Philippines operator Globe continues to boost its network infrastructure in response to the sustained demand for connectivity across the country. The company on Friday announced that in the first half of the year it has made significant progress by building 542 new cell sites and upgrading 5,087 mobile sites to LTE technology.
Regarding the fibre infrastructure, Globe said it has deployed approximately 148,000 fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) lines as of June 2023. Although this figure is slightly lower than the previous year, the company said its strategy revolves around optimising its existing fibre inventory to ensure efficient utilisation.
"We employ a targeted way of prioritizing network rollouts and optimizations in areas that matter, hence, we are able to sustain our most reliable network. We also believe that network reliability - a metric that is difficult to achieve - is more important than just speed because, on a small screen, there’s just so much that higher speeds can deliver in terms of improving the actual perceptible experience. What matters most is that customers benefit from reliable service when and where they need it. Hence, we invest more in reliability versus just speed," said Globe Philippines.
Globe also announced that it has invested PHP 37.7 billion in capital expenditure for infrastructure development from January to June 2023. This financial commitment is projected to rise substantially to PHP 71.5 billion or approximately USD 1.3 billion by the end of the year. According to Globe, around 90 percent of this investment supports the growing data needs of Filipinos engaged in learning, work, and leisure activities.
Globe continues to pave the way for enhanced connectivity experiences for Filipinos.