MANILA, Philippines, November 19, 2020 / PRNewswire / – In line with the national plan to drive digital inclusion and fulfill its commitment to serve its customers, Globe Telecom has been focusing on improving its network infrastructure by expanding its reach through new site builds and network upgrades across the country. .
As part of the national plan to shape a new normal for Philippines, the country is stepping up the shift to a new digital economy. Technological improvements to further boost the digital economy can help facilitate business continuity and increase productivity, especially as the country aims to thrive in the new normal. At a time when most population interactions are online, better connectivity is needed. Following the effects of COVID-19, people were forced to stay home and transition to business, academic and leisure commitments through digital technology and catapulted digital adoption to almost every industry.
In the third week of March 2020, the firm of independent analysts Opensignal, observed a large increase week by week in the time that smartphone users spent connected to a Wifi network. Users in Philippines spends 63.3% of their time on Wifi. They reported that this was the largest increase observed in all Asian countries in the study.
The mobile panorama in Philippines comprises 173.2 million users which is known to use 2G and 3G penetratingly. Perhaps no longer, following the latest report from independent analytics company Opensignal, which indicates that 4G availability has increased by more than 80% since November 2020.
The latest data supports Globe’s recent campaign to move its customers from 3G to 4G / LTE thus improving the overall data experience. Globe believes that 4G / LTE can still become the new standard for mobile internet in the country, emphasizing that customers deserve higher speed and better connectivity.
“Internet services have become a fundamental need for many Filipinos. With the evolution of mobile technologies, it is time for our country to have 4G / LTE everywhere as the basic mobile internet technology used by all. And for mobile uses More demanding, 5G is also here and now, both 4G and 5G have been designed for the internet, and 5G is designed specifically for new uses such as video streaming, mobile gaming and even IoT, so we call on all customers who still use 3G for mobile data to make the 4G / 5G switch – SIM and terminals – and see the difference, ”he adds Gil Genio, Head of Globe Information and Technology.
While the PH government called on the telecommunications sector to improve internet services, Globe pledged to improve the customer data experience by aggressively building new sites, upgrading existing sites to 4G / LTE using many different frequencies and rapid monitoring of Philippine home fiber nationwide.
Constructions, upgrades and optimization efforts are currently underway and will continue until the end of 2021. The company has committed to spend billion dollars for your network this year.
Globe supports the 9th goal of the United Nations for sustainable development, which highlights the role of infrastructure and innovation as crucial drivers of economic growth and development. Globe is committed to upholding the 10 principles of the United Nations Global Compact and the 10 UN SDGs.
For more information, visit www.globe.com.ph.
 Analysis in Opensignal insight “Analyzing Mobile Experience during the pandemic coronavirus: Time on Wifi”, published in March 2020 © 2020 Opensignal Limited
 Digital 2020: Philippines report – January 2020: We Are Social
 Opensignal Awards – Philippines: November 2020 Mobile Network Experience Report, based on an independent analysis of mobile measurements recorded during the period July 1 to September 28, 2020 © 2020 Opensignal Limited
About Globe Telecom
Globe Telecom, Inc. is a leading full service telecommunications company Philippines and publicly traded on the Philippine Stock Exchange with the symbol GLO. The company meets the telecommunications and technology needs of consumers and businesses across a range of products and services, including mobile, landline, broadband, data connectivity, internet and managed services. He has major interests in financial technology, digital marketing solutions, venture capital financing for startups, and virtual health. In 2019, Globe became a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact, committing itself to applying universal principles of sustainability. Its directors are Ayala Corporation and Singtel, recognized industry leaders in the country and the region. For more information, visit www.globe.com.ph. Follow @enjoyglobe on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
SOURCE Globe Telecom