Digital solutions platform Globe teamed up with local government units in Visayas and Mindanao to deploy and expand assisted registration sites.
“We have seen the lowest number of SIM registrations in Visayas and Mindanao, especially in rural areas. Our efforts to educate and encourage people to register are ongoing, and we are working with LGUs to make the process more accessible for those who need assistance,” said Darius Delgado, head of Globe’s consumer mobile business.
Globe also called on the government to support telecom companies to increase the number of registered users in underserved communities.
“We need government support to roll out infrastructure that can be leased by telcos in missionary areas such as the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, Marawi and other regions where telcos have a weak presence. Local government units are also critical in pushing for the registration of their constituents,” said Globe general counsel Froilan Castelo.
Castelo said LGUs may provide access to SIM registration venues, on-site registration assistance and training for local agents who can help facilitate the process.