Globe Telecom Inc. is continuing to upgrade its network in key areas in the Visayas and Mindanao to support rapid growth in data usage.
In a statement over the weekend, the Ayala-led telco said network upgrades on the two major regions cover the building of new cell sites, and adding more fourth-generation/long term evolution technologies to bolster data capacity and internet speeds.
These activities have been set in Davao City, Cagayan de Oro City, Cebu CIty, Mandaue City, Lapu-Lapu City, Bacolod City, Iloilo City, and Boracay in Aklan from September until the end of 2020.
“We are adding capacity throughout the country to serve the increasing data demand of our customers and continuously improving network service quality,” Ernest Cu, Globe president and chief executive officer, said in a statement.
The strong demand propelled its mobile data traffic to surge 45 percent to 1,106 petabytes, subsequently boosting its mobile data revenues to reach P35.8 billion in the first half.
Cu previously said the group expects this momentum to continue for the rest of the year.
“Our teams are out there deploying new technologies, new equipment as we heed the call of the nation for better data connectivity,” he added.
The listed firm said subscribers in the areas may experience temporary service disruptions in their mobile and broadband data services during the period. Globe assured they will be notified prior to the scheduled upgrade activities.
Last week, Globe also said that it was eyeing 900 cell sites through its deals with common tower builders.