Globe receives 799 permits
Image source: | In the first quarter of 2021 Globe receives 799 permits to construct new towers | Globe’s goal of erecting more additional cell towers has been boosted after it received 799 permits in the first three months of 2021.

The corporation was granted 219 permits in various parts of North Luzon, as well as 191 more in Visayas. In the National Capital Region, 179 permits were issued, while in Mindanao and South Luzon, 113 and 97 permits were issued, respectively.

Globe received a total of 253 permits in January. The following months were 242 in February and 304 in March.

“We appreciate the support of local government units (LGUs) in their efforts to improve services in their respective areas. This understanding of how local governments may make or break efforts to provide much-needed internet connectivity is greatly appreciated,” said Joel Agustin, Globe Senior Vice President for Program Delivery, Network Technical Group.

Metro Manila, Cebu, Nueva Ecija, Pangasinan, and Davao del Sur topped the list of provinces with the most permits. A total of thirteen provinces have issued ten or more permits.

Makati City, with 56, issued the most, followed by Cebu City, which had 39, Davao City, which had 33, Manila, which had 27, and Pasig City, which had 25.

Agustin, on the other hand, explained that because the construction takes time, it’s critical to get the permits ahead of time so that clients can immediately benefit from the improved services.

“Installing a new tower will take at least three months, depending on its location, accessibility, logistics, and quarantine protocols in the area where we obtained the licenses. However, we want to reassure our clients that the new cell sites will be built as quickly as possible,” Agustin explained.

Globe’s rapid network expansion and upgrade to 4G LTE and 5G has led in better service for users across the country. The telco’s national consistency score is now over 70%, according to OoklaQ1 ®’s 2021 data[1]. Globe’s top score was over 76 percent in Metro Manila, while remarkable percentages were also reported in Rizal, Bulacan, Cavite, Cebu City, and Davao City.

Globe is a major supporter of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs), particularly SDG 9 which emphasizes the importance of infrastructure and innovation as drivers of economic growth and development.