Globe Telecom Inc. welcomes the new administration’s goal to streamline government service through digitalization, President and CEO Ernest Cu stated Friday, July 1.
“This will ultimately improve public service– an aspiration that Globe deeply shares with the government as we serve a customer base of 92 million people,” he added.
“Our network and infrastructure are ready to support the government and we look forward to working closely with the new administration.”
Earlier, the Marcos administration bared plans to streamline government operations to improve efficiency in public services, including business-related processes, to catch up with the rest of the world.
This comes crucial at a time when the country is aiming for steady recovery after the pandemic.
So far, Globe has been supporting the economic rebound initiative via its aggressive network buildup.
Enabled by a rationalized government permitting system, Globe built 234 more cell sites nationwide in the first quarter of the year.
Overall, the telco targets 1,700 new sites in fiscal year (FY) 2022.
A total 91 towerco sites also went on air and carried Globe traffic within the same quarter, 57 percent more than tower company builds in the same period last year.
In addition, Globe upgraded over 3,500 mobile sites and installed 380 new 5G sites by the end of March, leading to an increase in ultra fast 5G mobile connectivity in more areas in the country.
The telco logged over 2 million devices on 5G as of the first quarter, with at least 96 percent of the National Capital Region (NCR) and 85 percent of key cities in Visayas and Mindanao with Globe’s 5G outdoor coverage.
These improvements built on Globe’s infrastructure expansion in 2021, when its P92.8 billion capex brought in 1,407 new towers.
In fiber connectivity, Globe likewise ramped up its builds, increasing 64 percent in the first quarter of 2022 compared to the same period last year.
At the same time, the telco provided its customers free migration to fiber to improve their Internet experience, leading to a 155 percent jump in Globe’s fiber broadband take up from January to March this year.