Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Globe Completes Telecoms Modernization Program

CEBU CITY, Cebu - One of the country's leading telecommunications firm announced the completion of the swap-out of its cell sites and other network facilities in Cebu as part of the company's massive $700-million modernization program across the Philippines. In a recent statement, GlobeTelecom said the cell site cluster swap-out in Cebu ushers in improved coverage, reduced drop call rates and as better call set-up and quality in the entire province and Central Visayas region. ''Close to seven million Filipinos living on the island and its environs now enjoy superior signal strength, demonstrated by impeccable call connections and clarity, instantaneous text message transmissions and richer web browsing experience, among other services that now redefine their new mobile experience,'' the telecoms firm said. Globe Telecom chief technical adviser Robert Tan said the total change of its network elements in Cebu was rolled-out in seamless precision, maintaining continuous cellular signal in the Cebu area without compromising network integrity and mobile quality performance. Globe President and Chief Executive Officer Ernest Cu, for his part, hailed the development as a ''major win'' for Globe subscribers in Cebu and adjacent provinces. The Cebu network change-out comes at the heels of Globe's successful rollout this month in Southern Philippines, particularly in the Davao region, Zamboanga provinces and other key Mindanao areas, parts of Northern and Southern Luzon, as well as in Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas and Valenzuela cities in the National Capital Region.