Globe to build more cell towers in the Philippines

Globe now possesses a total of 715 permits from various LGUs all over the country. The acquisition of the permits will spur its bid to improve the voice and data experience of its customers.

The company continues to reap the benefits of more LGUs complying with the Joint Memorandum Circular (JMC) No. 01 s. 2020 signed by the Department of Information and Communications Technology, Department of Interior and Local Government, Anti-Red Tape Authority, and other government agencies. Above all, this has resulted in faster issuance of telco permits.

Globe secured 411 permits in August. Globe has managed to gain 252 more in September to bring its total to 631 building permits.  This has resulted in the most number of permits given by LGUs to Globe in two months.

Globe Aggressive Build Strategy

“These permits complement our aggressive builds and roll-outs. We can increase our capacity and capability. More importantly, we make connectivity possible and accessible in areas that don’t have any access to the internet before,”  Joel Agustin, Globe Senior Vice President for Program Delivery, Network Technical Group, said.

Agustin added that 5 provinces issue the most number of building permits. First, Cavite, secondly Bulacan, thirdly Batangas, fourth Rizal, and finally Pangasinan. The go signal to build cell towers were also secured in Agusan Del Norte, Zamboanga Del Norte, Zamboanga Del Sur, Misamis Oriental, Nueva Ecija, Zambales, Maguindanao, Antique, Laguna, Palawan, Oriental Mindoro, Tarlac, South Cotabato, Isabela, and La Union to mention a few of the 47 provinces and cities which had released the permits.

In addition to building permits, Globe managed to gain favourable responses in a few more locations. Firstly Cebu, Quezon City, Makati, Davao Del Sur, Cavite, Kalinga Apayao, Romblon, Sorsogon, Sultan Kudarat, and Mandaluyong and lastly 38 other provinces and cities have expressed interests in its roll-outs.

84 CFEIs Secured

Globe has also secured 84 Certificates of Final Electrical Inspection (CFEI) permits in the last eight weeks. The CFEI permit is important in tower builds. It is a requirement in applying for a permanent power source to fire up the cell sites or cell towers.

In conclusion, Globe has laid out a 3-pronged strategy for its network upgrades and expansion. The strategy includes aggressive cell site builds; upgrading its cell sites to 4G/LTE using many different frequencies. Above all, fast-tracking the use of fibre networks for Filipino homes nationwide.

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