Globe says better signal in Mindanao with 252 new cell sites

2:50 pm on 18 October 2022, Tuesday

Globe Telecoms on Tuesday said that Mindanaoans could expect better signal and faster internet connections as it has installed 252 5G-ready cell sites in the region.

In a statement, Globe said that based on data, it showed a steady hike in 5G usage in Mindanao, particularly Davao City, which almost tripled in June from January figures. 

They also said that increased telecom traffic was registered by Cagayan de Oro and the town of Libona in June.

Nationwide, Globe booked a 73.4 percent jump in 5G data traffic from January to June this year.

“We continue to invest in the latest mobile technologies like 5G as part of our commitment to bring better mobile experiences that can uplift the lives of our customers no matter where they are in the country,” said Darius Delgado, Head of Globe’s Consumer Mobile Business.

The Globe added that their scaled-up deployment of 5G wireless technology across the country yielded 933 cell sites in the first half of 2022.

At the end of June, Globe’s 5G network reached 85.8% of key cities in Visayas and Mindanao and 96.6% in the National Capital Region regarding 5G outdoor coverage.

Globe said it had already spent more than half or P50.5 billion of its P89 billion budget for capital expenditures this year.  

It was used to build new cell sites, upgrade existing sites to 4G/LTE, accelerate the rollout of 5G connectivity, and ramp up the fiberization of Filipino homes nationwide as part of Globe’s commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

By the end of the first semester of 2022, the number of devices serviced by Globe’s 5G network has increased by 52.6 percent to 2.7 million from 1.62 million in January.

The statement also said that Globe 5G has fiber-fast download speeds of up to 156.84 Mbps (nationwide average) and even higher in Metro Manila at 167.63 Mbps on average as of May this year. 

These speeds peak at 342.7 Mbps nationwide and 347.2 Mbps in the capital region. 



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