Globe says new technology boosts energy efficiency by up to 15%

GLOBE Telecom, Inc. announced on Wednesday a new technology it is using to facilitate fourth-generation (4G) technology acceleration and fifth-generation (5G) technology evolution while improving energy efficiency by up to 15%.

“Globe has completed the deployment of a new series of antennas that efficiently enables the acceleration of 4G and the evolution of 5G technology — a step that seeks to boost the company’s 4G and 5G network and ensure energy efficiency,” the telco said in an e-mailed statement.

“The technology also minimizes feed loss and improves energy efficiency by 10%~15%. This means that Globe can maximize energy efficiencies and lower electricity utilization through antenna development and power consumption innovation,” it added.

Joel R. Agustin, senior vice-president and head of network planning and engineering at Globe’s network technical group, said that deployment of 4G and 5G is accelerating and usage is continuously growing.

“The antenna is important for a network to have greater capacity, accelerate site deployment, have broader and deeper coverage, and achieve a low carbon footprint,” he added.

The country placed 53rd out of 100 countries in this year’s Inclusive Internet Index commissioned by Meta and developed by Economist Impact. The index evaluated national-level internet inclusion in 100 countries based on availability, affordability, relevance, and readiness.

With a score of 72.3 out of a possible 100, the country was Asia’s eighth least inclusive internet environment.

“Globe is innovating with its vendor partners on the latest technologies available to improve customer experience through efficient 4G/5G network deployment,” Mr. Agustin said.

At the same time, the company said that this latest technology is part of its commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

“Globe allocated P89 billion in capital expenditures this year to roll out more 5G sites and in-building solutions, upgrade cell towers to 4G LTE, add more 4G cell sites, and lay down fiber to the homes,” it noted. — Arjay L. Balinbin