Globe Telecom Inc. said Friday it activated and optimized its voice over LTE service in more than 25 provinces all over the country.
The telecom unit of Ayala Group said the developments made it possible for more postpaid customers to access the service, improving voice call experience.
These provinces include Bataan, Batangas, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, Metro Manila, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Pangasinan, Rizal, Tarlac and Zambales in Luzon.
VoLTE is also now 100-percent available in Aklan, Antique, Capiz, Cebu, Iloilo, Negros Occidental, Negros Oriental and Siquijor in the Visayas and in Bukidnon, Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, Guimaras and Misamis Oriental in Mindanao.
“VoLTE is one of the better solutions and technologies that will greatly improve the mobile experience of our postpaid customers as they face the challenges of dealing with this pandemic,” said Globe president and chief executive Ernest Cu.
VoLTE is the standard high-speed wireless communication for mobile phones using 4G LTE instead of the traditional voice networks being used by 2G and 3G.
VoLTE has three times more voice capacity than in 3G and up to six times more compared to 2G calls. It also provides customers with better call quality at a shorter setup time compared with regular voice calls.
VoLTE allows customers to stay connected in LTE while on call. This feature is very useful for people who are avid gamers or are fond of posting and streaming videos on the Internet.
Globe’s aggressive builds and network expansion made it possible for customers to elevate their call, SMS, and data browsing experience.
According to Ookla’s Q1 2021 data, the telco’s nationwide consistency score is now more than 70 percent. Metro Manila registered the best score with more than 76 percent while high marks were also noted in Rizal, Bulacan, Cavite, Cebu City, and Davao City.
Consistency score measures what percentage of a provider’s samples equals or exceeds both a download and upload threshold.