The Manila Standard writes that Filipino companies can now utilise Globe Telecom’s 4G LTE network ‘to set up secure, reliable, and cost-effective plug-and-play connections among their offices even those located in remote areas,’ via the successful deployment of its Software Defined-Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) service. Speaking at the 25th National Retail Conference and Stores Asia Expo (NRCEE), Globe’s Head of Solutions Sales Anchit Mendoza said that 4G LTE can now be used as the primary transport or as an additional capacity for SD-WAN ‘at minimal cost’. The official went on to point out that Globe continues to be aggressive in expanding its LTE coverage, with about 12,000 sites deployed nationwide as 30 June 2018. ‘SD-WAN LTE offers faster deployment than broadband and wired network connections which ensures stable and secure connectivity for remote branches of retail companies. Furthermore, with advancements in LTE and wireless technologies, this new capability can provide service which is at par with enterprise grade connectivity,’ Mendoza said.