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Globe’s #1stWorldNetwork: Consistent Connectivity in 2022 Elections - Globe Newsroom

Globe’s #1stWorldNetwork Provides Consistent Connectivity in 2022 Elections

Globe’s aggressive expansion made its presence felt in the May 2022 elections as its #1stWorldNetwork provided consistent connectivity in the polls. 

The leading digital solutions platform reported no disruptions or significant outages throughout the exercise.

“We are glad to support the May 2022 electoral process and enable the speedy transmission of votes.  We can see that our investments in our continuous builds are paying off.  We reiterate our support for the government in this historic national exercise,” said Ernest Cu, Globe President and CEO. 

Globe was tapped by Comelec through Smartmatic to provide SIM cards for vote counting machines in selected precincts and wired connectivity in canvassing centers. 

Data burn for the transmission of election returns peaked on the evening of election day, May 9, just hours after polling precincts closed, when initial results came in at staggering speeds. By midday Tuesday, May 10, nearly 97 percent of election returns had been transmitted. 

Globe invested an unprecedented ₱92.8 billion CAPEX in 2021 to boost its network, building over 1,400 new cell sites, upgrading existing sites to 4G/LTE, accelerating the rollout of 5G connectivity, and ramping up fiberization of Filipino homes nationwide. 

Currently, the network has over 12,000 towers providing connectivity across the country. Globe aims to build 1,700 more cell sites this year to reach more customers, firing up 252 towers in the first quarter alone. 

Globe earmarked ₱89 billion in funding for its expansion, aligned with its commitment to infrastructure development and innovation under the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. 

“We will continue to fortify our network in response to the growing connectivity needs of Filipinos,” said Cu.

For its consistent connectivity, Globe was rated the most consistent Philippine mobile operator in the first quarter of the year by international analytics firms. 

Based on the latest Ookla® of Speedtest Intelligence data* in the country, Globe had a nationwide Consistency Score™ of 79.45 from January to March 2022, up from 70.43 in the same period last year. 

Independent global standard Opensignal, meanwhile, saw Globe become the network with the most consistent mobile quality in the Philippines in its  April 2022 Mobile Network Experience Report for the Philippines*, which covered the first quarter of the year. 

Opensignal cited Globe with the Excellent Consistent Quality award, as the telco got a rating of 51.6 percent, about 7.8 percentage points above the nearest competitor. Globe was also No. 1 in Core Consistent Quality with 74.6 percent, besting the nearest contender by 12.8 percentage points. 

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Based on analysis by Ookla® of Speedtest Intelligence® data on mobile Consistency Score™ in the Philippines or Q1 2022. Ookla trademarks used under license and reprinted with permission. 

*Opensignal Awards – Philippines: Mobile Network Experience Report April 2022, based on independent analysis of mobile measurements recorded during the period January 1–March 31, 2022 © 2022 Opensignal Limited.

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