Customers of Globe Telecom in Visayas and Mindanao stand to benefit from the accelerated deployment of its additional allocation in the 2600 megahertz band as the company continues to step up its capacity-enhancement initiative to provide better mobile internet experience.
The company’s additional allocation in the 2600 MHz frequency is among the spectrum assets that it gained following the joint buyout of San Miguel Corp.’s telecommunications assets. In VISMIN, the total number of sites equipped with the 2600 MHz frequency has reached 500 sites, to cover big businesses and highly urbanized populated residential areas.
Joel Agustin, Globe Senior Vice President for Program Governance, Network Technical Group, emphasized the accelerated deployment of the 2600 MHz provides additional data capacity through the Carrier Aggregation technology, using this spectrum with other LTE frequencies. “This will give customers faster data speed capabilities to serve growing demand for bandwidth. With 500 sites already activated, our customers in Visayas and Mindanao will be experience faster internet service and the reliability that this band provides,” Agustin said.
While lower frequencies such as the 700 MHz band provide better signal penetration and offering stronger indoor coverage, the higher frequencies, such as the 2600 MHz band, provide additional capacity for broadband data, Agustin said. Utilizing the 2600 MHz provides additional capacity layer over existing 3G and LTE capacity layers, providing customers with additional capacity and improving their internet experience as data traffic carried on other frequencies are off-loaded, he added.
Aside from the 2600 MHz frequency, Globe is also aggressively rolling out the 700 MHz spectrum in different locations in the country as part of initiative to provide additional network capacities.