Globe’s bid to bring and improve its services in underserved locations got more support as several local governments units (LGUs) in Palawan, Nueva Ecija, Negros Oriental, Oriental Mindoro, Occidental Mindoro, Cebu, Quezon, Batangas, Bulacan and Ifugao have set up their respective one stop shops to facilitate the issuance of permitting requirements for telcos.
Palawan has the most LGUs with one stop shops with five–namely El Nido, Coron, Brooke’s Point, Bataraza and Aborlan–which have made it easier and faster for Globe to process its applications to install new cell sites in their municipalities.
Nueva Ecija and Oriental Mindoro are not too far behind with four towns each easing their permitting requirements. These are Licab, Munoz, Cabiao and Talavera in Nueva Ecija; and Calapan, Puerto Galera, Bulalacao and Pola in Oriental Mindoro.
Negros Oriental has two progressive LGUs–Dumaguete City and Tanjay City while Ipil in Zamboanga Sibugay; Toledo City in Cebu; Norzagaray in Bulacan; Lucena in Quezon; Balayan in Batangas; Mamburao in Occidental Mindoro; San Juan City in Metro Manila; and Alfonso Luna in Ifugao have also joined the list of LGUs that are very supportive of Globe’s cell tower installations.
“We are grateful for the initiative of these 24 local government units who are complementing our efforts to bring more connectivity and wider coverage in their respective areas. We are hoping that these LGUs will inspire others to support and be with us in bringing better, more enjoyable and accessible talk, SMS and data services to more Filipinos in 2021,” said Joel Agustin, Globe Senior Vice President for Program Delivery, Network Technical Group.
Earlier this month, Makati, Manila, Marikina, Calamba, Tagaytay City and Legazpi in Albay were the first LGUs to set up their one stop shop for permitting requirements of telcos.
Globe is counting for more LGUs in the coming weeks to ease up on their permitting requirements as the company targets to install 2,000 cell towers in 2021.
Globe laid out a 3-pronged strategy to improve customer data and internet experience, which includes aggressive cell site builds; upgrading its cell sites to 4G/LTE; and fast tracking the fiberization of Filipino homes nationwide.
Globe supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, specifically UN SDG No. 9 which emphasizes the roles of infrastructure and innovation as crucial drivers of economic growth and development. Globe is committed to upholding the 10 United Nations Global Compact principles and 10 UN SDGs.