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Globe claims 100% 3G coverage, 4G/LTE in 3 months

Yesterday, Globe Telecom boasted the fruition of their recent efforts (not to mention investments) in expanding their network’s reach in the country. In the press conference, Globe President Ernest Cu stated that the Ayala-led telco now has 100% coverage for 3G and is looking to do the same feat for 4G/LTE in the next 90 days.


According Ernest Cu, Globe Telecoms will be spending up to USD200 million, or a third of the telco’s 2014 capital expenditure budget (USD600 – 650 millon) this year for the modernization of their network infrastructure.

Globe’s network upgrades this year involve laying out additional fiber optic cables spanning to 9400 kilometers, and increasing the number of cell sites in the country, which is expected to reach at least 6500 by the end of the year, 700 of which are 4G/LTE cell sites.


“Our transformation journey does not end with the 3G and 4G technologies. We will continue to improve our network’s infrastructure to accommodate our customers’ fast-paced digital lifestyle needs,”

– Ernest Cu, CEO of Globe Telecoms

In line with his statement above, Cu mentioned that Globe plans to allot roughly the same amount of money (USD100 – 200 million) next year to fuel the telco’s effort to further enhance the service through network upgrades.


This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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35 Responses

  1. meh says:

    I hope they mean all the islands here that are stuck with poor signal or little 3G , those areas really need LTE

  2. rockz says:

    I noticed that they are not actually improving 4G-LTE but 4G-HSPA+ … And HSPA+ is not part of true 4G…

    • diorarat says:

      Actually better. H+ ng Globe is 6-8mbps sa good spots without draining the battery too much.

      Prefer ko better H+ speeds than actual LTE. Ano ba meron sa obsession sa LTE?

      Mas ok parin for now coverage ng Smart pero pagod na ako sa bullshit nila. Too much bullshiting lalo na sa postpaid na walang contract.

  3. San Roquenhon says:

    Not true. We only have EDGE here in San Roque, Northern Samar

  4. pom says:

    Waka waka lang yan, globe mabilis maningil

  5. Justin says:

    In 3 months, Globe is promising what Smart has already done 3+ months ago. Pfft!

  6. zeta says:

    Pathetic Globe! There is no 3G signal in my mom’s place in Tiaong, Quezon. To think that she lives just along a major highway. Maybe you’re dreaming when you said you have 100% 3G coverage. Duh! Wake up and atop lying?

  7. moit says:

    hahahahaha, 100% spam coverage 24/7… powtang kompanya!

  8. juu says:

    Really? I just went to Binan Laguna last Sunday and I wasn’t able to connect to any data network at all.

  9. Erik says:

    Not true. I use my data on major roads and places in the metro. While there is an LTE or 3G icon, I guess it only works 70% of the time. Parts of edsa has horrible data service. I hear smart has better and stable data coverage. If only all my contacts switch , I would too.

  10. JC says:

    Un their dreams.. Carmona Cavite walang 3G puro edge lang bwahahaha tatapusin knlng contract ko until may diko na ito renew walang kwneta ang postpaid ng globe! !!

  11. JC says:

    In their dreams.. Carmona Cavite walang 3G at san pedro sa may san antonio wala rin puro edge lang bwahahaha tatapusin knlng contract ko until may diko na ito renew walang kwneta ang postpaid ng globe! !!

  12. Dan says:

    Another mis-leading info ng globe 100% 3G coverage of what area? baka Ayala Ave lang? Pota maniniwala pa ba tayo sa mga kagaguhan ng smart at globe kasing gagaling ng PR man ng china ang mga publicist nyan… Iba ung sinasabi sa tunay na nangyayari at naiimplement.

  13. Basa x2 pag May time says:

    Kahit di na muna nila ayusin ng 3G 4G LTE nils… Basta ayusin na lang nila ng Customer Service nila….

  14. ruben says:

    No 3G signal in Brgy. Kayquit 1, Indang, Cavite

  15. gg says:

    LTE – Limited To Edge

  16. Sean says:

    LOL. 100% coverage of 1/5 signal.

  17. nottrueproductions says:

    Are you sure Globe? No 3G Signal in Hinabangan. Only 2G dial ups here.

  18. JC says:

    May LTE nga sa area namin, nagoverselling naman kayo. WALA DIN.

  19. Palaka says:

    Ano na naman tong palabas na ito #Globe? Matatapos na ung contract namin eh di man lang kami nakinabang ng ayos sa Internet nyo, tpos ngayon may cap pa. Pupusta ako lalake ang lugi nyo ngayon kc lilipat sila sa Smart.

  20. gadgeteer says:

    i am surprised people still use globe as internet isp considering their dreaded data capping!
    kahit pa gawin nila 3g at 4g ang internet nila kung may data capping naman, wala din saysay

  21. Andrew says:

    walang hiyang kompanyang yan. unli data for postpaid pero throttled ako? unli ba yun????

  22. Simon says:

    To Andrew, puro ka kasi streaming ng porn videos, malakas makaubos yon.

    Mag smart ka na lang, para mainis ka din sa throttled speed nila.

    Ang ibig sabihin ng unlimited Internet ay: Di ka mawawalang ng Internet connection. Mabagal man o mabilis basta may Internet connection ka lagi. Iba to sa unlimited bandwidth. Gets mo?

  23. jherwynne says:

    Sus….sana naman! Sa EDSA na nga lang intermittent pa yung signal ng Globe!

  24. Aramis says:

    Even LTE is “not” really 4G had the International Telecommunications Union-Radio communications sector (ITU-R) reconsidered, as it is NOT International Mobile Telecommunications Advanced (IMT-Advanced)- compliant. Remember, “peak speed requirements for 4G service at 100 megabits per second (Mbit/s) for high mobility communication (such as from trains and cars) and 1 gigabit per second (Gbit/s) for low mobility communication (such as pedestrians and stationary users).” KAYA, On December 6, 2010, ITU-R recognized that these two technologies, as well as other beyond-3G technologies that do not fulfill the IMT-Advanced requirements, could NEVERTHELESS be considered “4G”, PROVIDED they represent (1) forerunners to IMT-Advanced compliant versions and ” (2) a substantial level of improvement in performance and capabilities with respect to the initial third generation systems now deployed”.” (source wiki)

  25. Joey says:

    I just hate Globe, poor customer service, walang keenta net, lowbatt na phone mo di pa nagloload fb mo. Sinungaling. Puro media release pabango di naman totoo

    • Cherrymobileaddict says:

      Ano ba kasing phone yan? Kahit naka edge lang connection ko di naman inaabot ng low batt bago makapag load ang fb haha

  26. ku-mag says:

    Yung tumawag ka nga lang ng landline eh..

    NETWORK BUSY –> Nagunli landline calls ka pa!

  27. kitkit says:

    Aysus! Wala ito… joke lang ito.. hahahhaha! Ngayon na nga lang peste na.. hanggang sa pangarap nalang Globe…

  28. globe loyalist says:

    im using globe since nagkatrabaho aq, happy naman ako kasi ok un signal nila, hindi nga lng sa lahat ng area, pero un 100 percent 3g no way,
    pero nagdadalawang isip na ko ngayun dahil sa data capping nila, aanhin mo malakas na signal kung may cap naman sila,

    nag hotspot ako, i spent 45mb pero hindi ako nakakonek sa fb or google,
    i really hste them now, puro sila salita, unlike before unlimited ang net nila, i filed a report pero i doubt kung may mangyayari dun kasi wla na sila pakialam sa users nila lalo na sa mga blackberry users nila, hanggang ngayun wla pa un update ng bb os 10, ung ibang banda 2 weeks na un update, sa globe walang kwenta

  29. Yousef says:

    Eat shit, Globe. I’m not going back to your shitty network ever again. What’s the use of 42 Mbps (or even 1 Gbps for that matter) if your internet is capped?! Smart all the way.

  30. Zobel says:

    Will stick to Smart prepaid. I’ve gotten upwards of 800 KBs during off peak.

  31. Freeje says:

    100% coverage but signal will still be weak n service shit.

  32. JJ says:

    BEWARE OF GLOBE… lolokohin lang kayo! Anong silbi ng 100% 3g or 4g coverage kung naka-cap. Papatikman lang tayo ng konting speed good only for a few hours per day, tapos ibabalik tayo sa 100% SLOWNESS which is EVEN SLOWER THAN BEFORE!

  33. Kenn says:


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