Globe Ready for New Administration’s Digitalization Plan

Globe Telecom

Digital solutions platform Globe fully supports the new administration’s goal of streamlining government service through digitalization, as it aims to deliver a #1stWorldNetwork and suite of digital solutions to enable such institutional pivot.

Globe, which has seen its own transformation to go beyond telco in recent years, stands ready to partner with the government with its top-of-the-line products and services to boost digitalization in state agencies and offices and give the public fast, convenient and reliable transactions.

“We welcome the new administration’s goal of increasing digitalization in government for streamlined processes. This will ultimately redound to improved public service– an aspiration that Globe deeply shares with the government as we serve a customer base of 92 million people,” said Globe President and CEO Ernest Cu.

“Our network and infrastructure are ready to support the government and we look forward to working closely with the new administration to achieve this shared goal,” he said.

The new administration earlier 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 following the economic lull wrought by the pandemic.

Globe has been supporting the country’s track towards economic rebound with an aggressive network buildup.

Enabled by a rationalized government permitting system, Globe built 234 more cell sites nationwide in the first quarter of the year, as it targets 1,700 new sites in FY 2022. A total 91 towerco sites also went on air and carried Globe traffic within the same quarter, 57% more than tower company builds in the same period last year.

Globe also 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 leader in mobile has logged over 2 million devices on 5G as of the first quarter, with at least 96% of the National Capital Region (NCR) and 85% of key cities in Visayas and Mindanao with Globe’s 5G outdoor coverage.

These improvements build on Globe’s infrastructure expansion in 2021, when an unprecedented CAPEX of ₱92.8 billion led to the rise of 1,407 new towers.

This network buildup is part of Globe’s long-standing commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, which emphasize the role of innovation and infrastructure in development and economic growth.