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Globe posts improvement in mobile internet speed


Globe Telecom said mobile internet speed improved significantly in the second quarter as it stepped up the deployment of LTE sites.

Based on the latest benchmarking results released by the National Telecommunications Commission, Globe’s mobile download speed hit 9.3 Mbps with webpage browsing success rate at 98.5 percent.

“The NTC’s benchmarking report reflects the company’s sustained efforts to improve internet connectivity in the country as the company has committed to the government,” said Gil Genio, Globe chief information and technology officer.

“We expect to further enhance customer experience as we continue with the aggressive deployment of LTE sites, utilizing the 700 MHz, 1800 MHz and 2600 MHz frequencies,” he said.

Globe has so far deployed close to 5,000 LTE sites nationwide, using the 700 MHz, 1800 MHz and 2600 MHz frequencies for wider coverage and increased capacities.

Majority of the company’s LTE sites were deployed in Metro Manila and other highly populated areas, where majority of customers using LTE-based handsets are located.

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