Globe plans to deploy LTE 700 to almost 1,800 sites within the year
Globe Telecom has announced that it is ramping up its deployment of the 700 megahertz (MHz) band with plans to roll it out to nearly 1,800 sites within the year.
According to Globe President & CEO Ernest Cu, the rollout is more than a three-fold increase from the 500 sites that was deployed last year. The plan also aims to fulfill its target of providing mobile coverage to about 95% of cities and municipalities in the country within a 3-year period, as committed to the NTC.
In addition to the LTE 700 sites, Globe is also expanding coverage and increasing capacities for 1,000 sites using the 2600 MHz band. Cu said that the new LTE 700MHz and LTE 2600 MHz sites will be deployed in densely populated areas, mainly in Metro Manila, Metro Cebu and Metro Davao, where the majority of customers using LTE-compatible devices are located.
Last month, Globe has also announced that it is on track at deploying 2 million home broadband with at least 10Mbps speed by 2020. It is also accelerating its deployment of 400,000 home broadband lines by end of 2017. The telco also sees an 88% price reduction of its broadband services within four years.