Phil-Tower Consortium Inc., one of the country’s leading digital shared infrastructure providers, announced Thursday the completion of its 200th site.
This marks a major milestone for the industry as the last 100 sites were completed in just over a month which qualifies as one of the fastest tower roll-outs in the country today. A large number of these sites are co-location sites hosting equipment of multiple mobile operators.
PhilTower said that with the Common Tower Policy, passive infrastructure like cell site towers can host equipment by different operators, minimizing their capital expenditures, allowing them to rapidly roll out networks and making services available to more people faster.
Shared infrastructure will also minimize the unsightly clutter of towers that currently dominate the country’s landscape.
“PhilTower is proud to announce the 200 cell site milestone and we look forward to rolling out several hundreds more in the coming months. We remain committed to the government’s vision of rolling out a world-class digital infrastructure nationwide in the most efficient and cost effective manner,” PhilTower president Devid Gubiani said.
“We are thankful to the Department of Information and Communications Technology and Anti-Red Tape Authority as well as the various local government units for making this momentous event a reality. It shows we can accomplish a lot together when we are all bound by a common vision for the good of the country,” said Gubiani.
“We look forward to hosting mobile operators Smart, Globe and Dito on our sites, and even other broadband providers who need to build their networks faster and more economically. Now, expanding your coverage need not be capital intensive,” said PhilTower country director Peter Wong.
PhilTower has built towers across North and South Luzon, including the National Capital Region and Rizal province.
These tower solutions range from 30 to 50 meter ground-based towers, Rooftop solutions and a number of Street Furniture micro cell poles/Smart Poles which is the preferred option in villages and subdivisions as they blend well with the surroundings and require a very small footprint compared to taller structures.
PhilTower teamed up with various real estate developers to implement the solution and provide value to their developments while fulfilling the connectivity needs of their residences.