Globe has deployed its Cell Site on Wheels (COW) at the Diosdado Macapagal Government Center in San Fernando, Pampanga helping boost the mobile signal of regional government offices in the vicinity. This in turn, provided employees and visitors better call and data connectivity.
The move was in response to a request made by the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) Central Luzon for enhanced services in the hub. The NTC also helped identify and facilitate approval of the location for the COW inside the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) compound.
The COW is a mobile tower that can be moved to places that need strong cell signals temporarily. Globe set it up in Pampanga as an interim solution while pursuing the establishment of two microsites in the government center, which hosts the Land Transportation Office (LTO), Department of Justice (DOJ), Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), Social Security System (SSS), among other agencies.
“We are thankful to the National Government and other local officials, especially to the NTC, for supporting our efforts to continuously improve our network coverage. Globe will always be a partner of the government in bringing connectivity to the people,” said Joel Agustin, Globe SVP for Program Delivery, Network Technical Group.
A launching ceremony was conducted earlier to mark the on-airing of the COW. It was attended by representatives from Globe, NTC, NEDA, DOJ, Department of Science and Technology (DOST), and San Fernando Electric Light & Power Company (SFELAPCO), a local electric cooperative.
Globe strives to make high-speed connectivity accessible for all to create better opportunities for businesses and the people. It aims to bring the Philippines closer to being a digital nation that raises the Filipino’s quality of life.
With its mission to deliver a #1stWorldNetwork to Filipinos nationwide, Globe has built 1,243 new cell sites and upgraded at least 13,600 mobile sites for the first nine months of 2021. It uses 4G LTE and 5G wireless technologies for faster download and upload, higher bandwidth, and low latency, among other benefits.
Globe’s 5G outdoor coverage in the National Capital Region has reached 95%. The technology is already present in nearly 2,000 locations in the country as of end-October.