Leading digital solutions platform Globe has 91 tower company (towerco) sites on air since the start of the year as it continues to expand coverage to provide the best service to its customers.
As of end-March, 91 towerco sites have started carrying Globe traffic, nearly 57 percent more than the 58 sites completed in the same period in 2021.
These new towers are powering 16 provinces across the country: La Union and Pangasinan in Northern Luzon; Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga and Tarlac in Central Luzon; Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon in Southern Luzon; Occidental Mindoro in Mimaropa; and Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur and South Cotabato in Mindanao.
Globe has been aggressively expanding its network through partnerships with several tower companies. With more towers in place, connecting communities and mobile improvements become more pervasive especially in priority coverage areas.
“Our infrastructure partnerships are invaluable in our efforts to expand our reach and further boost our service for the benefit of our customers. As more towercos carry our traffic across the country, we will reach our build goal faster, with greater cost-efficiency,” said Joel Agustin, Globe SVP Head of Network Planning and Engineering, Network Technical Group.
“We will continue to work with towercos to bring reliable service and a better experience to our customers,” he said.
Globe earmarked CAPEX of ₱89 billion this year for its network expansion, including new cell site builds, upgrade to 4G/LTE, 5G rollout acceleration, and expedited fiberization of households across the country.
Last year, Globe built 1,407 new cell sites, including 4G/LTE and 5G. Some 22,300 mobile sites were, meanwhile, upgraded, and over 2,000 5G outdoor sites and in-building solutions were installed.
Globe’s expansion is part of its efforts to support Filipinos’ digital enablement, aligned with its commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, particularly UN SDG No. 9, which highlights the role of infrastructure and innovation as crucial drivers of economic growth and development.