Globe Telecom signs 5-year network deal with Huawei to expand internet

Globe Telecom in 5-year network deal with Huawei to expand internet
Globe Telecom announced its 5-year network deal with Huawei Technologies to expand internet coverage to meet the digital demands of subscribers in the Philippines.

Huawei will plan and design a mobile broadband network. Mobile innovation center will be set up to build products and solutions for the digital world.

“Globe is investing in and developing its mobile broadband network, understanding the needs of a growing chunk of our customers for high-speed data connectivity on their mobile devices as they continue to build their lives around a digital lifestyle,” said Globe President & CEO Ernest Cu.

Globe Telecom aims to expand its 3G and 4G network. The telecom network operator will deploy LTE CA (carrier aggregation) technology.

Development of new cell sites, deployment of small cell technology, indoor coverage expansion, core network upgrade and expansion of the company’s fiber footprint are part of the investment plans of Globe Telecom.

There’s an immediate need for the reallocation and harmonization of 700 MHz spectrum originally allocated for broadcast, said Cu.

Cu said that harmonization of the 700 Mhz will help improve internet speed in the country. The Philippines hasn’t reallocated the 700 Mhz band for broadband.

Philippine conglomerate San Miguel holds all of the 700 Mhz in addition to their holdings of the 800, 1800, 2300 and 2500 frequency bands.

Way back in 2005, Globe wrote to the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) requesting for an allocation and assignment of frequencies within the 700 Mhz and 800 Mhz for its broadband wireless network. The NTC, however, did not act favorably on its request.

Huawei’s SingleSON (self-organizing network) solution has helped Globe Telecom optimize wireless network performance, operation and maintenance (O&M).

Baburajan K
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