Ayala-led Globe Telecom Inc. reported a substantial enhancement in mobile data download and upload speeds across 127 locations in the Philippines from April to June, building on the progress achieved in the previous quarter.
Notably, these advancements encompass even remote areas within the country, facilitating an improved data browsing experience and fostering digital inclusivity for a broader customer base.
This amelioration has been substantiated by independent validation from Ookla’s Speedtest Intelligence data, underscoring the digital solutions platform’s commitment to data-backed transparency and performance.
“With an ongoing surge in mobile data demand, we’ve consistently upgraded our network to provide an enhanced experience for our customers. The outcomes validate our endeavors, showcasing the tangible benefits of Globe’s #1stWorldNetwork even in distant locales,” said Darius Delgado, the head of Globe’s Consumer Mobile Business.
A 717.32 percent surge in upload speed, was recorded in Clarin, Bohol.
In parallel, Barira, Maguindanao demonstrated the most substantial boost in download speed, registering a 273.13 percent jump.
Both Clarin and Barira have earned their place in Globe’s top speed lists, sharing the limelight with Taytay, Palawan; Claveria, Cagayan; San Agustin, Surigao del Sur; and Calubian, Leyte.
The surge in performance is particularly pronounced in remote provinces spanning Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.
Allocating $1.3 billion in capital expenditure for this year, Globe Telecom’s investment represents a 30 percent reduction from the previous year.
Despite this adjustment, the company has diligently built 542 fresh cell sites and upgraded 5,087 mobile sites to LTE by June 2023 to effectively address the escalating data requirements of its clientele.
As of June this year, Globe had introduced 356 new 5G sites across the Philippines, expanding 5G outdoor coverage to 97.44 percent of the National Capital Region and extending to 91 percent of key cities in Visayas and Mindanao.