GLOBE Telecom has built 1,080 new cell sites in the first nine months of the year, up 82 percent from the same period last year.
“The installation of new cell towers will greatly decongest traffic in our existing towers. By building more cell sites, while modernizing the existing ones to 4G LTE, we will ensure to meet the demand for better and accessible connectivity for our customers in more parts of the country,” said Joel Agustin, Globe senior vice president for Program Delivery, Network Technical Group.
Globe built only 593 cell sites in January to September last year.
According to Agustin, most of the new cell towers built were located in Metro Manila with 340 new cell sites and in North Luzon with 230. At least a hundred or more new cell towers were also installed in South Visayas and Mindanao.
Aside from these, Globe was also able to complete 73 in-building solutions (IBS) from January to September this year.
IBS is essential to provide quality indoor coverage to customers. With IBS, customers will have better mobile signals using desktops, laptops and mobile phones 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,” added Agustin. / (KOC WITH PR)