OOKLA: Globe fastest download speeds in 10 of 17 regions in Q1 2021
Globe beats competition across 10 out of 17 regions in the country in terms of mobile download speed according to OOKLA’s Q1 2021 data.
As per Globe, this is a reflection of the telco’s network upgrades to provide customers with a better mobile data experience.
According to OOKLA’s Q1 2021 data, Globe has recorded the fastest mobile download speeds in the following regions: Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), Bicol, Cagayan Valley, Caraga, Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), Eastern Visayas, Ilocos Region, Northern Mindanao, Region XII, and Zamboanga with mobile download speeds of at least 5.76 Mbps to 9.08 Mbps.
Currently, 90% of Globe’s cell towers are now equipped with 4G LTE technology. The continuous improvements in mobile download speeds may be associated with the company’s steady investments in network upgrades and infrastructure development.
The mean mobile download speed in the Philippines improved 29.22% in Q1 2021, posting 24.72 Mbps compared to 19.13 Mbps in Q4 2020.
“We are glad that our increased investments and steady improvements in our network are being felt by our customers. Having improved mobile download speed in various regions across the country bodes well for inclusive digital growth as we envisioned,” said Ernest Cu, Globe President and Chief Executive Officer.
Globe mentioned that the company strongly supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, particularly UN SDG No. 9 which highlights the roles of infrastructure and innovation as crucial drivers of economic growth and development. The telco also stated its commitment to upholding the 10 United Nations Global Compact principles and 10 UN SDGs.