ABOITIZ INFRACAPITAL, Inc., the infrastructure arm of Aboitiz Group, is keen on deploying its small cell network nationwide to support telecommunications companies and internet service providers with their network capacity and coverage.

“Heeding the government’s call to help improve the Philippine’s Information and Communications Technology infrastructure amid the coronavirus pandemic, the company is offering its small cell network nationwide,” Aboitiz InfraCapital said in an e-mailed statement on Wednesday.

The small cell network is a “series of small low-powered, short-ranged antennas” that support regular cell towers, the company said.

Small cell networks can also support the deployment of fifth-generation (5G) network technology, Aboitiz InfraCapital said.

Aboitiz InfraCapital General Manager for Small Cell Business Rafael Aboitiz said, “Consistent with our commitment to help meet the demand for better telecommunication services, we are happy to partner with telcos and other internet service providers in accelerating the expansion of their network capacity and coverage throughout the country.”

He noted the company’s small cell network is readily available in high-density urban cities like Subic, Cebu, and Davao.

“We are optimistic about our prospects in digital infrastructure and are keen to pursue more opportunities in the industry with the government and our partners,” Mr. Aboitiz added. — Arjay L. Balinbin