Globe Telecom acts on network interference


Globe Telecom said on Wednesday that it will continue to intensify its campaign against network interference to ensure subscribers are able to maximize the benefits of the company’s network modernization initiative.

In a statement, Emmanuel Estrada, Globe head of Network Technologies Strategy, said that, “Globe Telecom’s modernized network uses state of the art infrastructure and as such are also sensitive to interference-causing elements.”

He added that, “Such devices like the RFIDs should be regulated more in terms of frequency spectrum and other operating parameters, otherwise they will cause interference.”

The Ayala-led telecommunications company said that it recalibrated the high-power radio frequency identification (RFID) system in several posh subdivisions in Makati City.

Globe said that RFID is effectively minimizing its adverse effects on the company’s cellular services in the area. This recalibration was done without any impact on the overall effectiveness of these RFIDs for its intended use in the subdivisions.

The RFID system, used by several subdivisions in Makati to monitor vehicles entering and leaving village premises, had previously caused signal interference that affected cellular services in the areas of Guadalupe all the way to Magallanes, including the stretch of EDSA along these two areas.

Radio frequency identification, or RFID, is a non-contact radio technology with a special tracking tag containing electronically-stored information that uses radio waves to automatically identify people or objects.

An interference scanning test conducted by the National Telecommunications Commission confirmed that the RFID systems used by the four identified villages were utilizing frequencies outside the bandwidth the agency is allowing.


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