Leading telecommunications company Globe Telecom has conducted a ceremonial switch on of its new network infrastructure in Davao City which brings a radically enhanced voice and text experience to residents in the area.
The highly-successful network modernization launch at Marco Polo Hotel was attended by media guests, Globe partners and key local government officials led by Vice-Mayor Rodrigo Duterte.
Last December, Globe started rolling out its new network in Davao, a key market and focus area for the company. This resulted in doubled mobile telephony capacity which translates to fast call connections, on-time delivery of text messages, and reduced incidence of dropped calls even at peak hours and traffic-heavy occasions.
The Davao network change-out is part of the landmark US$700 million investment of Globe to revitalize and transform the entire Globe network within five years. Of the total amount, some US$570 million will be spent in the next two years.
The network modernization program includes an all-IP infrastructure, pervasive 3G coverage, double fiber optics capacity, 4G and LTE readiness, and overall quality and resiliency.
Once completed, Globe envisions a robust and resilient network that can provide an unparalleled customer experience to truly set the company apart from competition. The new Globe network and IT systems are not only designed to address all current customer needs but would also have the capacity and capability for more sophisticated use of mobile and broadband technologies.
At a higher level, Globe network modernization program also serves to broaden the telecommunications horizon of the Philippines as its corollary infrastructure expansion and service innovation stands to attract investment and business. Globe is effectively raising the bar of technology and service in the industry to make it at par with the world’s most advanced telecom communities and practices.
The Globe network and IT transformation program is an ambitious and yet necessary undertaking which will provide the platform that will make Globe even more competitive in the fast-moving market.