Globe backs common tower push, taps 2 builders

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 17 2019 12:38 PM

MANILA – Globe Telecom said Monday it would build 150 new telecommunications towers, tapping two firms authorized by regulators to regulators to construct such facilities.

The Ayala-led telco said it signed a tripartite memorandum of understanding with ISOC Infrastructure Inc and Malaysia’s edotco Group.

The construction will focus on areas within CALABARZON, Globe president and CEO Ernest Cu said during the signing ceremony.

“The building and deployment of cellular towers in the country are critical if we hope to change the internet experience of our customers,” Cu said.

ISOC and edotco were among companies that signed a deal with the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) for the construction of common telco towers nationwide, Globe said.

The group CEO of edotco, Suresh Sidhu, said the Philippines should reduce the number of permits needed for building towers.

“ISOC and edotco are committed to help provide the Filipino people the information highway they deserve with the common tower initiative,” said ISOC chairman Michael Cosiquien. 

The DICT plans to build at least 50,000 common towers nationwide in the next 7 to 10 years.