Globe’s 5G speed is now three times faster than mobile WiFi, according to Ookla® Speedtest Intelligence® data for the first quarter of this year.
The leading telco and digital solutions provider logged a 5G median download speed of 121.29 Mbps versus the 42.95 Mbps booked by all fixed providers in the Philippines from January to March.
Ookla used the statistical validation approach called Hsu's Multiple Comparisons with the Best (MCB) procedure to identify how fast Globe’s 5G median download speeds are in comparison with mobile WiFi speeds.
Globe has attributed continuous improvements in mobile network speeds to steady investments in network upgrades and infrastructure development.
“We are committed to bring better mobile experiences for our customers not only in terms of speed but more importantly how we extend life essential services through our robust network. We realize that our customers' needs have changed and we are there to meet these changes in a big way. For us to do this, we continue to invest in the latest mobile technologies like 5G,” said Ernest Cu, Globe President and CEO.
For this year, Globe has earmarked P89 billion for its capital expenditures to build new cell sites, upgrade existing sites to 4G/LTE, accelerate the rollout of 5G connectivity, and ramp up the fiberization of Filipino homes nationwide.
In 2021, the digital solutions provider spent an all-time high P92.8 billion to fire up over 2,000 5G outdoor sites and in-building solutions, build 1,407 new cell towers, upgrade 22,300 mobile sites, and install 1.4 million fiber-to-the-home lines.
Globe’s relentless expansion to improve service is part of its commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, particularly UN SDG No. 9, highlighting the roles of infrastructure and innovation as crucial drivers of economic growth and development. It is committed to upholding the United Nations Global Compact principles and contributing to 10 UN SDGs.