Digital Lifestyle | The Philippines Seen with Great Improvement on 5G Connectivity, Globally

Data from OpenSignal Limited on Top ten 5G Countries: Uplift

The Philippine government posed a challenge among telecommunications companies to improve services and make the internet connectivity at par with the first world. The Q4 data from OpenSignal Limited has shown great improvement in the Philippines. Its 5G speed is among the most improved globally next to Thailand wherein it now reaches 117.2 Mbps. With the same data, it is seen to have the most improved 5G video experience at the rate of 40%. With these statistics, with continuous 5G technology roll out in the country, the potential of the Philippines to have more improvement on its connectivity is really a huge possibility.

As the Philippines is really gearing towards faster connectivity, here's a story of Globe regarding their roll out of the technology:

PH tops 5G video experience improvement globally, tracks Thailand in Opensignal report


In response to the national government’s call for a #1stWorldNetwork, Globe has been putting up a record number of new sites and upgrading its network infrastructure to make 4G LTE and 5G pervasive enough to really improve the data experience of its customers nationwide.


During the January 21 briefing of DICT on the state of the country's internet, Secretary Roque laid down the country's aspiration to be at par with Vietnam and Thailand, both countries were cited as benchmarks of good connectivity.


These vigorous and sustained efforts have shown positive results as the Philippines led the rest of the world in improvements in 5G technology compared to 4G, when it comes to a Video Experience improvement of 40%, international analytics firm Opensignal reported in its latest insight analysis, “Benchmarking the global 5G experience."  The country bested Thailand which placed second to the Philippines, posting a 29% boost while Hong Kong showed an improvement of 14%.


The country has also overtaken countries like Australia and Hong Kong, ranking second in 5G Download Speed Improvement with 10.1 times an increase versus 4G, at 117.2 Mbps. 


According to Ian Fogg, Opensignal lead analyst, “For 5G to be relevant to mainstream mobile users, the latest mobile technology must offer an excellent and superior mobile network experience. In this analysis, we quantify just how good the 5G experience can be.”


Globe was the first mobile operator in Southeast Asia to commercially launch 5G for home back in 2019.  Subsequently, the telco launched its 5G for mobile in 2020.  Globe has the widest 5G coverage in the country today.  The telco continues to expand its 5G network, now covering 80% of Metro Manila. Continuous expansion is being done in key areas nationwide driven by the demand of the public for better connectivity.


“We are inching closer to fulfilling the vision towards a #1stWorldNetwork.  Creating a nation that thrives digitally begins with a robust network using the most advanced technologies and allowing our customers to fully experience our digital offers and solutions,” shares Ernest Cu, Globe’s President and Chief Executive Officer.


Globe is leading the country's digital transformation by introducing innovative solutions in the areas of financial technology, telemedicine, e-commerce, digital advertising, cybersecurity, enterprise cloud applications, customer service, and even technology for social good.


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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