Globe upgrades network capacity, adds over 4000 new LTE cell sites
Mobile network giant Globe Telecom announced that it had activated 4,300 new LTE-TDD and LTE-FDD cell sites around the country as part of their current infrastructure upgrade program.
This move enables the network to strengthen their mobile data service in major metropolitan areas such as Manila, Cebu, Davao and other key cities and tourist destinations in the country, enabling customers to explore and share online at faster internet speeds. The said upgrade, according to Globe, is needed to accommodate the increasing demand for smartphones and other data-capable devices.
The network, according to its statement, completed its $700 million network modernization program to deliver the most advanced network infrastructure in the country, putting in a brand new access, transport, and core network nationwide. As part of the initiative, the company also completed a nationwide rollout of 4G network using HSPA+ technology.
Globe also touts to have better latency levels compared to arch rival Smart Communications by 99 percent, clocking their network’s latency speeds at 93.3 milliseconds, according to an OpenSignal report.