EdgePoint, Globe partnership seen to enhance PHL telco industry with more towers, co-location sites

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EDGEPoint Infrastructure (“EdgePoint”), through its local subsidiary EdgePoint Towers Inc. or EdgePoint Philippines, announced its partnership with Globe Telecom, Inc. and help enhance the telecommunications industry in the country by increasing the number of towers and co-location sites.

With this collaboration, both firms seek to strengthen connectivity so that more Filipinos will enjoy faster mobile and broadband speeds in key areas around the country.

Alexander Kiel, Chief Executive Officer of EdgePoint Philippines, said they are very pleased to partner with Globe to support their expansion plans across the Philippines by providing a network of suitable sites to meet their needs. “The team will work closely with our counterparts in Globe throughout the whole process right from identifying the right locations to undergoing the complete build process. With our regional experience and in-depth local knowledge, we are confident we will be able to take over Globe’s expansion requirements, allowing them to focus on other areas of the business.”

This latest partnership with Globe is in line with EdgePoint’s aim to become a leading independent towerco in the Philippines, where we will continue to apply the vast combined experience of our leadership team and industry partners to fortify our growth trajectory. Both companies are aligned in our goals to deploy next-generation connectivity solutions in the country, and I look forward to us growing together dynamically through this partnership as well as other collaborations in the future,” added Kiel.

For her part, Rizza Maniego-Eala, Chief Finance Officer of Globe Telecom, said the firm is focused on bringing fast, seamless connectivity to the people and ultimately being a key contributor to the country’s digital ambitions. “We ended 2022 with 5G connectivity in 70 cities and towns across the Philippines, more than double our coverage compared to the year before making our 5G network available to nearly all of the population in the National Capital Region (NCR), Cebu and Davao. We are looking to partner with industry players who share the same appetite for growth and are confident that both EdgePoint and Globe have similar goals and synergies on how we can further enhance the telecommunications industry, grow both our companies as well as be key contributors to the nation.”

EdgePoint first entered the Philippines market in April 2022 when they acquired 2,934 towers from the PLDT Group. Currently, EdgePoint Philippines operates 2,557 active sites across Luzon, with the total number targeted to be closed by middle of 2023. It currently owns and manages a total of 14,000 towers across Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines.

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