health protocols in their respective areas allow them to do so.