is aggressively expanding in Cebu
for its broadband and mobile internet services
Globe has this tall vision of providing connectivity to 2 million homes in 2020. And in line with that, Globe At Home has started its aggressive rollout of facilities in major locations around the country. The province of Cebu is one of its key locations and Globe is strengthening its partnership with the local government units, recognizing that local officials’ support is essential in realizing its goal of enhancing connectivity to boost economic development in the country. Globe is working hand-in-hand with the Cebu City and Mandaue City governments for its various builds.
To improve its mobile services in Cebu, Globe continues to ramp up deployment of LTE sites using the 700 MHz, 1800 MHz, and 2600 MHz bands. Since the company gained access to new spectrum assets in the middle of last year, close to 600 LTE sites have already been activated in Cebu alone.
LGU collaborations also paved the way for broadband connectivity to reach more homes, which is now realized in Globe At Home’s Cebu launch of its new GoBIG plans. These plans have bigger data allocations at affordable rates as well as fast, reliable speeds. These new plans come with free 100 GB of data to access and enjoy YouTube.
For as low as Plan 1299, customers can enjoy 300 GB of data allocation per month with speeds of up to 5Mbps. Apart from access to YouTube, customers may also enjoy free six months access to Netflix and Disney Channel apps for award-winning original content and children’s shows. It also comes with a two-month subscription to HOOQ for a diverse selection of local and foreign titles.
In Cebu City, Globe At Home Fibre sites are currently available in: Dona Modesta Gaisano St.; Friendship Street; Mahogany St.; Obedience St.; A.Villalon Drive; Justice St.; Wisdom St.; Freedom St.; Hacienda Salinas; Wilson St. corner Pasteur St.; Yakal St,; Marconi St.; La Guardia St.; 1st St.; Sanson Road; Sanson Road Extension; Sanjercas Ville Private Road; and Salinas Drive Extension.
Meanwhile, expansions in Mandaue City are also continuing as Globe works closely with the city’s local government unit.
Together with improving connectivity at home, Globe At Home has also lent its support to the company’s sustainability initiatives, specifically programs that deliver quality education in the public education sector. Globe has rolled out two key programs with the Department of Education to maximize new technologies in enabling world-class quality education in the Philippines.
In Mandaue City, Globe launched its Digital Thumbprint Program (DTP), which is its cyberwellness advocacy that addresses the online health and safety of the Visayan youth. Globe launched the workshop in Mandaue City Science High School to increase the students’ knowledge of digital citizenship and cyber safety by helping them develop insights into the influences of the online world and the choices they are making.
In Cebu City, meanwhile, Globe then brought its Global Filipino Schools (GFS) program to the Cebu City National Science High School (CCNSHS). The GFS program provides select public schools with infrastructure support and ICT equipment such as the Globe Digital Learning Lab – a mobile cart of ICT gadgets composed of netbooks, tablets, and projectors powered with superior internet connectivity. The Lab can be used to teach different subject matters whether inside or outside the classroom to encourage creativity, communication, collaboration, and critical thinking.
Since CCNSHS has 38 teachers and 1,004 students, Globe turned over a mobile cart that contains 20 tablets with mirroring capability for projectors and LCD screens, two projector kits with projector screen, 10 Globe Prepaid Supersticks, one mobile cart that also serves as a charging station, plus a free 10 mbps internet line. CCNSHS is the 10th school in the province of Cebu that benefited from the GFS program, which now covers 142 schools all over the Philippines.
At present, many public schools are still missing out on the benefits of ICT, which Globe seeks to address through GFS. The program was started in 2012 and the company intends to transform at least one school in each of the 221 school divisions under the Department of Education into centers of ICT excellence within the next four years.
Globe At Home will continue its expansion to reach more locations in Cebu and the rest of the country. Customers may check Globe At Home’s availability in their area by visiting https://checkavailability.globe.com.ph/.