Globe Telecom has announced that it has built 933 base stations in the first half of 2022 as part of its continued 5G rollout across the Philippines.
Globe’s 5G network outdoor coverage has reached nearly 97% of the National Capital Region and 86% of key cities in Visayas and Mindanao.
“Globe has been ramping up its rollout amid rising demand for 5G connectivity. The drive to build more and faster is fueled by our desire to deliver more improvements in our customer service experience that are consistent and reliable,” said Joel Agustin, SVP and head of network planning and engineering at Globe.
As of end-June 2022, Globe has logged approximately 2.7 million devices on its 5G network.
The telco giant is also accelerating its 5G roaming rollout to more countries in Asia, the Middle East and Europe to enable the connectivity experience for travelers and overseas Filipino workers.
For data-related upgrades and expansion, Globe has already spent P50.5 billion out of its P89 billion capital expenditure allocation for 2022. The majority of the amount was used to further build its fiber assets, put up more cell sites, upgrade towers to 4G LTE and roll out 5G technology and in-building solutions.