Globe accelerates 4G rollout, targeting key tourist areas

4 Feb 2021

Globe Telecom has announced ambitious plans to accelerate the rollout of its 4G LTE network in key tourist destinations this month, promising customers in Boracay, Bacolod City, Cebu City, Davao City and Cagayan de Oro City ‘faster, better and reliable services in these areas in the next few weeks’. Having already upgraded Iloila City to 4G, it added that more locations in Cebu City are also expected to be LTE-enabled by March, as part of a much wider PHP70 billion (USD1.46 billion) CAPEX budget for 2021 which includes aggressive fibre-optic rollouts nationwide – targeting amongst other things, 2,000 new cell towers to upgrade networks to 4G and 5G. Globe now covers 80% of urban Metro Manila with its 5G network, encompassing 708 sites in 17 cities, it said.

Philippines, Globe Telecom (incl. Innove)