PhilTower announces completion of 200 Cell Site Towers
MANILA, Philippines – Phil-Tower Consortium, Inc. (PhilTower), one of the country’s leading digital shared infrastructure providers, today announced the completion of their 200th site. This is a major milestone for the industry as the last 100 sites were completed in just over a month which qualifies as one of the fastest tower roll-outs in the Philippines today. What is more significant is that a large number of these sites are co-location sites hosting equipment of multiple mobile operators.
With the Common Tower Policy, passive infrastructure like cell site towers can host equipment by different operators, thus minimizing their CAPEX, allowing them to rapidly roll out their networks and making their services available to more people faster. In addition, shared infrastructure will minimize the unsightly clutter of towers that currently dominate the country’s landscape.
Devid Gubiani, PhilTower president said: “PhilTower is proud to announce the 200 cell site milestone and we look forward to rolling out several hundreds more in the coming months. We remain committed to the government’s vision of rolling out a world-class digital infrastructure nationwide in the most efficient and cost effective manner. We are thankful to the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) and Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA), as well as the various local government units (LGU) for making this momentous event a reality. It shows we can accomplish a lot together when we are all bound by a common vision for the good of the country.”
Peter Wong, PhilTower Country Director also said: “We look forward to hosting mobile operators Smart, Globe, and Dito on our sites, and even other broadband providers who need to build their networks faster and more economically. Now, expanding your coverage need not be capital intensive.”
PhilTower has built towers across North and South Luzon, and more notably in the NCR/Rizal regions. These tower solutions range from 30 to 50 meter ground-based towers, Rooftop solutions, as well as a number of Street Furniture micro cell poles/Smart Poles which is the preferred option in villages and subdivisions as they blend well with the surroundings and require a very small footprint compared to taller structures.
PhilTower has started to partner with various real estate developers to implement this solution and provide value to their developments while fulfilling the connectivity needs of their residences.
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