Globe, MMDA to speed up 120 cell sites

Manila Bulletin - - Business -

Globe Tele­com forged an agree­ment with the Met­ro­pol­i­tan Manila De­vel­op­ment Au­thor­ity (MMDA) to speed up de­ploy­ing over 120 cell sites along ma­jor roads in the heart of the me­trop­o­lis to im­prove cus­tomers’ In­ter­net ex­pe­ri­ence. The agree­ment en­ables Globe to in­stall small cell an­ten­nas along ma­jor thor­ough­fares, in­clud­ing EDSA, Roxas Boule­vard, C5, and Con­gres­sional Av­enue. “Se­cur­ing var­i­ous per­mits for the con­struc­tion of telco in­fra­struc­ture such as cell sites has long been a ma­jor chal­lenge of the in­dus­try,” noted Globe Pres­i­dent and CEO Ernest Cu dur­ing the sign­ing of the agree­ment with MMDA Chair­man Danilo Lim at the telco’s head­quar­ters in Taguig City. Now, Globe can put up cell sites without go­ing through the reg­u­lar cir­cuitous ap­proval process, tak­ing an av­er­age of 25 per­mits from lo­cal govern­ment units (LGUs) and eight months to se­cure. (EVA)

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