The nation's state of connectivity continues to improve in fixed broadband and mobile download speeds, according to Ookla®’s Global Speedtest Index for April 2021. The Philippines climbed up two notches in the global mobile download speed ranking, and one rank up in global fixed download speeds.
In terms of fixed broadband speeds, the Philippines ranks 80th globally, posting download speeds of 49.31 Mbps. For mobile, the country ranks 84th with download speeds of 29.12 Mbps*. Likewise, Ookla confirmed Globe as the Philippines’ most consistent network for Q1 2021, with a nationwide consistency score of 70.43, leader in mobile network consistency in the Philippines.
These parallel improvements are evidence of Globe’s consistent network upgrades aimed at providing better data experience for its customers who need dependable connectivity for livelihood and learning. For example, in Manila and Quezon City alone, a total of 363 site builds and upgrades were completed under the One Globe Education program, resulting in a 19% increase in "good experience" among educators and students in Manila and a 10% increase in Quezon City based on the telco’s latest customer experience metrics data between October 2020 and April 2021.
Notwithstanding speed improvements, Globe has gone the extra mile to empower Filipinos with better customer service and channels that enable them to thrive amidst unprecedented challenges.
“Improving our overall performance both in mobile and fixed broadband is in step with our ambition to provide the country with a #1stWorldNetwork experience. More than speed, we strive to bring consistent quality of network performance and reliable service,” said Ernest Cu, Globe President and Chief Executive Officer.
Globe 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 has committed to contribute to 10 of 17 UN SDGs.
*Based on Ookla® Global Speedtest Index data for April 2021. Ookla trademarks used under license and reprinted with permission.