Globe’s constant investments in network upgrade and infrastructure development continue to pay off as they consistently deliver improved overall customer data through faster internet speed.
Based on Speedtest Intelligence® Q3 2021 data by Ookla®the world leader in broadband and network intelligence, median download speed of Globe mobile on all technologies increased by 60% compared to the third quarter of 2020. Similarly, Globe mobile median download speed jumped 51% from the same quarter last year.1
Latency also improved to 25ms for the third quarter of this year, down from 31ms in the same quarter last year. Latency is the time it takes for information to be transmitted from the source to its intended destination. A lower latency score is preferable.
In terms of 5G technology, Globe’s 5G network is 3 times faster than mobile WiFi. It is also six times faster than that of 4G LTE.
“We are pleased that our aggressive and sustained network builds and upgrades continue to bear fruit, as demonstrated by the improved overall customer data experience,” said Joel Agustin, Globe SVP of Network Technical Group.
1 Disclaimer: Based on Ookla Analysis® by Speedtest Intelligence® Philippine median upload and download speeds data from Q32020 to Q32021, quarterly consistency Data from first quarter 2021 to third quarter 2022, 4G vs. 5G median download speed based on Q3 2021, 5G median download speed vs. mobile WiFi based on Q3 2021. Trademarks Ookla used under license and reprinted with permission
Globe attributed the continuous improvements in mobile network speeds to the constant investments in network upgrades and infrastructure development. In this year alone, the digital solutions provider has increased its capital spending to an unprecedented 76 billion pesos as part of its commitment to provide the # 1stWorldNetwork to its customers.
This enabled Globe to install one million fiber optic lines to the home by the end of September, build 641 new cell phone towers and upgrade 8,175 sites to 4G LTE by the end of June. It has also established more than 1,800 5G-equipped cell towers across the country and increased its 5G outdoor coverage in the National Capital Region (NCR) to 95%.
At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic last year, Globe spent 60.3 billion pesos on its capital spending to improve its network as businesses moved to hybrid or work-from-home arrangements and students were switching to a distance learning setup due to mobility restrictions.
As a result, Globe’s nationwide consistency score has improved for three consecutive quarters this year to 76.64 in the third quarter, compared to 75.98 in the second quarter and 70.43 in the first three months of the year.
The mobile consistency score is determined by the number of tests performed above a certain speed threshold. The higher the numbers, the more likely consumers are to experience acceptable internet performance and quality.
Globe strongly supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, in particular United Nations SDG 9, which emphasizes the role of infrastructure and innovation as essential engines of economic growth and development. Globe is committed to respecting the principles of the United Nations Global Compact and contributes to 10 United Nations SDGs.
To learn more about Globe, visit www.globe.com.ph.
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