Globe continues to boost its network amid sustained demand for connectivity, building 542 new cell sites and upgrading 5,087 mobile sites to LTE across the country in the first half of the year.
Globe has also deployed approximately 148,000 fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) lines as of June 2023, lower than in the same period last year as it continues to optimize its existing fiber inventory.
From January to June 2023, Globe invested PHP37.7 billion in capital expenditure primarily for infrastructure development, a figure expected to increase to PHP71.5 billion or US$1.3 billion by yearend. A significant 90% of this budget supports growing data requirements of Filipinos for learning, earning and leisure activities.
“We employ a targeted way of prioritizing network rollouts and optimizations in areas that matter, hence, we are able to sustain our most reliable network. We also believe that network reliability— a metric that is difficult to achieve— is more important than just speed because, on a small screen, there’s just so much that higher speeds can deliver in terms of improving the actual perceptible experience. What matters most is that customers benefit from reliable service when and where they need it. Hence, we invest more in reliability versus just speed,” Darius Delgado, the Head of Globe Consumer Mobile Business.
Globe’s relentless pursuit of network excellence has earned it the title of “Most Reliable Mobile Network in the Philippines” by Ookla® five times in a row, based on analysis of Speedtest Intelligence® data from Q2 2022 through Q4 2022, and Q1 2023 and Q2 2023.
Globe has outperformed its competitors, achieving the highest consistency scores since the second quarter of 2022. It has also been recognized as the “Most Available All Technology” mobile network, a testament to its widespread reach and accessibility.
Standard Insights has also cited Globe