Globe Telecom has announced that in the first six months of this year it deployed 212 new cell sites in the National Capital Region (NCR, aka Metro Manila), with the company’s senior vice president for Program Delivery-Network Technical Group, Joel Agustin, noting: ‘These installations will definitely boost mobile experience not only in Metro Manila but in nearby provinces as well’. The telco reportedly built more than 39 towers in Cavite province, 26 new sites in Rizal and 25 new cell sites in Batangas and Laguna. Further, 17 new cell sites were built in Cebu, Bulacan and Pampanga. ABS-CBN News quotes Agustin as saying that new cell sites are also being rolled out in Visayas and Mindanao.
Meanwhile, Globe rival DITO Telecommunity has revealed that as part of its aggressive rollout programme in the Philippines, it expanded its network to 18 new locations as of 15 July 2021, taking the overall total to date to 158 cities and municipalities. In a statement the new third player confirmed the new areas as: Bayugan (Agusan Del Sur); Llanera and Santo Domingo (both Nueva Ecija); Mangatarem, Basista, Binmaley and San Manuel (all Pangasinan); Ramos (Tarlac); Talisay, Mataas na Kahoy, Bauan, San Pascual, Alitagtag (all Batangas); Alfonso (Cavite); Kabankalan, Valladolid (both Negros Occidental); Maco (Davao De Oro); and Trento (Agusan Del Sur).