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Globe provides free Wi-Fi in LRT stations in the Philippines

Adrian M. Reodique | Aug. 16, 2016
Free Wi-Fi is now available to all 20 LRT 1 stations.

Globe Telecom has signed an agreement with the Light Rail Manila Corp. (LRMC) - the concessionaire of the Light Rail Transit System-Line 1 (LRT 1) - to provide free Wi-Fi service in all 20 LRT stations in the Philippines.

Besides that, the telco provider will provide a fibre optic cable system that will extend the service's length to the entire LRT 1, and cover all stations including LRMC's depot in Pasay City, said Joel Agustin, Senior Vice President for Programme Governance of Network Technical Group at Globe, in a press release.

"Globe will also deploy the new LTE700/1800/2600 MHz spectrum to provide adequate capacity to handle the massive mobile traffic volume at these stations," Agustin added. Following its recent buyout of San Miguel's telco assets, Globe has gained access to the 700 MHz band and acquired additional allocation in the 1800 MHz and 2600 MHz frequencies.

According to Agustin, the deployment of fibre optic cables and enhancement of Globe's wireless infrastructure along LRT 1 will improve mobile coverage and network capacities. It is also expected to not only boost customer experience when riding LRT 1, but also those plying to Taft and Rizal avenues, once the project is completed. 


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