Globe continues to optimize available spectrum to increase 4G coverage and capacity to address the growing demand for connectivity and wider coverage.
Since starting the migration to better technology last year, Globe has updated its network in all cities and municipalities in Metro Manila; 14 cities and towns in Rizal; 24 cities and towns in Bulacan; 13 areas in Cavite; and three cities in Laguna.
In Visayas, at least eight cities in Cebu shifted to LTE also along with Iloilo City, Bacolod City, the island of Boracay, as well as Davao City and Cagayan de Oro City in Mindanao.
The company will also implement its shift to 4G LTE in the remaining areas of Cebu, Davao del Sur, Davao del Norte, Pampanga, Batangas, and the rest of Laguna starting next month.
Globe is going full blast with its migration program, eyeing more locations in Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, Bataan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Pangasinan, Tarlac, Zambales, Batangas, Laguna, Aklan, Antique, Capiz, Guimaras, Iloilo Province, Negros Occidental, Negros Oriental, Siquijor, Bukidnon, Misamis Oriental, Abra, Apayao, Apayao, Batanes, Aurora, Benguet, Cagayan, Ifugao, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, Isabela, Kalinga, La Union, Mountain Province, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino, Marinduque, Occidental Mindoro, Oriental Mindoro, Palawan, Quezon, Romblon, Biliran, Bohol, Leyte, Southern Leyte, Camiguin, North Cotabato, Davao Occidental, Lanao del Norte, Lanao del Sur, Maguindanao, Misamis Occidental, Sarangani, South Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Zamboanga del Sur, Zamboanga del Norte, Zamboanga Sibugay, Albay, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, Masbate, Sorsogon, Eastern Samar, Northern Samar, Western Samar, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Basilan, Compostela Valley, Davao Oriental, Dinagat Islands, Sulu, Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur, and Tawi-Tawi.
“The 4G LTE migration is very crucial for the company as it continues to find ways to better serve its customers. By upgrading our network we have better assets to answer the increasing data traffic in 4G, make true our promise to elevate customer satisfaction and mobile experience and at the same time lay the groundwork for the coming of 5G,” said Joel Agustin, Globe Senior Vice President for Program Delivery, Network Technical Group.
Since last year, Globe has been actively pushing for its customers to upgrade their old and obsolete 3G devices and SIM cards to 5G-ready 4G LTE SIMs to fully enjoy the benefits and advantages the new technology brings.
Upgrading to a 5G-ready 4G LTE SIM is free. Customers will retain their old mobile numbers when they upgrade. For security reasons, customers are advised to upgrade their SIM at any of the Globe Stores. Check out the FAQs, for more information.
Customers who wish to upgrade their mobile devices can also check the Globe Online Shop for the most affordable 4G/LTE and 5G devices available.
Globe’s aggressive builds and network expansion have made it possible for customers to elevate their call, SMS, and data browsing experience.
According to the latest Ookla® data, Globe has a better mobile consistency score than the competition in several regions including the Cordillera Autonomous Region, Ilocos, and Cagayan Valley. In fact, Globe’s regional mobile Consistency Score™ registered improvements in 16 out of 17 regions, comparing Q4 2020 to Q3 2020 results.
Globe has laid out a 3-pronged strategy for its network upgrades and expansion, which includes aggressive cell site builds; upgrading its cell sites to 4G/LTE using many different frequencies; and fast-tracking the fiberization of Filipino homes nationwide.
Globe supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDG), specifically UN SDG No. 9 which emphasizes 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.