Globe’s heavy investment delivers market-leading mobile network

10 October 2022

Addressing the growing connectivity demands and increasing digitalisation in the Philippines, Globe has installed 572 new cell towers and upgraded approximately 6,800 mobile sites to 4G LTE in the first half of 2022. It remains on track to end the year with 1,700 new cell sites compared with 1,407 in 2021.

As of the end of June, Globe has spent 56% or P50.6 billion of its P89 billion capital expenditure allocation for 2022.

“Our network rollout momentum continues, and it is faster,” said Joel Agustin, SVP and head of network planning and engineering at Globe. “We accomplished about 70% more than in the same period last year. We are very positive that we can set a new build record this 2022.”

Globe’s strong network expansion complies with its support for the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, including UN SDG No. 9, which highlights the important role that infrastructure and innovation play as drivers of economic growth and development.

Globe’s extensive expansion and heavy investment has already started to pay off, being recognised by global analytics firms. According to Ookla’s Speedtest Intelligence data, Globe achieved the highest Consistency Score of 79.44, as well as a Most Available All Technology score of 93.11.

According to Agustin, these metrics have earned Globe recognition as the Philippines’ most reliable mobile network: “All our efforts are not only aimed to elevate the standard of connectivity within the Philippines, but equally important, this continued drive will deliver a consistent level of quality,” he said.