Globe heeded the government’s call to improve internet services, especially during this national health crisis, by investing a total of P33.4 billion in capex for the first nine months of 2020, a capex 4% higher than last year. This capex investment is a testament to Globe’s commitment to expand its network and improve its service.
In a bid to provide Filipino families, schools, and businesses the connectivity needed amid the pandemic, Globe established a three-part network roll-out strategy that includes (1) aggressive cell site builds, (2) upgrade of all its sites to 4G/LTE, and (3) fast-track the fiberization of Filipino homes nationwide.
Globe had already peaked in its performance in upgrading its cell sites to 4G/LTE. Likewise, Globe is also continuously accelerating its 5G deployment and is now available in over 11 cities within Metro Manila.
Globe also further supported its customers and the nation through these challenging times by being part of the forefront in connecting donors and frontliners, bringing help where it’s needed. Globe was able to come up with over P1.3 billion in combined services and assistance package for COVID-19 provided to employees and vendor partners, services and promos, external fund-raising efforts, and monetary and in-kind donations. Globe had also given various services and promos to assist both the government and fellow Filipinos, ranging from toll-free hotlines and zero-rated access to free unlimited Wi-Fi services to hospitals, airports, and supermarkets.