Globe Telecom Inc. said Monday it fired up 252 cell sites in the first quarter to provide connectivity to more Filipinos.
It said with the additional infrastructure, total cell towers reached 12,194 as of end-March, allowing more people and communities across the country to experience the company’s first world network.
“We want as many Filipinos to enjoy the benefits of mobile technology and have access to the Internet, even in far-flung areas. This way, more people can enjoy the digital solutions that are accessible through our network and help uplift the lives of many,” Globe president and chief executive Ernest Cu said.
Globe also installed 380 new 5G sites in the first three months of the year. The additional facilities were established in Metro Manila, Rizal, Cavite, Batangas, Bulacan, Davao, Cebu, Misamis Oriental and Iloilo. Globe’s 5G network now covers 95 percent of the National Capital Region population and 84 percent in Visayas and Mindanao.
“These new builds augment both 5G outdoor and in-building solutions across the country. They also support the company’s strategy of providing 5G technology where it matters,” said Globe vice president Marge Dizon.