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Globe completes
‘network upgrade’

Globe Telecom has completed planned upgrades on its network transport backbone which spans Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, a press release from the company said.

With the upgrade, the firm’s ultra-high capacity transmission system is now more resilient, providing subscribers with improved network coverage and better services even during extreme weather disturbances, the press release said.

The upgrade utilized an automatic switch optical network protection which ensures network systems remain reliable and fully stable, especially in anticipation of the rainy season ahead.

To complement the upgrade, Globe also made significant improvements in its disaster recovery plan to prevent network disruptions during natural calamities, and to execute faster restoration time when services become severely affected, the press release said.

Globe expanded its fiber optic coverage in the Mindanao region and implemented added protection for its transmission backbone in Zamboanga and completed its network modernization project in South Luzon to improve network capacity and quality for mobile and wireless broadband services, it added.

These are important pieces in our network enhancement initiatives to further improve on our service, Robert Tan, Chief Technical Adviser of Globe, said.

Globe earlier announced that a substantial portion of its 2011 CAPEX amounting to $500 million will be allocated to build up capacity, as well modernize and optimize network infrastructure, the press release said.*

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