Globe taps Aviat for microwave network upgrade in Philippines

Filipino operator Globe Telecom has tapped Aviat Networks to upgrade and expand its network with its CTR 8540 microwave networking solution.

The contract forms part of Globe’s LTE footprint expansion. Chief Technical Advisor Robert Tan said “Globe is pushing further to improve its services as well as its customer experience by advancing its future-ready network infrastructure.”

“We have chosen the best-in-class microwave networking platform to take advantage of its advanced features as we progressively deploy leading mobile technologies including LTE and LTE Advance all over the country”, he added. “Ultimately, we can continue to empower our almost 50 million mobile customers with their unique digital lifestyle.”

CTR microwave networking solutions are purpose-built to drive cost efficiencies with fewer boxes to purchase, deploy and maintain. Initial deployments will include CTR 8540 to increase capacity of the backhaul network, provide state-of-the-art synchronisation capabilities and improve network reliability.

Globe is deploying LTE-TDD and LTE-FDD ultra-broadband access technologies for more pervasive coverage and to ensure reliable and fast mobile Internet connectivity for its customers. Aviat’s CTR 8540 enables efficient, high performance and reliable microwave networks and provides Globe with an upgrade path to deliver new services including multimedia rich content and broadband data access to the edge of the network. Aviat will also provide services including microwave network planning and engineering.

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