Improving PH digital infrastructure: Globe eyes 235 more cell sites in Bangsamoro region by end-2022

Ayala-led Globe Telecom expects to end the year with a total 235 new cell sites in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) by the end of the year.

So far, Globe has fired up 130 cell sites and is currently upgrading the capacity of 175 4G towers. It has also deployed 19,000 fiber-to-the-home lines out of the 25,376 yearend target.

“Globe believes in connectivity and digital inclusivity to improve the quality of life of the people and boost their access to public services. Digital solutions also help businesses increase efficiency and productivity, and contribute more to the economy,” said Ana Paula Villaflor, Globe Enterprise sales head for Visayas and Mindanao.

“These are among the main reasons why Globe continues to expand its network and offer its services to government entities like BARRM and to organizations across the country. We want to be of help to countryside development, especially in Visayas and Mindanao,” she said.

Meanwhile, the BARMM hopes to leverage GCash for disbursement purposes, payment of fees, and renewal of permits, as well as explore a partnership with KonsultaMD.