Globe Telecom Inc. asked local government units to cooperate in building cell towers across the country to ensure connectivity for all customers during the COVID-19 quarantine period.
Globe said its efforts to invest in building more cell sites relies on the cooperation of local government units, barangays and other stakeholders which grant permits to jumpstart the construction.
“LGUs play a vital role in building the necessary ICT infrastructure to improve the internet and mobile experience of our customers. Now with the sudden changes in work arrangements, there is an urgent need to build more cellular towers to serve the current data traffic that continuously grows exponentially,” Globe general counsel Froilan Castelo said.
“We need more cell sites to keep up with the demand but deployment is only the final step to a long permitting process,” he said.
“This is the time for all of us to work together for the greater good. Now, more than ever, we need sufficient mobile coverage to keep in touch with our family and friends, conduct business transactions, make emergency calls, to name a few. And in this increasingly digital environment, we need the internet to get important real-time information about what’s happening around us, and for businesses to continue operating even with a reduced or skeletal workforce,” Castelo said.