Globe eyes 1,700 cell sites by end-December

Ayala-led Globe Telecom said it is on track to meet its commitment to build 1,700 cell sites by the end of the year, 20 percent higher than the 1,407 deployed in 2021.

From January to June, Globe installed 572 new cell towers and upgraded 6,800 mobile sites to 4G LTE to meet the ever evolving connectivity needs of Filipino consumers.

“Our network rollout momentum continues, and it is faster. We accomplished about 70 percent more than in the same period last year. We are very positive that we can set a new build record this 2022,” said Joel Agustin, SVP and head of Network Planning and Engineering at Globe.

Globe had already spent 56 percent or P50.5 billion of its P89 billion capital expenditure allocation for the year.

It was named as the Philippines’ most reliable mobile network by global analytics firm Ookla, beating its rivals in terms of consistency and availability.

Globe achieved the highest consistency score of 79.44.

“All our efforts are not only aimed to elevate the standard of connectivity within the Philippines, but equally important, this continued drive will deliver a consistent level of quality,” he said.