GLOBE EX­PANDS PHILIP­PINES DATA NET­WORK IN $750M DEAL

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Globe Telecom of the Philip­pines is spend­ing $750 mil­lion over five years to ex­pand its LTE ser­vices na­tion­wide and pro­vide cloud-based ser­vices.

The com­pany has signed deals with three com­pa­nies – Huawei, Nokia and Wuhan Fiber­home – that will pro­vide dif­fer­ent el­e­ments of the pro­ject, which will see Globe move to a flex­i­ble cloud­based net­work in­fra­struc­ture.

Globe pres­i­dent and CEO Ernest Cu said: “Globe is deeply com­mit­ted to give a won­der­ful ex­pe­ri­ence to our cus­tomers by con­tin­u­ing to build and in­vest on our net­work. We are con­fi­dent that our col­lab­o­ra­tion with Huawei, Nokia and Wuhan Fiber­home will trans­late into a more ro­bust Globe net­work that will meet the coun­try’s fu­ture dig­i­tal de­mands.”

Huawei and Nokia will split the pro­ject re­gion­ally. Chen Yuhua, the head of Nokia in­ter­na­tional busi­ness, said the com­pany would be re­spon­si­ble for the ar­eas of Visayas and Min­danao.

Globe signed another deal with Huawei and Wuhan Fiber­home re­lat­ing to the com­pany’s plan to build a fi­bre in­fra­struc­ture to sup­port the roll­out of fixed broad­band lines.

Nokia said that it will pro­vide its 5G-ready Airscale ra­dio ac­cess and IP, op­ti­cal and car­rier SDN tech­nol­ogy so­lu­tions to con­sumers and en­ter­prise cus­tomers as the op­er­a­tor pre­pares for IOT and 5G. The Globe net­work will also al­low it to sup­port the Philip­pine govern­ment’s ini­tia­tive to fur­ther ex­pand the avail­abil­ity of broad­band ser­vices in the coun­try.

Ernest Cu, Globe pres­i­dent and CEO: col­lab­o­ra­tion will build a ro­bust net­work

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