According to OOKLA’s Q1 2021 results, Globe outperforms competitors in 10 of the country’s 17 regions regarding mobile download speed.
According to Globe, this reflects the telco’s network enhancements to provide consumers with a better mobile data experience.
According to OOKLA’s Q1 2021 numbers, Globe has the highest mobile download speeds in the following regions: Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), Bicol, Cagayan Valley, Caraga, Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), Eastern Visayas, Ilocos Region, Northern Mindanao, Region XII, and Zamboanga, with speeds ranging from 5.76 Mbps to 9.08 Mbps.
Currently, 90% of Globe’s cell towers are outfitted with 4G LTE technology. The company’s consistent investments in network upgrades and technology growth could explain the company’s continued increases in mobile download speeds.
The Philippines’ average mobile download speed increased by 29.22 percent in Q1 2021, reaching 24.72 Mbps from 19.13 Mbps in Q4 2020.
“We are pleased that our customers are feeling our increased investments and consistent network enhancements. The increased mobile download speed in various regions across the country bodes well for the inclusive digital development that we envisioned,” said Ernest Cu, President, and CEO of Globe.
Globe stated that the company strongly supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, especially UN SDG No. 9, which emphasizes the importance of infrastructure and innovation as key drivers of economic growth and development. The telco also reiterated its commitment to upholding the ten United Nations Global Compact principles and ten United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).