Globe Telecom announced that it has upgraded further its LTE network to give its subscribers better and faster wireless internet connectivity. “Upgrading our network capacity and expanding our LTE TDD/FDD network would make our network more robust and resilient to serve growing data requirement of our customers and enhance their digital lifestyle,” Globe President & CEO Ernest Cu said, noting burgeoning demand for data-capable devices. “The two-pronged network expansion ensures reliable and fast mobile internet service, allowing customers to experience seamless video streaming and post on their social media accounts anytime and anywhere,” Cu emphasized.
In a press statement, Globe said it activated 4,300 new LTE capable cellsites around key cities like Metro Manila, Cebu and Davao and known tourist destinations around the country. The company said it will continue to upgrade its network infrastructure to sufficiently accommodate the growing popularity of smartphones among Globe customers.
Globe’s better LTE latency vs Smart
According to a study conducted by OpenSignal, a company which specializes in mobile coverage mapping by crowdsourcing signal strength, data speed and reliability, Globe Telcom has better LTE latency compared to its main competitor, Smart Communications. Globe latency averaged 93.3 milliseconds (ms), 99% better compared to its main competitor, which had a LTE latency of 185.4 ms, OpenSignal said in its latest report on the state of LTE technology in the Philippines.
“Latency is the time it takes for the server to acknowledge a request from a device, and it has a big impact on video streaming and VOIP in particular – meaning that users on Globe will notice a significant difference in performance for these activities, among others,” OpenSignal said. Latency, it said, is an important metric that has a major impact on how fast a network feels, irrespective of the download/upload speed. “It is important to note that for latency, a low time is better than a high time,” OpenSignal added.