Globe Telecom showed its overall performance as of the second quarter and the first half of 2021.
To further develop network infrastructure and Internet connectivity, Globe invested a hefty capital expenditure of PHP43.3 billion in the first half of 2021. It beat last year’s spending by 107%, as this year’s spending went to data network builds to address and elevate customer experience amid the ongoing time.
As part of its strategy to make high-speed connectivity accessible for all, Globe aggressively expanded and modernized its network, notably upgrading 3G sites to 4G LTE or 5G networks across the Philippines. This includes adding over 600 new cell sites and upgrading its over 8,000 cell sites across the regions. Moreover, it has migrated its customers to 4G LTE or 5G technology with SIM and device offers nationwide.
On the fixed-line front, Globe already surpassed the 600,000 FTTH lines delivered in 2020, connecting more households all over the country to fiber.
Besides its commitment to improving customer experience in seamless connection, the telco fully supported ten of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, such as UNSDG No. 9, on building resilient infrastructure, promoting sustainable industrialization, and fostering innovation.
As a testament to Globe’s improved services to its customers, Ookla’s recent Speedtest data showed that Globe remained the leader in nationwide mobile consistency for two consecutive quarters. The Consistency Score in Q1 2021 was 70.43, and Q2 2021 was 75.981, still ahead of the competition.
Moreover, the 2021 International Finance Awards (IFA) recognized Globe Telecom as the “Fastest Growing 5G Network Service Provider.”
As the pioneer in 5G in the Philippines, Globe’s 5G outdoor coverage is now 92% in the National Capital Region (NCR), expanding to 1,759 sites, including Bacolod, Boracay, Cebu, Iloilo, Cagayan de Oro, Davao, General Santos, and Zamboanga City as of end-June 2021.
Furthermore, with its quest to achieve the most comprehensive 5G coverage worldwide, the company officially cemented its partnership with more international telcos during the second half of 2021. It paved the way for the telco to continue rolling out its 5G roaming services to more international destinations across Asia, North America, and Europe for Filipino workers overseas the best possible network 5G experience.
For more information about Globe’s quarterly performance report, visit Globe’s official website here.