Globe Telecom boosts network coverage in hilly Barangay Bonbon of Cebu

Thanks to Globe Telecom, residents of Barangay Bonbon can now experience improved mobile network coverage after the telecom put up additional cell sites which address the mountain areas’ problems on dead spots.

The company targets to put up more towers in Brgys. Guba, Tabunan, Sirao, and Babag, connecting thousands of households to the rest of the world.

“This is part of our vision to provide each and every Filipino access to critical telecommunications services, especially those who live in underserved, sparsely-populated areas, as they need connectivity the most,” said Globe General Counsel Froilan Castelo, thanking the Cebu City Government, headed by Mayor Tomas “Tommy” Osmeña, for the speedy permitting process.

Located on the hillylands of Cebu, Barangay Bonbon is about an hour ride from the central business district. Heading to the uphill barangays means passing through steep, rough roads, making it virtually accessible in inclement weather. This situation motivated Globe to put up a cell site in each of the barangay, helping communities stay connected especially in times of disasters and calamities.

After the ceremonial ribbon cutting, Bonbon Brgy. Captain Eduardo R. Cabriana is grateful for Globe and the Cebu City government for providing their needs in terms of communication, “Pasalamat kaayo mi sa Globe og ni Mayor Tommy Osmeña na duna jud panlantaw sa amo kabukiran. Lisod kaayo wala mi signal kay ang uban mosaka pa sa lubi para nay signal. Salamat  og na gitagaan mi og kahigayunan na naa na tawn mi signal dire sa amo kabukiran,” added Cabriana.


Former OIC Department Public Service Engr. Roberto A. Cabarrubias stresses on the importance of having the cell site in the mountain barangay, “From now you’ll be able to get information from the city and you can directly text our Mayor Tommy Osmena if you have any questions or sentiments. Without the connectivity provided by Globe, all these wouldn’t be possible,” said Cabarrubias.

He also reminded everyone to use the connection responsibly and do away with spreading fake news. Rather use it to share information that the barangay can benefit from.

The company’s cell site deployment in uphill Cebu is part of its massive network modernization program geared to fortify the reach, resilience and reliability of Globe network. Globe continues to invest heavily to modernize and upgrade its network, spending about 32% of its topline revenues a year. This is one of the highest reinvestment ratios among telcos in the world. As of end-September 2018, the company has deployed close to 12,000 LTE sites by fully utilizing 700 MHz, 2600 MHz, and other spectrum assets. This makes its LTE coverage present in about 90% of cities and municipalities across the Philippines.

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