Globe fires up 252 cell sites in Q1 2022

LEADING digital solutions platform Globe continued to aggressively expand and modernize its network by firing up 252 cell sites in the first quarter of the year to provide connectivity to more Filipinos.

With the additional infrastructure, Globe brings its total cell towers to 12,194 as of end-March. This allows more people and communities across the country to experience the company’s #1stWorldNetwork.

“We want as many Filipinos to enjoy the benefits of mobile technology and have access to the Internet, even in far-flung areas. This way more people can enjoy the digital solutions that are accessible through our network and help uplift the lives of many,” said Ernest Cu, Globe president and chief executive officer.

For 2022, Globe 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.

Its 5G network now covers 93 percent of the population in the National Capital Region (NCR) and 80 percent of the population in Visayas and Mindanao.

Such relentless expansion is in line with the company's commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals, particularly UN SDG No. 9, highlighting the roles of infrastructure and innovation as crucial drivers of economic growth and development.

With its non-stop network upgrades, Globe was named the most consistent Philippine mobile operator in the first quarter of the year by global analytics firm Ookla.

Based on the latest Ookla of Speedtest Intelligence data in the Philippines, Globe had a nationwide Consistency Score of 79.45 from January to March 2022 compared to 70.43 in the same period last year.

Independent global standard Opensignal also recognized Globe for having the most consistent mobile quality in the Philippines in its April 2022 Mobile Network Experience Report for the Philippines, which used data from January 1 to March 31, 2022.

The independent global standard cited Globe with the Excellent Consistent Quality award, as the telco got a rating of 51.6 percent, 7.8 percentage points above the nearest competitor.

Globe was also No. 1 in Core Consistent Quality with 74.6 percent, besting the nearest contender by 12.8 percentage points.

To learn more about Globe, visit www.globe.com.ph.

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