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Globe Improves Connectivity in Batangas with Eight New Cell Towers, 84 Sites Upgrade Completed
Globe has installed eight new cell sites and completed at least 84 site upgrades in key locations in Batangas to further improve services to its customers in the province.
Aside from its new cell site installations, Globe has also been ramping up its network expansion since last year. Out of the 84 sites upgraded, 52 locations were improvements to the new standard in mobile data, 4G LTE, from the old 3G network. This is part of the company’s expansion and modernization in the province.
These new site builds and network modernization are expected to bring better call, SMS and data browsing experience for all Globe customers in the province. But for them to enjoy these, they need to update their SIM cards and mobile devices to the new standard of mobile data, which is 4G LTE.
“We encourage our customers in Batangas, especially the ones who are still using the old 3G SIM cards to switch to 5G-ready 4G LTE SIM cards and to upgrade their mobile devices into 4G LTE capable ones now for them to enjoy the difference in mobile experience brought by these network rollouts,” Joel Agustin, Globe Senior Vice President for Program Delivery, Network Technical Group, said.
Agustin added customers in Batangas will keep their old numbers when they switch to 4G LTE SIM cards. If quarantine protocols in their respective areas allow, customers can go to the nearest Globe Store to change their SIM cards for FREE.
Globe customers in San Juan, Batangas upgrade their old 3G SIM cards to 5G-ready 4G LTE for free at the following stores:
- Vergara’s Store, Brgy. Calublub
- 3M Sister, Brgy. Calublub 2
- Bernadette Store, Brgy. Subukin
- Crismar Store, Brgy. Laiya Ibabao
- Prince Store, Brgy. Palahanan II
- Arg Store, Brgy. Maraykit
- Lyn Store, Brgy. Quipot
They can upgrade their SIM cards now until June 15, 2021.
For more information, view FAQs.
Customers who wish to upgrade their mobile devices can also check all Globe stores to see the affordable and available 5G-ready 4G/LTE capable mobile devices.
Globe’s aggressive builds and network expansion since last year have made it possible for customers to elevate their call, SMS and data browsing experience.
According to Ookla®’s Q1 2021 data1, the telco’s nationwide consistency score is now more than 70 percent. Metro Manila registered the best score with more than 76 percent while high marks were also noted in Rizal, Bulacan, Cavite, Cebu City and Davao City.
Consistency Score measures what percentage of a provider's samples equals or exceeds both a download and upload threshold.
Globe likewise registered improved latency with an average of 33ms for the first quarter which is well below the 50ms winning standard set by gamers2.
Globe strongly supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) particularly UN SDG No. 9 that highlights the roles of infrastructure and innovation as crucial drivers of economic growth and development.
1 Based on analysis by Ookla® of Speedtest Intelligence® Mobile Consistency Score in the Philippines for Q1 2021. Ookla trademarks used under license and reprinted with permission.
2 Based on analysis by Ookla® of Speedtest Intelligence® Mobile Consistency Score in the Philippines for Q1 2021. Ookla trademarks used under license and reprinted with permission.