Globe targets Batangas with new cell sites and FTTH; inks 5G MoU with HPE

14 Apr 2021

Globe Telecom has revealed plans to deploy 200 new cell sites this year in Batangas province, which is located south of Luzon island, as well as building out 50,000 fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) lines there to ‘beef up’ its coverage in the region. In a press release, the carrier confirmed that it currently operates 361 cell sites in the province, 85% of which are 4G LTE-enabled. Senior vice president for enterprise, Peter Maquera, noted: ‘We are seeing a 60% increase in coverage, a significant increase in fortified 4G sites, and a 150% increase in fibre. These initiatives will improve the overall experience in the province with faster internet speeds and lower latency’.

In an unrelated development, the telco has also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to offer low latency cloud services at the edge of Globe’s network using HPE’s new Multi-access Edge Compute (MEC) solution.

Philippines, Globe Telecom (incl. Innove)