July 26, 2020 at 06:10 pm
Darwin G. Amojelar
Globe Telecom Inc. is seeking the support of local government units to expand the construction of cell sites in the next three months.
The telecom unit of the Ayala Group said the government and the industry should work together to ensure that important broadband infrastructures are in place to provide connectivity at homes, schools, businesses and other establishments.
“This is where we need the help and support of the government, especially the local government units, so that we can expand our capacity by building more cell sites and towers in the next few months in residential areas,” Globe chief technology officer Gil Genio said.
“We also need to upgrade our fiber connectivity to improve further our data speeds. This is the only way we can address the growing demand not only of our customers but the public in general,” he said.
“The government and the telcos need to collaborate now, more than ever, to lay down and build the necessary infrastructures to deliver the needed connectivity as more Filipinos adapt to the new normal, which requires more e-services and e-governance,” Genio said.