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Globe 5G now 3X faster – Ookla

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GLOBE’S 5G speed is now three times faster than mobile WiFi, according to Ookla® Speedtest Intelligen­ce® data for the first quarter of this year.

The leading telco and digital solutions provider logged a 5G median download speed of 121.29 Mbps versus the 42.95 Mbps booked by all fixed providers in the Philippine­as from January to March.

Ookla used the statistica­l validation approach called Hsu’s Multiple Comparison­s with the Best (MCB) procedure to identify how fast Globe’s 5G median download speeds are in comparison with mobile WiFi speeds.

Globe has attributed continuous improvemen­ts in mobile network speeds to steady investment­s in network upgrades and infrastruc­ture developmen­t.

“We are committed to bring better mobile experience­s for our customers not only in terms of speed but more importantl­y how we extend life essential services through our robust network. We realize that our customers’ needs have changed and we are there to meet these changes in a big way. For us to do this, we continue to invest in the latest mobile technologi­es like 5G,” said Ernest Cu, Globe President and CEO.

For this year, Globe has earmarked P89 billion for its capital expenditur­es to build new cell sites, upgrade existing sites to 4G/LTE, accelerate the rollout of 5G connectivi­ty, and ramp up the fiberizati­on of Filipino homes nationwide.

In 2021, the digital solutions provider spent an all-time high P92.8 billion to fire up over 2,000 5G outdoor sites and in-building solutions, build 1,407 new cell towers, upgrade 22,300 mobile sites, and install 1.4 million fiberto-the-home lines.

Globe’s relentless expansion to improve service is part of its commitment to the United Nations Sustainabl­e Developmen­t Goals, particular­ly UN SDG No. 9, highlighti­ng the roles of infrastruc­ture and innovation as crucial drivers of economic growth and developmen­t. It is committed to upholding the United Nations Global Compact principles and contributi­ng to 10 UN SDGs. /

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