Globe Telecom Inc. said Thursday it posted the fastest mobile download speeds in 10 of 17 regions in the Philippines, based on Ookla's first-quarter 2021 data.
The telecom unit of the Ayala Group said this was a reflection of its rigorous network upgrades to provide customers with better mobile data experience.
According to Ookla’s Q1 2021 data, Globe registered the fastest mobile download speeds in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, Bicol, Cagayan Valley, Caraga, Cordillera Administrative Region, Eastern Visayas, Ilocos Region, Northern Mindanao, Region XII and Zamboanga.
These regions enjoyed median mobile download speeds of at least 5.76 megabits per second to 9.08 Mbps.
"The continuous improvements in mobile download speeds may be attributed to the telco’s steady investments in network upgrades and infrastructure development," Globe said.
Globe said 90 percent of its cell towers were equipped with 4G LTE technology, which provides better and faster mobile data experience.
For the Philippines, the mean mobile download speed improved 29.22 percent in the first quarter, posting 24.72 Mbps compared to 19.13 Mbps in the fourth quarter of 2020.
“We are glad that our increased investments and steady improvements in our network are being felt by our customers," said Globe president and chief executive Ernest Cu.
"Having improved mobile download speed in various regions across the country bodes well for inclusive digital growth as we envisioned,” he said.
The company is allocating P70 billion in capital expenditures this year, higher than last year's P50 billion.