Globe Telecom Inc. said Wednesday it teamed up with the city government of San Juan to lead the city’s digital transformation by providing free, fast and reliable internet connection and building additional cell sites.
Globe chief commercial officer Albert de Larrazabal said that Globe and San Juan were taking the first step to make San Juan a digital city.
“We are collaborating with Mayor Francis Zamora and the local government unit of San Juan to enable residents to access government services online using GoWiFi,” de Larrazabal said.
“Aside from the Free GoWiFi service in San Juan, Globe Prepaid and TM customers can enjoy FREE 1GB, GoWiFi access with GoSakto, GoSurf and EasySurf promos,” he said.
GoWifi will be initially available in 18 areas including the City Hall, San Juan Medical Center, San Juan National High School, Pinaglabanan Shrine and selected barangays halls.
These barangay halls include those of Balong-Bato, Batis, Corazon de Jesús, Ermitaño, Pasadeña, Rivera, Salapan, Isabelita, Kabayanan, Little Baguio, Onse, Tibagan, Balong-Bato and Greenhills.
De Larrazabal said they were also in talks with San Juan officials to improve the network quality in the city.
“We are going to build additional eleven cell sites and roll-out fiber optic cables to improve the connectivity in San Juan,” he said.
Globe has been supporting the San Juan National High School under company’s Global Filipino School Program where free internet, ICT equipment and digital training for teachers are being provided to expose the students to digitalization at an early age.
GoWiFi continues its expansion plans nationwide, particularly in high-traffic areas like malls, hospitals and schools to make high-quality internet connection accessible and affordable to more Filipinos.
GoWiFi was accessible in 2,500 sites nationwide as of end-June, up by 500 sites from the previous year.
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