LCS Holdings, Inc. of former Ilocos Sur Governor Chavit Singson and Thailand’s UA Withya PCL broke ground the country’s first common tower site located in Ilocos Sur.
“For the past few months, we have been working very hard in consultation with DITO as our first customer, to come up with a roll-out plan that is in-sync with their network deployment,” Singson said.
Davao-based businessman Dennis Uy and China Telecom’s DITO Telecommunity is the first customer of LCS for its common tower project.
“As a result, it is our pleasure to announce the ground-breaking of our inaugural Common Tower in Ilocos Sur to earmark the start of LCS’ effort to help this nation and the Government in fulfilling our vision to improve the nation’s mobile coverage,“ he added.
Singson said that his company is also concentrating its efforts in prioritizing the deployment of Common Towers in regional and rural areas.
“We believe, in months to come, we would be able to narrow the gaps of the quality of the mobile services between those in the metro areas and those in the regional and rural areas,” he said.
Aaron H Tan, chief executive of LCS – ICT Division added, “LCS commits to continue supporting this initiative for years to come. We welcome the other MNOs and ISPs to come on board and share our Common Tower Space as the infrastructures that LCS is creating are meant for the nation to utilize.
“This launch signals the first of many Common Towers to come. It’s a passion that LCS is pursuing to create the most extensive physical telecommunication infrastructure in the Philippines,” Tan said.
The Chairman of UWC, Chanachai Leenabanchong added, “We are delighted to to collaborate with LCS on this prestigious and momentous project. UWC has been in tower manufacturing for the past 52 years.
“The way we have rolled out more than 100,000 towers in Thailand and overseas is the same way we want to efficiently deliver new Philippine Towers for our clients, and more importantly to the Filipino people. We are committed,” Leenabanchong said.
LCS has committed to assist the Dito Telecommunity in their bid to extend their mobile coverage to a minimum of 37 percent nationwide coverage within the first 12 months of operations.