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Globe revamps network with high-tech solutions, replaces old equipment

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Globe Telecom said it is revamping its network with cutting-edge, energy-saving solutions, while phasing out older, less efficient equipment.

The telecom arm of the Ayala Group said this two-pronged approach benefits both the environment and its operations.

Globe said these efforts led to reduced power consumption by around 3,808 megawatt-hours and reduction of 2,811 metric tons in carbon emissions, equivalent to exhaust from 669 gas-powered vehicles for one year.

It said a major solution is the system-on-chip-based plug-in cards, which allowed the company to double the number of supported cells and halve its energy consumption, enabling greater scalability and site coverage with a reduced environmental impact.

Globe said it used this advancement to significantly reduce the power consumption of its base stations in the Visayas and Mindanao regions.

The deployment of these cards led to a reduction in power consumption by 231 MWh and a reduction of 173 metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2 as of December 31, 2023.

The company said it has also undertaken a comprehensive program to phase out and shut down outdated equipment, transitioning to more efficient and modern technologies to mitigate the environmental impact associated with electronic waste.

Globe said it also streamlined technologies and resources to better serve its customers’ needs through frequency refarming, repurposing equipment, and phasing out obsolete solutions.

“Our commitment is to deliver exceptional service while ensuring that we contribute positively to environmental sustainability, with initiatives that reflect our forward-thinking approach to technology and our responsibility towards future generations,” Globe senior vice president for network planning and engineering Joel Agustin said.

These initiatives are part of Globe’s ambition to achieve net zero emissions by 2050, aligned with global efforts to combat climate change.


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