Globe Telecom unit bags deal to provide internet to LGUs

Innove Communications Inc. has secured contracts from the Department of Information and Communications Technology to provide internet connectivity to local government units nationwide.

Under the agreement, Innove is committed to deliver a total of 704 circuits to some underserved municipalities across the Philippines while the DICT is tasked to ensure that the Ayala-led telco can deploy these circuits by securing building permission from the respective LGUs.

Globe general counsel Froilan Castelo said the company can complete its project deliverables to DICT by the end of the month depending on the resolution of some circuit deployment issues.

As of Aug. 31, Innove was able to deliver 492 of the 704 committed circuits, which will route data from one node to another. These circuits will serve as a backbone and distribution hubs for internet connectivity for municipalities across the country.