Globe Telecom accelerates connectivity: Q3 2023 speed surge

Globe Telecom reported significant improvements in download and upload speeds across 19 strategic locations in the third quarter of 2023.

Raymond Policarpio, VP of Globe At Home Brand Management, highlighted the company’s commitment to customers.

“The significant enhancements in our connectivity speeds underline Globe’s unwavering commitment to our customers,” he said.

“As we usher in a digital era, we are steadfast in ensuring that every Filipino enjoys seamless connectivity, propelling the Philippines further into the digital revolution,” he added.

Areas experiencing notable improvements in download speeds included Candelaria, Quezon, with a 138.38% increase, followed by Poro, Cebu (111.96%), Mabinay, Negros Oriental (94.36%), Dona Remedios Trinidad, Bulacan (93.48%), and Lemery, Iloilo (69.54%).

Further advancements were observed in various locations, showcasing Globe’s dedication to enhancing network infrastructure.

As of the third quarter, the company had built 833 new cell sites, upgraded 5,395 mobile sites, and deployed approximately 175,000 fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) lines.

Despite a lower FTTH deployment compared to the previous year, Globe maximized existing fiber inventory and reduced capital expenditure.

The company’s 5G expansion efforts saw the deployment of 716 new 5G sites, resulting in 97.67% 5G outdoor coverage in the National Capital Region and 92.06% in key cities in Visayas and Mindanao.

In September 2023, Globe recorded 5.2 million 5G devices connected to its network, reflecting the company’s ongoing commitment to advancing 5G technology nationwide.

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