Globe Telecom lauded its achievement in hitting infrastructure deployment targets as the Philippines-based operator continues its build-out to meet consumer demand for connectivity, which has gathered pace since the pandemic.
In a statement, Globe revealed it built 1,702 new cell sites, upgraded over 13,600 mobile sites to LTE and installed 2,267 new 5G sites nationwide in 2022. The company said it fast outstripped its 2021 build which totalled 1,407 sites.
Glove Telecom head of network planning and engineering Joel Agustin said: "We are proud to have made huge investments in our network infrastructure to provide our customers with the best possible experience. Our goal is to always deliver network reliability and consistency to our subscribers.”
The company spent PHP101.4 billion (US$1.8 billion) on capex which was 9% up for 2021, marking this as the “highest investment ever” in Globe’s infrastructure.
Globe implemented multi-beam, multiband lens antenna technology for its deployment, crediting the new technology for “significantly” enhancing its capacity and coverage of 4G and 5G networks. It will be deployed in more locations due to positive pilot results.