Globe Telecom Inc. has upgraded its network to 4G, the new standard in mobile data in Boracay, Pampanga and Laguna from the old 3G network.
“We really want to bolster further our 4G LTE presence in Visayas and Mindanao. Making our network fully 4G LTE in Boracay is a good start as we plan to do the same in more areas in the region. Our customers will start to notice a better mobile experience as the latest technology in mobile data becomes more accessible to them,” Joel Agustin, Globe senior vice president for Program Delivery, Network Technical Group said.
” To enjoy 4G LTE connection, we are asking our customers to upgrade their SIMS to the 5G-ready 4G LTE SIMs and use 4G LTE capable mobile devices so they can enjoy the best data experience,” he added.
Aside from Boracay, Globe is fast tracking the completion of its network modernization in Pampanga and in the three remaining towns of Laguna such as Sta. Rosa, Calamba and Cabuyao before the month ends.
Globe is spending P70 billion this year to expand its network, higher from last year’s P60.3 billion.
Globe’s network roll-out strategy includes aggressive cell site builds, upgrade of all sites for 4G/LTE and fast-tracking the fiberization of Filipino homes nationwide.
The company’s record-breaking capex supports continuous modernization of network to make 5G and fiber technology available to customers in more areas in the country.
Globe had nearly half a million customers using 5G devices as of end-February 2021.
5G is the latest in wireless technology that promises faster speeds, higher bandwidth and stable internet connection.
Globe is a pioneer in 5G supremacy in the Philippines with 1,069 areas across the country now with this latest generation in wireless technology.
Globe’s aggressive and sustained network builds and upgrades are showing enhanced overall customer data experience as the telco emerged as the most improved in mobile average download speed across all technologies to 16.44 Mbps in the fourth quarter of 2020 from 13.50 Mbps in the fourth quarter of 2019, a 22 percent improvement according to Ookla data.