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Globe’s new partnerships to improve broadband services in the Philippines

Adrian M. Reodique | Oct. 25, 2016
The telco has signed agreements with Huawei, Nokia, and Wuhan FiberHome.

President Duterte (seated, 3rd from left) witnesses the signing of several agreements between Globe Telecom and its technology partners Huawei Technologies, Nokia and Wuhan Fiberhome International Technologies. Above photo also shows Globe President & CEO Ernest Cu, (5th from right, standing) and Globe Director Fernando Zobel de Ayala (4th from left, standing).Photo from: Globe 

Philippines' Globe Telecom has signed several agreements with Huawei Technologies, Nokia, and Wuhan FiberHome International Technologies, which amount to US$750 million over the next five years to boost the use of LTE technologies and improve its data services in the country.

Ernest Cu, President and CEO of Globe Telecom, and Fernando Zobel de Ayala, Globe Director, have signed a separate memorandum of confirmation with Huawei and Nokia for the deployment of their LTE spectrums in Luzon, and in Visayas and Mindanao respectively.

The project aims to provide wider LTE coverage through an estimated 4,600 sites across the Philippines. Globe said it will help increase its data and fixed wireless capacity to provide services in some areas in the country with no access to broadband.

Besides that, Globe signed another memorandum of confirmation with Huawei and Nokia for the capacity extension programme for its corporate data network. Under this project, Globe's network will be redesigned and transformed to meet specified minimum engineering and technology end-state requirements to make the network more agile.

The telco company noted the fixed line network modernisation project will improve the quality of its corporate networks with capabilities and features that are responsive to business and enterprise requirements.

Globe also signed a separate memorandum of confirmation with Huawei and Wuhan FiberHome, in line with its plan to build a fibre infrastructure to support the rollout of fixed broadband lines in the Philippines. The project aims to improve the coverage and capacity of Globe's broadband network through the deployment of fibre optics in 20,000 barangays across the country by 2020. The project is expected to provide ultra-fast internet access to around 2 million homes nationwide.

"Globe is deeply committed in giving a wonderful experience to our customers by continuing to build and invest on our network. We are confident that our collaboration with Huawei, Nokia and Wuhan FiberHome will translate into a more robust Globe network that will meet the country's future digital demands," said Cu, in a press release.


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