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Globe unveils new antenna to boost countryside signal

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Globe Telecom Inc. unveiled over the weekend a game-changing solution to address long-standing challenges of cell site development and expand coverage in remote areas.

Spotlight Vega Antenna, co-developed with Comarcom Ltd. and Telkha Network Inc., boasts of a 200-percent signal boost and a 40-percent wider range compared to traditional antennas.

The new technology was deployed in Tagaytay City; Abra de Ilog, Occidental Mindoro; and San Fernando, La Union, marking significant advancement in 2G and 4G connectivity. The technology upgrade could potentially benefit nearly 250,000 residents in these localities.

“This innovative technology from our partners will help us fill coverage gaps in our network and, thus, help us give better service to subscribers,” Globe head of technology strategy and innovation Gerhard Tan.

Globe said it is focused on enhancing its network by leveraging sustainable technologies, including the advanced capabilities of the innovative antenna, which promises to deliver a host of benefits.

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It said the Spotlight Vega Antenna provides seamless integration, cost-efficiency and maintenance-free operation. Users can expect download speeds up to four times faster and upload speeds twice as rapid, reducing dropped calls and black spots in network coverage.

Globe said with the antenna offering 200 percent signal amplification compared to conventional antennas, its subscribers are in for a game-changer. This is particularly true in remote areas where, historically, connectivity has been challenging due to site acquisition hurdles, zoning and regulatory issues and business feasibility concerns.

“Globe creates opportunities to innovate and implement such creative solutions that are instrumental in addressing localized customer pain points. With that, not only do we attain customer satisfaction but also improve our services and likewise, integrate sustainability into how we operate as a company,” said Tan.

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