TOWER company Phil-Tower Consortium, Inc. (PhilTower) announced on Thursday its partnership with Globe Telecom, Inc. for the deployment of new cell sites in Luzon.

“Globe is partnering with PhilTower to ramp up its aggressive network rollout in more areas in the National Capital Region and Luzon,” the independent tower company said in an e-mailed statement.

PhilTower President Devid Gubiani said the company is helping power critical digital network expansion needs through its cell site technologies.

“We are introducing new and innovative solutions like the Micro Cell Poles that have a low impact and small footprint with capability to load in radios, battery backup within the pole for network densification,” Mr. Gubiani added.

The company said it aims to support coverage improvements in suburban and rural areas, contribute to network densification in urban areas in anticipation of mass adoption of 5G (fifth-generation technology), and improve in-building coverage.

PhilTower is part of a regional group with presence in Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar, and the Philippines.

Globe announced on May 31 that it had secured almost 800 permits to build new cell towers in different parts of the country.

Globe targets to put up 2,000 new cell sites this year. It installed 318 new cell towers across the country in the first three months of the year. — Arjay L. Balinbin