Globe, MMDA team up to improve network coverage
Globe Telecom Inc. has inked an agreement with the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) to speed up the deployment of over 120 cell sites along the major thoroughfares in Metro Manila.
The agreement allows Globe to put up cell sites without going through the regular circuitous approval process, which involves an average of 25 permits from local government units and takes up about eight months to secure.
“Securing various permits for the construction of telco infrastructure such as cell sites has long been a major challenge of the industry. We want to thank MMDA for sharing our vision of a connected Philippines by allowing us to deploy sites faster thus improving mobile experience at the heart of Metro Manila,” said Globe president Ernest Cu.
Aside from enhancing mobile coverage and capacities, Globe will also provide logistical support for the MMDA’s critical traffic management operations.
Back in 2016, MMDA allowed Globe to deploy wireless infrastructure in its flood control facilities located in different areas in Metro Manila, including Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard and Barangay 190 in Pasay City.
It was also in 2016 when Globe started providing free Wi-Fi services in all 13 MRT-3 stations along EDSA and 20 LRT-1 stations to address growing customer demand for connectivity.