Opensignal: Globe takes top spot for consistent quality

Ayala-led Globe emerged as the telecom operator with the most consistent quality in the Philippines, according to the latest report of Opensignal.

Based on Opensignal’s Mobile Network Experience Report for October 2022, Globe users continued to enjoy the best available experience when streaming mobile video over 5G connections,

OpwnGlobe scored 73.5 in 5G Video Experience, edging out its closest rival’s 68.4.

The company was either an outright or joint winner in all seven regions for the said category. It was the only telco in the number one position in Calabarzon, Davao, Metropolitan Manila, and Western Visayas.

Globe also achieved 5G upload speed supremacy nationwide with a score of 12.8 Mbps, an increase of 1.8 Mbps, booting out competition with a 1.4 Mbps lead.

It led outright in 5G upload speed in five out of the seven regions where 5G experience was analyzed, while sharing the win with competition in Western Visayas.

Globe also bagged the Core Consistent Quality award with a score of 76.9 percent, beating competitor scores of 76.4 percent and 75.6 percent.

Consistent quality measures how often users’ experience on a network was sufficient to support common application requirements. It measures download speed, upload speed, latency, jitter, packet loss, time to first byte, and the percentage of tests attempted that did not succeed due to a connectivity issue on either the download or server response component.

5G technology is capable of delivering internet speeds up to 100 times faster than 4G. It also has less lag, making it suitable for video streaming and gaming.

Opensignal measures how mobile users experience real-time multiplayer mobile gaming on an operator’s 5G network. On a scale of zero to 100, it analyzes how the multiplayer mobile games experience is affected by mobile network conditions, including latency, packet loss and jitter, to determine the impact on gameplay and the overall games experience.

Hive ransomware: modern, efficient business model

The US Justice Department’s shutdown Thursday of the Hive ransomware operation — which extorted some $100 million from more than 1,500 victims worldwide — highlights how hacking has become an ultra-efficient, specialized industry that can allow anyone to become a cyber-shakedown artist.

Nokia upbeat about 2023 after solid year

Finnish telecom equipment giant Nokia on Thursday reported better-than-expected revenue and profit last year, with more growth expected in 2023 as the company competes in the global 5G battle.

Usapang Bilyonaryo

Usapang Bilyonaryo” is a digital-first, hybrid magazine show hosted and produced by veteran broadcast journalist Ces Oreña-Drilon in cooperation with the team. The 30-minute TV cut airs on CNN Philippines at 8 PM every Monday, starting January 16. The full version or producer’s cut of each episode, as well as interview splices, will be posted on’s Youtube and Facebook accounts.


In cooperation with

Brought to you in part by