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    Globe Telecom’s modernization project is well on its way to completion by the first quarter of 2013 with very positive feedback and encouraging results on areas where the modernized network are already in place.

    As of the second week of December, the modernization is already at 80% achievement of the entire country.

    Globe’s modernization project is a 100% equipment transformation and an entire infrastructure change-out that will create a brand new network that is future proof. In comparison to Globe’s competitor, Smart has already announced as early as the first half of this year, that it has already competed its upgraded network where the latter’s current network system has undergone a major improvement.

    Globe’s modernization project is not only mere add-on the an existing structure but a complete change on the network system.

    As proof of success of its network project, Globe announced that is has completed the modernization of its major infrastructures in the Davao region and the key areas in Mindanao, forming a significant part of the rollout of its brand new network and intensifying mobile services in the vast region, which include Zamboanga and Misamis.

    This would mean better mobile coverage, increased data speeds and better network reliability within the Davao area and its nearby provinces with a fully equipped new generation mobile systems capable of supporting fourth generation High-speed Packet Access (4G HSPA).

    It only goes to show that this modernization project of Globe is not only concentrated in Metro Manila and major cities in the country but also in far flung areas such as Tipo-Tipo in Basilan, Impasugong Malaybalay and Sumilao in Bukidnon and as far as Sibugay in Zamboanga. In addition to the modernized network system, Davao region was the first to have the rollout of fiber optic cable, which will significantly increase the capacity and resiliency to accommodate and protect more voice, SMS and data traffic.

    Ernest Cu, President and CEO of Globe had a first hand experience of this modernization project when he himself achieved speeds up to 5mbps on a constant basis during his recent trip to Davao City.

    Not to far away from completion of the modernization project in the Visayas region spearheaded by the queen city of the south, Cebu which is not almost 100% in its equipment modernization and is on the final phase of transformation. Based on its internal benchmarking tests, the results showed an astonishing improvement and even exceeded NTC standards posting 99.40% in call setup and a drop call rate of 1.01%.

    Also included in the modernization project of Globe in the Visayas region is the completion of the fiber opitic interconnection of the internationally-renowned island of Boracay.

    The two-kilometer fiber optic cable through the Boracay Submarine Cable System has the capacity of 40 gigabyte per second (GBPS) per wavelength and expandable to 10GBPS that translates into almost limitless transmission capacity, which will result to crystal clear voice and super fast surfing on the internet.

    With all plans being delivered on record time, Globe is nearing the completion of a future proof infrastructure for the entire archipelago that is ready for the next generation of communication technology.

    According to Ernest Cu, the building of the brand new Globe network will involve blanketing the whole Philippines geography with the steady progression of the network transformation, which includes far-flung locations, creating seamless coverage for the entire country.

    Even the results of the recently concluded NTC benchmark tests in September 2012 has proven the gains of the modernization project of Globe with improvement on the grade of service or the ease of calls getting connected at first try. The grade of service for Globe has improved dramatically from a previous result of 4.45% to a 2.75% rating against the standard set by the NTC of not more than 4%. There was also a significant improvement in terms of call set up and signal strength on the Globe Network.

    Undoubtedly, there is a positive outlook on this modernization project of Globe. The drive thru brand new network promises a remarkable improvement in network quality of service for the subscribers of Globe matched with unparalleled customer experience. While its competition does all the talking, it seems that Globe is walking the talk all the results leading into an excellent and superior network quality that aspires to be the best in Asia and that will set Globe apart from their competitors.

    The future looks bright for Globe subscribers and hope they will keep it that way until we experience the benefits of its brand new modernized network.
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