Globe builds 6 new sites for better internet experience in Malabon

Better connectivity and data experience are now being felt in various cities and municipalities all over the country.  Thanks to the aggressive network builds and upgrades to 4G/LTE that Globe is doing.

In Malabon, Globe installed six new cell sites  and 101 more sites were upgraded to fulfill the telco's commitment to have 4G everywhere.  

For residents in the area, digital connectivity is the way to cope within this disaster-prone city.  Ryan Geronimo, Barangay Captain of Tinajeros shared, “The new normal is digital, to enable us to serve our constituents better, and this will go on.” 

Reliable and world-class internet is what a community needs in times of normalcy or peril. Malabon has been maximizing its LGU’s social media platforms to disseminate important and timely information as well as stream announcements and events to its residents. “This is the new normal in serving the people,” Geronimo adds.

Jalyn Mateo, mother and Globe user since 2004, has expressed her appreciation for the service improvements. For her child’s online learning and accessing educational videos, she comments that compared to before, “ngayon mabilis, sobrang bilis.” (Now it’s fast, very fast.) She shared that in her previous experience, they would wait longer for their videos to load. 

Users in the Philippines spend 63.3% of their time on Wifi. Independent analytics firm, Opensignal, observed a large week on week increase in the time smartphone users spent connected to a Wifi network by the third week of March 2020.[1] They reported that this was the largest increase that they have observed across all Asian countries under the study.

The mobile landscape in the Philippines comprises 173.2 million users.[2]  With all the network upgrades implemented, validation on the pervasiveness of 4G comes from Opensignal which  states in its  latest report, "4G availability in the Philippines has risen to more than 80% as of November 2020"[3]. 

The company 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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[1] Analysis in Opensignal insight "Analyzing Mobile Experience during the coronavirus pandemic: Time on Wifi", published in March 2020 © 2020 Opensignal Limited

[2] Digital 2020: The Philippines report - January 2020: We Are Social 

[3]  Opensignal Awards — Philippines: Mobile Network Experience Report November 2020, based on independent analysis of mobile measurements recorded during the period July 1 - September 28, 2020  © 2020 Opensignal Limited

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