Globe Telecom Inc. said it signed an agreement with the Metro Manila Development Authority to speed up the deployment of over 120 cell sites along the major thoroughfares in Metro Manila.
The agreement will enable Globe to install small cell antennas along Metro Manila’s major thoroughfares, including Edsa, Roxas Boulevard, C5 and Congressional Avenue.
“Securing various permits for the construction of telco infrastructure such as cell sites has long been a major challenge of the industry. We want to thank MMDA for sharing our vision of a connected Philippines by allowing us to deploy sites faster thus improving mobile experience at the heart of Metro Manila,” Globe president and chief executive Ernest Cu said.
The agreement allows Globe to put up cell sites without going through the regular circuitous approval process, which involves an average of 25 permits from local government units and takes up about eight months to secure.