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Globe wants to beam high-speed wireless internet into your home


Globe Telecom Inc. sees internet speed further improving as it continues with the aggressive deployment of leading edge network technology to serve two million homes by 2020.

“We will continue to change home broadband with better offers, more data allocation and overall superior experience…We are pleased to see the Philippines climbing up to double digit in terms of internet speed. We are optimistic that as home broadband plans become more and more affordable, broadband adoption will grow” said Martha Sazon, SVP of Globe At Home.

Based on the latest Ookla Speedtest Global Index, the Philippines’ average download speed for fixed broadband is up 57 percent year on year to 12.43 Mbps as a result of increased investment and the change in the way consumers enjoy video content.

For mobile internet, the country’s average download speed increased 38 percent to 10.29 Mbps, while the average upload speed improved by 57 percent at 5.29 Mbps.

The Speedtest Global Index is based on hundreds of millions of user-initiated tests conducted through the Speedtest website and app by Ookla, a leading global company that specializes in internet testing and analysis.

“Globe is now leading the charge in improving internet at home in the Philippines, as we did in mobile” Martha said.

The Ayala-led telco aims to install 400,000 high-speed lines by the end of the year.

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