Globe promises enhanced connectivity for Visayas businesses

Patrick Gloria, Globe External Affairs Vice President, speaks at the 15th annual Asia CEO Forum in Cebu. (Photo via Asia CEO Cebu)

Globe Telecom has assured the Visayas business community of its ongoing commitment to enhance connectivity and provide life-enabling services throughout the region.

The pledge was made during the 15th annual Asia CEO Forum held at the Fili Hotel in Nustar Cebu.

Patrick Gloria, Globe’s External Affairs Vice President, highlighted the company’s sustained efforts towards digital transformation and its impact on Metro Cebu’s economic development.

The forum, which gathered business leaders to discuss strategies for enterprise advancement, emphasized the integration of new technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) to revolutionize business operations and drive regional growth.

Bridging the Digital Divide

“In today’s digital world, connectivity is not a privilege but a right for all. Globe is committed to bridging the digital divide, ensuring that the benefits of the digital age are accessible to everyone,” said Gloria.

Over the past three years, Globe has significantly expanded its cellular infrastructure in Cebu.

The deployment of new cell sites and the expansion of existing ones have increased network coverage by 34% in Cebu City, 10% in Lapu-Lapu City, 9% in Mandaue City, and 47% across the rest of the province.

Additionally, Globe has replaced legacy copper infrastructure with modern fiber technology, enhancing internet speeds and reliability.

In the past five years, Globe has built 241,000 fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) lines, with substantial deployments in Cebu City, Mandaue City, Lapu-Lapu City, and other parts of the province.

Investing in Infrastructure and People

Beyond infrastructure, Gloria emphasized the importance of investing in people.

“Globe maintains a steadfast focus on its customers, believing in following their journey, understanding their unique needs, and addressing these needs through innovative technology,” he noted.

Globe’s expansion into a full-fledged technology company involves exploring customer-centric solutions that democratize financial services, primary healthcare, and e-commerce.

Through digital platforms like GCash and KonsultaMD, Globe empowers individuals and businesses, fostering a more inclusive and resilient digital economy.

Commitment to Sustainability

Globe’s commitment to sustainability is evident in its adherence to the United Nations Global Compact Principles and its pledge to achieve zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Gloria also acknowledged the importance of partnerships with national government agencies and local government units (LGUs) to streamline the deployment of connectivity infrastructure.

Driving Economic Development

The Asia CEO Forum underscored the significant role of digital transformation in driving economic development and improving the lives of people in the Visayas.

Globe’s sustained efforts towards inclusive connectivity are crucial in realizing these goals, ensuring a vibrant and prosperous future for Metro Cebu and the rest of the nation.

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