Nokia and Filipino telco Globe Telecom have signed two Memoranda of Confirmation frame agreements – one for wireless technologies and the other for IP, optical and SDN technologies – under which the vendor will transform Globe Telecom’s current fixed and mobile networks to enable it to meet the country’s burgeoning and future digital data demands. The Finnish group says it will migrate Globe onto a more flexible cloud-based network infrastructure, which it claims provide seamless connectivity to consumers and enterprise customers as the operator prepares for IoT and 5G. Under the plan the vendor will deploy its 4.5G Pro technology using the 5G-ready AirScale Base Station and Flexi Zone small cells, managed by NetAct, in the Visayas and Mindanao regions, providing broadband access to some areas in these regions for the first time. Globe will also be enabled to use Mobile Edge Computing and advanced carrier aggregation (CA) techniques to deliver scalability and speed and capacity improvements to support new products and services. Meanwhile, the delivery of an integrated IP and optical networking and carrier SDN technologies across the Philippines will hopefully enhance Globe Telecom’s enterprise data services network in regions including Lanao del Sur, Maguindanao, Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi.