Globe Telecom Inc. has partnered with PhilTower Consortium Inc. to put up 500 new cell sites in the National Capital Region and Luzon this year in Philippines as part of efforts to boost connectivity amid the pandemic.
Local media quoted PhilTower President Devid Gubiani as saying that the company is helping power critical digital network expansion needs through its cell site technologies. PhilTower's goal is to modernise the Philippines telecommunications infrastructure, he said.
PhilTower is part of a regional group with a presence in Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar, and the Philippines.
A statement from Vincent Tempongko, Globe VP for site acquisition said: “Our partnership with PhilTower will help us accelerate our cell site expansion. Consequently, this will bring better services to Globe subscribers in more locations in the country.”
PhilTower has laid out a two-year master plan to prepare for the mass adoption of 5G.
“We look forward to working with Globe Telecom in providing 4G and 5G coverage to ensure connectivity to many Filipinos,” added Peter Wong, country director of PhilTower.
Globe announced on May 31 that it had secured almost 800 permits to build new cell towers in different parts of the country.
Globe targets to put up 2,000 new cell sites this year. It installed 318 new cell towers across the country in the first three months of the year.