Eastern sets out PHP2.8bn network expansion plan

18 Feb 2021

Eastern Communications, a subsidiary of the holding company Vega Telecom Group which was jointly acquired by PLTD Inc. and Globe Telecom in May 2017, has announced plans to expand its network under a PHP2.8 billion (USD58 million) nationwide upgrade programme for 2021.

In a statement dated 17 February, the company said that under the extensive programme it will expand service coverage to include Davao City, Cagayan De Oro, Dumaguete, Tagbilaran, Bacolod, Roxas, Kalibo, Caticlan, Boracay, Naga, Legazpi, Iriga and Sorsogon provinces. ‘Eastern Communications has started laying fibre-optic cables to address requirements of companies in central business districts and has placed strategic hubs in various regional locations in order to better serve the local enterprises in the area,’ it said, adding that under a network modernisation project started in 2020 (extending services to Iloilo and Tuguegarao), it hopes to make its services available nationwide ‘in the next few years’.

Philippines, Eastern Communications (formerly ETPI)