Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Opensignal: PH 5G download speed among highest in Asia Pacific region

The 5G experience in the Philippines continues to improve as the technology becomes more accessible to more customers all over the country.

According to the Benchmarking the 5G Experience-Asia Pacific June 2021  report by Opensignal, the Philippines’ 5G download speed is now at   141 Mbps[1], which is among the fastest in the Asia Pacific.


The download speed is even faster than Hong Kong's 134.8 Mbps and Thailand's 122.5 Mbps.  Moreover, the country can go as fast as up to 426.2 Mbps as its peak download speed, also higher than Thailand and Hong Kong.  Compared to 4G, PH registers an improvement of about 10.4 times in terms of download speed on 5G. 

Opensignal is an independent mobile analytics company that specializes in “quantifying mobile network experience.”


Despite health and quarantine protocols due to the pandemic, Globe has been consistently and aggressively ramping up its 5G presence in Metro Manila and key cities and locations all over the country.  5G is the latest wireless internet connectivity that promises faster speeds, higher bandwidth, and more stable internet connections compared to 4G.


As of May this year, the company’s 5G coverage is now present in 1,183 sites in Metro Manila and 467 locations in Visayas and Mindanao.


These 5G network rollouts have resulted in better customer experiences due to the many advantages and potentials 5G technology brings.


“5G technology is one of the ways to get over the economic impacts of the pandemic and other challenges our customers get to experience every day. By making it more pervasive and more accessible, they will realize its potential and promise of better mobile experience,” said Issa Guevarra-Cabreira, Globe Chief Commercial Officer.


Globe customers are not the only ones benefiting from its 5G network. Just recently, Globe and the De La Salle University hosted the biggest 5G Hackathon enablement workshops where 600 students, professors, startups, and tech professionals were gathered for a seven-day activity. During the workshops, the participants were encouraged to contribute to nation-building by using 5G technology on education, healthcare, livelihood, retail manufacturing, logistics, e-commerce, disaster risk management, sustainability, asset and resource management; and transportation.


Opensignal also reported several milestones about the 5G technology in the country such as Video, Games and Voice App Experiences.


In 5G Video Experience, the Philippines ranks among the highest in Asia Pacific with a score of 79.3 which is even higher than Japan’s 76.7.  The country’s 5G Games Experience is also among the highest in the region with a score of 68.1 which is again better than Japan’s 64.9.  The 5G Voice App Experience is also among the best in the region with a score of 79.7.


In both the Download Speed and Video Experience improvements, smartphone users in the country have experienced the most enhancements between 4G and 5G technologies.


Overall, the Philippines’ 5G Availability and Reach has been hailed as impressive by Opensignal considering our geographic area. Opensignal 5G users in PH spend 10% of their time connected to 5G, and experience 5G in almost one-third of locations, with a 5G Reach score of 3.0. 


According to Ookla’s Q1 2021 data, Globe remains the undisputed leader in mobile network consistency in the Philippines, with a nationwide consistency score of 70.43%, which is a higher percentage than its competition[2]. From a regional perspective, Ookla data also showed Globe with the highest mobile consistency scores in the following regions: Calabarzon, Central Luzon, Northern Mindanao, Ilocos Region, Eastern Visayas, Bicol, MIMAROPA, Cagayan Valley, Zamboanga Peninsula, and Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR).


Globe strongly supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) particularly UN SDG No. 9 that highlights the roles of infrastructure and innovation as crucial drivers of economic growth and development.


To know more about Globe, visit www.globe.com.ph.

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