Globe said network consistent in several regions


    Globe Telecom Inc. yesterday said its nationwide tower builds have resulted in a “sustained and consistent” network in several regions in the country.

    The company said continuous investments to upgrade its network, coupled with its aggressive site rollouts, are adding new capacity and increasing data bandwidth available to customers.

    According to the latest Ookla data, Globe has a better consistency score than competition in several regions, including the Ilocos Region at 64.46 percent or an increase of 11.58 percentage points (ppts).

    Globe’s regional mobile consistency score registered improvements in 16 out of 17 regions comparing fourth quarter to third quarter 2020 results.

    Ookla’s quarterly data showed that Globe’s overall consistency score in the fourth quarter of 2020 improved to 60.82 percent from third quarter’s 56.83 percent. The company registered increases as high as 10 ppts, with consistency scores of up to 65 percent in fourth quarter of 2020.

    Mobile consistency score measures the number of incidences viewed as a percentage of a provider’s samples equal or exceed both a download threshold of 5 megabits per second (Mbps) and an upload threshold of 1 Mbps.

    “We aim to address the government’s call to improve services with our #FirstWorldNetwork which entails using the most advanced technologies available like 5G and 4G LTE (Long Term Evolution), and make these as pervasive as possible for our customers to enjoy. We will continue our aggressive rollouts of new sites, upgrades, and fiber to homes. Doing so will enable better connectivity and improve the data experience of all our customers,” said Ernest Cu, Globe president and chief executive officer.