Globe at Home Tops Netflix’s Internet Speed Index
Globe’s broadband business “Globe At Home” topped the latest Netflix ISP Speed Index for the second time this year. Globe At Home led Netflix’s ISP leaderboard with an average speed of 3.2 Mbps in February 2021.
The Netflix ISP Speed Index is a measure of prime time Netflix performance on particular internet service providers (ISPs) around the globe. It is not a measure of overall performance for other services/data that may travel across the specific ISP network, it said.
“Our tireless efforts in improving network infrastructure are resulting in better connectivity, faster speeds, and higher consistency. We expect our customers on wired plans using Netflix would be happy with our consistently reliable network experience,” said Darius Delgado, VP and Head of Broadband Business at Globe.
2020 was a banner year for Globe’s Home Broadband business, posting revenues of P26.8 billion, a 23% hike year-on-year from P21.7 billion in 2019. The total home broadband subscriber base grew 88% from 2019, ending 2020 at 3.8 million.
Globe said that it intends to roll out an additional 1 million fiber lines in 2021. Globe earmarked an unprecedented Php 70 billion in CAPEX this year, 80% of which will be spent on data network builds. The Philippines has been posting continued improvements in internet speed for fixed wireline in 2020. In terms of fixed broadband, Ookla® data shows that the Philippine average download speed is 32.73 Mbps based on the January 2021 data of the Ookla Speedtest Global Index*.
Globe has embarked on an aggressive build and network expansion program in 2020. The company posted the most number of new site builds according to the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC). Globe built a total of 1,300 towers in 2020 and expects to build 2,000 towers this year.
The company strongly supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, particularly UN SDG No. 9 which highlights the roles of infrastructure and innovation as crucial drivers of economic growth and development. Globe is committed to upholding the 10 United Nations Global Compact principles and 10 UN SDGs.
*Ookla® Speedtest Global Index (Philippines - January 2021). https://www.speedtest.net/global-index/philippines