Globe delivers on its commitment to improve internet in PH

Inquirer Libre - Davao - - NEWS -

GLOBE substantially improved the internet experience of its customers, in fulfillment of its commitment made to the government last year.

Using the latest benchmarking results as of the second quarter 2017 released by the National Telecommunications Commission, Globe mobile download throughput was at 9.3 Mbps compared with 1.65 Mbps in the first quarter of 2016, with webpage browsing success rate at 98.5 percent.

“The NTC’s benchmarking report reflects the company’s sustained efforts to improve internet connectivity in the country as the company has committed to the government. We expect to further enhance customer experience as continue with the aggressive deployment of LTE sites, utilizing the 700 MHz, 1800 MHz and 2600 MHz frequencies,” Globe Chief Information and Technology officer Gil Genio said.

Globe has so far deployed close to 5,000 LTE sites nationwide, using the 700 MHz, 1800 MHz and 2600 MHz frequencies for wider coverage and increased capacities. Majority of the company’s LTE sites were deployed in Metro Manila and other highly populated areas, where majority of customers using LTE-based handsets are located. With build preparations it has undertaken in recent months, Globe expects deployment to ramp up progressively moving forward, targeting sites with high demand.

Reflecting improved state of internet in the country, the company’s mobile data revenues sustained its growth momentum in the first half of the year, climbing 13% to P20.3 billion from P18 billion in the first half of 2016. Mobile data also accounted for 42% of total mobile service revenues amid continued increase in smartphone penetration.

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