Globe Telecom lights up additional 700MHz cell sites in Davao City

30 Jun 2016

Globe Telecom of the Philippines has switched on a number of new cell sites operating at 700MHz in Davao City, as part of its drive to improve mobile broadband internet speeds in the country. The new sites are located in the following parts of the city: Insular Village, Waterfront Hotel, Nova Tierra Subdivision, Fortune Homes Village, Barangay Pampanga, Lanang, Dona Pilar Subdivision, resorts in Samal Island that include Paradise Resort, Blue Jazz Resort, Blue Water and Costa Marina, DPWH Region XI Office, Barangay Panacan, Dona Mercedes Village, Eastern Mindanao Command Camp, Valle Verde Estate Subdivision, Forest Lake Memorial Park, PMPC Village, Cellidona Village, Don Ramon Village and Veterans Village — Phase2.

The expansion update follows hard on the heels of a statement from Globe that it is planning to activate 700MHz cell sites in 200 locations across the Philippines within the next few months, and mirrors a recent move by rival Smart’s decision to activate four more LTE-700 sites in Davao City earlier this week; the PLDT unit is making 700MHz LTE available at 360 sites in the next year.