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Globe builds 220 new towers, upgrades over 3K mobile sites to LTE in Q1

Leading digital solutions platform Globe reiterates its continued commitment to delivering reliable and high-quality connectivity services to Filipinos. It has built 220 new cell towers and upgraded over 3,000 mobile sites to LTE in the first quarter of the year to meet the dynamic and evolving needs of its customers.

The company also deployed around 118,000 fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) lines, which was lower than last year’s rollout as the focus shifts to maximizing the utilization of its existing fiber inventory and cater to the underserved prepaid fiber market.

This year, Globe focuses on the operational efficiency and sustainability of its free cash flow generation. Reflecting this commitment, it reduced capital spending to P17.6 billion for January to March, down 16% from the same period last year.

Globe’s total CAPEX is expected to drop to USD 1.3 billion this year, following peak levels in the past three years, as it took advantage of different opportunities to fast-track its network expansion and customer experience enhancements.

“Our focus this year is to ensure that we sustain the quality of experience, reliability and consistency of our network. Adding to this is using automation to bring down our operating costs. We have also optimized our infrastructure on the ground to decrease CAPEX spend, even as we remain committed to continuously improve our services,” said Globe Group President and CEO Ernest Cu.

To this, Rebecca Eclipse, Globe Chief Customer Experience Officer and Head, Strategy Management, added: “The continued advancement of technology to deliver better service performance and improved network efficiencies allows Globe to remain focused on improving connectivity across the nation, service availability, and customer experience.”

As a testament to its dedication to providing a #1stWorldNetwork, Globe once again emerged as the most reliable and consistent network in the first quarter of 2023, an elusive recognition with only a few operators from around the world getting this rating.

Globe maintained its status as the “Most Reliable Mobile Network in the Philippines” for the fourth consecutive quarter, according to Ookla®. It also achieved the highest All Technology Consistency Score of 83.39 percent in the first quarter of 2023.

Globe’s dedication to delivering reliable and efficient connectivity to its customers remains steadfast, and the company will continue to explore innovative ways to enhance its services while ensuring operational efficiency and sustainability.


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