Manila, Philippines — One of the country’s major Internet service provider (ISP) and telecommunications company, Globe Telecom, inked a few number of multiyear partnership deals worth $750 million with international technology firms. The objective of the tie-up agreements is to boost data internet services in the Philippines.
The aforementioned deals signed with Chinese networking and telecommunications equipment and services Huawei Technologies, Nokia and information and communication products and integrated solutions provider Wuhan Fiberhome International Technologies covered a period of five years, Globe Telecom said in a press statement.
“We are confident that our collaboration with Huawei, Nokia and Wuhan FiberHome will translate into a more robust Globe network that will meet the country’s future digital demands,” Globe Telecom president Ernest Cu said in the statement.
The deals with the network infrastructure and related services provider Nokia, Huawei and Wuhan Fiberhome included the deployment of new LTE spectrum in the Philippines.
Globe inked a memorandum of confirmation with Chen Yuhua — the head of Nokia international business — for the deployment of the LTE project in Visayas and Mindanao. “This is a significant agreement with a longstanding collaborator. It strengthens Nokia’s position as Globe’s premier end-to-end solution provider,” said Mike Wang, president of Nokia Networks Greater China.
One of the agreements with Nokia covers wireless technologies, while the second one covers IP, optical and Software-Defined Networking (SDN) technologies. Under the agreements, Globe will transition to a flexible cloud-based network infrastructure with Finnish company’s 5G-ready AirScale radio access and IP, optical and carrier SDN technology platform.
A similar agreement was also penned between the Ayala-led telco giant and Huawei CEO Kevin Gao relating to the implementation of the new LTE spectrum in Luzon, the largest island in the country. “Huawei is very happy to sign the MoC and through these cooperation, we hope to provide high quality products and professional services and work with our Philippine partners to bring a better connected service to this country,” Gao indicated in the statement.
“This project aims to provide wider LTE coverage and better indoor penetration, through an estimated 4,600 sites in the country,” Globe sated in the press release.
The said project will gradually up the data and fixed-wireless broadband capacity to provide telecommunications and data coverage in unserved areas and boost the telco’s infrastructure in the country.
The telecommunication firm also agreed with Huawei and Nokia in a separate memorandum of confirmation for a capacity expansion program for the company’s corporate data network.
Globe also signed a memorandum of confirmation with another Chinese company Wuhan FiberHome for the the telco’s plan to build fiber infrastructure to support the rollout of fixed broadband lines across the archipelago. — Thevader.com