Globe Telecom’s 5G network traffic surges 24 times

Globe Telecom has experienced 24 times increase in traffic to 416.76 TB in February 2021 from September 2020 as it continued to expand its 5G network in the Philippines.
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5G’s speeds and almost real-time latency opens a world of countless possibilities that Filipinos can look forward to as more and more areas are transformed into 5G-powered smart cities, delivering new experiences in retail, entertainment, gaming and healthcare.

Globe was the first mobile operator in Southeast Asia to commercially launch 5G AirFiber for Home use in 2019. Subsequently, Globe Telecom launched its 5G for mobile in 2020. Globe Telecom’s 5G network is now covering 82 percent of Metro Manila.

As of February 19 this year, Globe’s 5G coverage is present in 960 locations in the National Capital Region and 240 areas in Visayas and Mindanao.

The Philippines led the rest of the world in improvements in 5G technology compared to 4G, when it comes to Video Experience with a 40 percent score, international analytics firm Opensignal reported in its latest insight analysis. The country bested Thailand which placed second to the Philippines, posting a 29 percent boost while Hong Kong showed an improvement of 14 percent.

The Philippines has overtaken countries like Australia and Hong Kong, ranking second in 5G Download Speed Improvement with 10.1 times increase versus 4G at 117.2 Mbps.

Ian Fogg, Opensignal lead analyst said: “For 5G to be relevant to mainstream mobile users, the latest mobile technology must offer an excellent and superior mobile network experience. In this analysis, we quantify just how good the 5G experience can be.”

Globe Telecom has set aside a Capex of P70 billion for 2021, mainly targeting network expansion in key locations across the country. Globe is targeting to install 2,000 new cell towers and will increase its fiber rollouts to connect more Filipino homes.

Globe’s aggressive builds have resulted in better call, SMS and data experience to its customers all over the country in recent weeks. This has been validated by Ookla, the global leader in internet testing and analysis, with its latest consistency report.