Globe on track to roll out 2M home broadband by 2020
Globe Telecom Inc. has ramped up the rollout of MIMO (multiple input, multiple output) technology to meet its target of two million home broadband lines with speeds of at least 10 Mbps by 2020.
Joel Agustin, Globe SVP for Program Governance, Network Technical Group, said MMO technology enables a mobile network to multiply the capacity of a wireless connection without requiring more antennas.
He said the use of MIMO technology for home broadband ensures that Globe will meet its target of deploying 587,000 broadband lines within the year. Progressive rollouts will be undertaken within the next 3 years until 2020 to serve at least 2 million homes.
To date, Globe has already deployed the MIMO technology for home broadband in 106 sites located in Caloocan, Muntinlupa, Quezon City, Las Pinas, Valenzuela, Meycauayan, Marilao, Plaridel, Santa Maria, Pandi, Bocaue, Malolos City, San Jose Del Monte City, Guiguinto, Angat, Hagonoy, Pulilan in Bulacan; Mabalacat City, Masantol, Apalit in Pampanga; Balanga, Bataan; Cabiao and Bongabong in Nueva Ecija; Masinloc, Zambales; Bambang, Nueva Vizcaya; Tarlac City; Trece Martires, Silang, General Trias, Bacoor, Dasmarinas, Gen. Mariano Alvarez, Imus, Kawit, Rosario, Tagaytay, Tanza in Cavite; Lumban, Calamba, Binan, Cabuyao in Laguna; Lemery, Lipa, in Batangas; Milaor, Camarines Sur; Malay in Aklan; San Mateo, Rizal; Minglanilla and Naga in Cebu, Borongan in Samar, Jaro in Leyte.
The MMO technology increases wireless throughput, accommodating more users at higher data rates with better reliability while consuming less power.
In the case of home broadband, speed and range benefits of MIMO technology allow customers to have reliable data connection especially since more and more customers are now using video streaming services.
“The availability of video streaming services in the country has been steadily driving bandwidth requirements of our customers and the massive MIMO technology is expected to help expand not only the reach of our home broadband but also expand our network capacities,” he said.