GLOBE EXPANDS PHILIPPINES DATA NETWORK IN $750M DEAL
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