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.