Globe cell site builds up 82%

Published October 28, 2021, 11:45 AM

by Emmie V. Abadilla


Globe Telecom Inc. has built 82 percent more cell sites in the first nine months of this year versus the same period in 2020, the company announced Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021.

This translated to 1,080 new cell sites built as of end September, versus 593 in the comparative time span.

“The installation of new cell towers will greatly decongest traffic in our existing towers,” explained Joel Agustin, Globe Senior Vice President for Program Delivery, Network Technical Group.

“By building more cell sites while modernizing existing ones to 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE), we meet customers’ demand for accessible connectivity in more parts of the country,” he noted.

Most of the telco’s newly built cell towers are located in Metro Manila (340) and in North Luzon (230).

At least a hundred or more new cell towers were also installed in South Visayas and Mindanao.

Aside from these, Globe also completed 73 in-building solutions or IBS from January to September this year.

In-Building Solution is essential to provide quality indoor coverage to customers. With IBS, customers will have better mobile signals using desktops, laptops and mobile phone indoors.

“We are very optimistic in sustaining the momentum because more cell towers simply mean better call, text and data browsing experience for our customers,” Agustin concluded.