Globe fires up 130 cell sites using 2600MHz spectrum

Globe fires up 130 cell sites using 2600MHz spectrum

As a move to support growing demand for bandwidth in more parts of the archipelago, Globe Telecom announces putting up 130 sites with the 2600MHz spectrum in Visayas and Mindanao.

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Globe says that this additional allocation is the fruit of the recent joint purchase of San Miguel Corporation’s telecom assets and is actually just an initial rollout since they’re still planning to fire up more sites in the 2600MHz band.

With this high-frequency band, the company will be able to provide additional capacity for broadband data and is different from the lower 700MHz which gives better signal penetration in addition to stronger indoor coverage.


Joel Agustin, Globe Senior Vice President for Program Governance, Network Technical Group, also added that they are still pushing for utilizing the company’s spectrum allocation to continue rolling out the Carrier Aggregation technology as they recognize it to be a vital aspect of LTE-Advanced.

With these established cell sites taking advantage of high frequencies, Globe is looking forward to giving faster Internet access to its subscribers whether they’re in Luzon, Visayas, or Mindanao.



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13 Responses

  1. Sean says:

    Might want to add this to the title
    in Visayas and Mindanao

  2. rj says:

    Ang galing gumawa ng clickbait titles. *clap* *clap* *clap*

    • Ulysses Grant says:

      I thought it was news worthy given that sobrang pangit signal sa mga parts ng Mindanao.

    • rj says:

      News worthy nga, pero click bait pa rin. Walang Visayas at Mindanao sa title.

  3. Mrtechie says:

    Wow what a click bait

  4. Carlo says:

    Hindi mu namn matitikmn ung improvement sa mobile data kapag hindi 4g lte ung phone mu sad!

  5. jon says:

    How can you fire up cel sites that have just been announced?????….tsk tsk

  6. A. says:

    TDD or FDD?

  7. princeboy says:

    bakit dito sa amin sa Mindanao ay sobrang bagal pa rin ang internet speed ko at andyan pa rin ang capping???..please remove your capping..ok lng magbayad kmi ng mhal bsta naayon lng din at sulit nman sa binabayad nmin kda buwan…dyan kami na bwebweset sa inyo ..nagbabayad kami ng mahal pero serbisyo nyo bulok..

  8. princeboy says:

    LTE nman yung phone ko pero hanggang ngayon 3G network coverage pa rin area nmin di pa rin nka LTE dito sa probinsya sa Mindanao..I hope maging 100% LTE coverage na rin sa buong Pinas ang Globe telecom… sad pa rin…

  9. chief gato says:

    @princeboy, saan ka sa mindanao?
    may lte coverage na ang globe sa misamis oriental province ~ 1year na.
    afaik, globe’s rollout is along the national highway so kung malapit ang bahay mo sa globe tower (na malapit sa national highway), malamang may lte coverage diyan.
    sa cagayan de oro city, selected areas lang ang may lte coverage (globe at smart), selected areas din ang fiber internet ng pldt. hindi ko alam kung may fiber internet ang globe.

    at may data cap ang mga post-paid internet plans mula sa globe tattoo, smart, at pldt.

    • Princeboy says:

      Ang LTE tower sa amin ay sa town lng mismo ng Makilala,North town is 10km distance from my home which is barangay but still a part of the said municipality..meron kaming tower dito smart at globe which is 2km in distance but not yet an LTE tower and it’s still 3G until now..napansin ko ang mga LTE coverage lng sa amin ay yung sa mga town proper alone and beyond that zero LTE coverage na..

  10. Mark says:

    Adding more sites but still hindi padin pwede maaply yung mga plan nila na 50mbps up sobrang piling pili lang yung mga lugar.. sobrang bagal ng pag usad ng mga locations na.nadadagdagan para sa mga pwede dun halos wala ngang bago ehh :)))

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