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Globe eyes to bring low-cost Internet to more Filipino homes in hard-to-reach areas

Globe tapped Curvalux to enable the telco to deliver cost-effective, high-speed broadband services to urban, suburban, and rural areas using an innovative ‘phased array multibeam broadband system.’

Globe, the Philippines’ leading mobile network operator is using an alternative fixed wireless broadband solution to bridge areas with no internet connectivity.

Globe tapped Curvalux to enable the telco to deliver cost-effective, high-speed broadband services to urban, suburban, and rural areas using an innovative ‘phased array multibeam broadband system.’

The cutting-edge patented design of the Curvalux system delivers unmatched performance through its sophisticated multi-beam design.  Sixteen narrowly focused, high-gain beams per Edge Node, can deliver incredible throughput and interference mitigation to serve hundreds of simultaneous users per Edge Node. The Curvalux system is also extremely energy efficient, allowing the entire system to be operated using low-cost solar panels and batteries.  This dramatically reduces operational costs and enables deployment of the system to remote areas that were previously unserved due to the lack of a reliable power source.

Globe and Curvalux have been working on this end-to-end solution for the past year and a half. The Ayala-led telco chose Curvalux for its superior performance, scalability and energy efficiency. 

“This technology enriches Globe’s internet solutions portfolio, allowing us to cover as many households as possible, and helps provide low cost internet in hard-to-reach areas which are currently deprived of connectivity. Our partnership with Curvalux will allow faster deployment of high speed broadband to our customers ranging from 50 to 120 Mbps average download speeds,” said Darius Delgado, Globe’s Head of Broadband Business.

Globe has initially deployed this technology in 39 areas in the country and eyes expanding in 315 more areas within the year.

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“We are very positive that Curvalux will help us answer the ever growing demand for connectivity and wider coverage especially in areas where Globe is much needed,” added Delgado.

Richard Pak, Curvalux Group CEO stated, “The outbreak of the Coronavirus has taught us the vital importance and necessity of having reliable broadband internet access to maintain daily life during the Covid-19 restrictions.  We are extremely honored to be working with Globe to fulfill our mission to build an innovative and affordable wireless technology to enable broadband internet connectivity for the unconnected.  It is truly an incredible privilege to see the impact of our technology in providing critical broadband services for each and every citizen of the Philippines which are so crucial for students continuing their education safely learning from home, allowing companies to continue operating and staying productive working remotely, and the comfort of being able to stay in touch with friends and family during these uncertain times.”

Globe is also working with Curvalux on their Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Satellite broadband constellation “CurvaNet”, to complete the solution portfolio.  The CurvaNet satellite constellation will be able to deliver affordable broadband internet to even the most remote areas beyond the reach of any telecom towers, infrastructure or electricity with the use of its proprietary low-cost, solar powered customer terminal.

Globe puts into action its commitment to reduce its carbon footprint by actively supporting the Race To Zero global campaign spearheaded by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and COP26 Presidency and backed by the GSMA, the global mobile industry body.

The company strongly supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, particularly UN SDG No. 9 which highlights the roles of infrastructure and innovation as crucial drivers of economic growth and development. Globe is committed to upholding the 10 United Nations Global Compact principles and 10 UN SDGs.

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