Ookla: Globe network consistency score up

Published April 19, 2021, 3:04 PM

by MB Technews

Globe’s mobile services continue to improve as the company sustains its aggressive roll out and network modernization to 4G LTE and 5G in more areas across the country.

According to Ookla’s Q1 2021 data, the telco’s nationwide consistency score is now more than 70 percent. Metro Manila registered Globe’s best score with more than 76 percent while impressive percentages were also noted in Rizal, Bulacan, Cavite, Cebu City and Davao City.

Consistency Score is the percent of tests taken that is above a certain speed. The global benchmark for consistency score is 80 percent.

Globe likewise registered improved latency with an average of 33ms for the first quarter, which is well below the 60ms winning standard set by gamers.

Latency is the amount of time it takes for information to be transmitted from source to its intended destination. A lower latency score is better.

“We will keep on improving the network experience of our customers in line with our aspiration of having a #1stWorldNetwork in the country,” said Ernest Cu, Globe President and Chief Executive Officer.

Globe is eyeing to build at least 2,000 new cell sites and complete the installation of at least one million fiber-to-the-home lines this year.

Globe says the recent move by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) removing barriers to right of way will help fast track the installation of fiber and other network infrastructure along national roads. This will improve the network experience of customers using mobile data.

Globe strongly supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, particularly UN SDG No. 9 which highlights the roles of infrastructure and innovation as crucial drivers of economic growth and development. Globe is committed to upholding the 10 United Nations Global Compact principles and 10 UN SDGs.

 
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