Globe: Q1 Build Target on Track Despite Quarantine Challenges
Globe keeps on track of its build target for the first quarter of 2021. The company has already installed 318 new cell towers in strategic locations all over the country and further boosted by 20 stand-alone in-building solutions (IBS) in equally important sites.
On the 5G space, Globe’s bid to make 5G services more pervasive also remains on track expanding to 1,383 sites in NCR, Bacolod, Boracay, Cebu, Iloilo, Cagayan de Oro, and Davao as of end-March.
“While our numbers are good for the first quarter of the year, there is still a lot more work to be done. We need to continue this momentum and rise above quarantine challenges to meet the growing demand of our customers,” said Joel Agustin, Globe Senior Vice President for Program Delivery, Network Technical Group.
The company has also completed the expansion of at least 4,210 sites and laying 274,000 high-speed lines -- that’s more than a fourth of its target of one million FTTH lines for 2021.
Globe’s aggressive network rollouts and site upgrades have resulted in better call, SMS, and data browsing services to its customers.
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 gamers.2
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.
1Based 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.
2Based 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.