Globe jacks up network system
Dominant player Globe Telecom Inc. announced a price downward trend in broadband services as it jacks up its network performances. According to Globe, the prices per gigabyte (GB) of all Globe broadband services such as Globe At Home Prepaid WiFi, Globe At Home Postpaid VDSL, and Fiber and Globe at Home Postpaid LTE have gone down by more than 60 percent since 2016. Darius Delgado, head of Broadband Business at Globe, said the decline in prices were attributable to the installation of the latest technologies. “We are also accelerating the deployment of fiber optic cables to provide a seamless experience for multiple internet users inside the home. As we widen our footprint for broadband, we likewise make the services more affordable. We have a whole range of broadband offers suited to one’s budget and internet usage,” Delgado said. From as high as P26 per GB, the Globe At Home Postpaid LTE has gone down to P9 per GB over the last two years or a 65.3 percent price decrease. Likewise, Globe at Home Prepaid WiFi customers now pay P9 per GB only from as high as P23 in 2017; P15 in 2018; and P10 in 2019 or a decrease of 60.87 percent since 2017. Globe At Home wired customers, on the other hand, now have unlimited data access compared with paying up to P13 per GB in 2016. The company also noted that the price per GB for its prepaid customers is among the lowest in Southeast Asia.