Globe announced that it has completed the installation of 39 new cell towers in what it calls “underserved areas.”
These areas include those in Mindanao, parts of North and South Luzon and in the Visayas, the telco noted in a statement sent to Frontpageph.com.
The increased number of cell towers built in 23 provinces and one city, according to Globe, is part of its promise to further boost connectivity and bring the digital lifestyle to all Filipinos.
Among the provinces in South Luzon that benefited from these new towers, Palawan got the most with seven in Busuanga, Coron and Puerto Princesa. At least one tower was installed in Paracale, Camarines Norte, Calabanga, Camarines Sur, Mogpog and Sta. Cruz in Marinduque, Lubang in Occidental, Mindoro, Roxas in Oriental Mindoro, and San Narciso in Quezon.
Globe was also able to build at least one cell tower in Jabonga, Agusan Del Norte in Mindanao, at Don Carlos and Manolo Fortich in Bukidnon, Paquibato in Davao City; Governor Generoso and Davao Oriental in Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao and Veruela in Agusan del Sur.
Globe has also expanded its network in Abuyog, Javier, Kananga and Palompon in Leyte; Butuan and Carmen in Bohol, Cuartero in Capiz, Camotes Island, Cebu, Bonbon, Cebu City, Buenavista in Guimaras and Calatrava, Negros Occidental.
Installations in North Luzon were made in Dipaculao, Aurora, Sanchez Mitra, in Cagayan in Delfin Albano, Isabela; and Bangar in La Union, the statement added.
These newly-installed cell towers are seen as vital elements for Globe to further improve the call, SMS and data experience of more than 100,000 current Globe and future customers as demand for connectivity continues to rise, especially in areas where so many households depend on the internet for work from home and distance learning requirements.
“Globe recognizes the value of connectivity as the rest of the country continues to cope with the demands of the new normal. Our aggressive network builds and investments in areas that matter to us, where our customers need the service they deserve, will continue in 2021. Our rollouts in previously underserved areas will set the stage for more builds as we reach out to more far-flung areas in the country,” said Joel Agustin, Globe Senior Vice President for Program Delivery, Network Technical Group.
More installations are underway as Globe looks to build at least 2,000 new cell towers this year.