October 26, 2020 at 07:45 pm
Darwin G. Amojelar
Globe Telecom Inc. said Monday it upgraded its cell sites to 4G LTE from purely 2G/3G in at least 140 municipalities and cities for better internet connectivity.
“Our LTE expansion has primarily upgraded our capacity and technology in areas where the signal is slow or non-existent. These efforts have now gained traction based on the improved mobile experience of our customers,” said Joel Agustin, Globe senior vice president for program delivery.
“Aside from wider coverage, they will also see a significant increase in the speed when they use their data services,” he said.
The company’s site upgrades in 25 barangays from purely 2G/3G to 4G LTE have significantly improved its call, text and data services for its customers across the country.
With the roll-out builds and site upgrades, customers in areas with 4G LTE can now do web browsing, improved voice calls, video/call conferencing, gaming, audio and video streaming and transfer files either for learning or work related purposes.
Globe said that despite the restrictions of health and quarantine protocols, it is actively pursuing its three-pronged strategy to improve further its services to its customers through aggressive cell site builds; upgrading all its sites to have 4G LTE using many different frequencies; and fast tracking the fiberization of Filipino homes nationwide for better connectivity and data experience.
This promotes the country's agenda of rolling out site builds and improvement measures to address the demand of Filipinos going digital, since classes in public schools have reopened, it said.