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.
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.