Globe upgrades Boracay network to 4G

Boracay Island, Aklan

Globe Telecom Inc. said on Tuesday it has upgraded its network in Boracay to 4G, providing residents and tourists a “better call, text and data experience” when using its services.

Joel Agustin, the company’s SVP for program delivery, said the network upgrade in Boracay is part of the group’s efforts to increase its presence in Visayas and Mindanao.

“Making our network fully 4G LTE in Boracay is a good start as we plan to do the same in more areas in the region. Our customers will start to notice a better mobile experience as the latest technology in mobile data becomes more accessible to them,” he said.

He added that Globe is now “fast-tracking the completion of its network modernization in Pampanga and in the three remaining towns of Laguna namely, Sta. Rosa, Calamba and Cabuyao before the month ends.”

Agustin noted that Globe subscribers must upgrade their sim cards to enjoy 4G and even 5G services in some areas.

“To enjoy 4G LTE connection, we are asking our customers to upgrade their SIMS to the 5G-ready 4G LTE SIMs and use 4G LTE capable mobile devices so they can enjoy the best data experience,” he said. Globe is spending P70 billion in capital expenditures this year to further modernize its mobile and fixed line networks, as demand for Internet connectivity continues to rise due to the accelerated digitalization of the country.

The company said it has laid out a 3-pronged strategy for its network upgrades and expansion, which includes aggressive cell site builds; upgrading its cell sites to 4G/LTE using many different frequencies; and fast tracking the fiberization of Filipino homes nationwide.

“The company likewise champions the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, specifically UNSDG No. 9 which recognizes the importance of infrastructure and innovation as crucial drivers of economic growth and development. Globe has vowed to uphold the 10 United Nations Global Compact principles and 10 UN SDGs.”

Image credits: Stella Arnaldo


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