Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Globe wins Opensignal award for largest uplift in 5G global mobile gaming experience

Globe has received yet another global recognition for its network upgrade and modernization efforts, winning top prizes at the 5G Global Mobile Network Experience Awards 2021[1].

The top Philippine firm placed first in 5G improvement over 4G for Games Experience, and second in 5G improvement over 4G for Video Experience, owing to its massive investments in network improvements.

At its 2021 awards, independent global standard Opensignal recognized Globe for having the largest uplift in the mobile multiplayer gaming experience, with an improvement of 65.2%.  5G Video experience with Globe was also elevated to a rating of excellent, with an uplift of 32.8% better than 4G.


The results highlight impressive improvements in user experience that can be achieved through extensive investments in 5G, which can deliver internet speeds up to 100 times faster than 4G. It also has less lag, making it suitable for video streaming and gaming.


“Globe 5G will not only change the way we play our favorite online or console-based games, but it also opens up new use cases for gaming and eSports. At the same time, it provides higher-quality streaming experiences on mobile screens and better video streaming delivery. Globe continues to improve its network. With 5G, the future is closer than ever,” said Ernest Cu, Globe President, and CEO.


London-based Opensignal measures 5G Games Experience based on how mobile users experience real-time multiplayer mobile gaming on an operator's 5G network compared to older 4G technology. On a scale of zero to 100, it analyzes how the multiplayer mobile games experience is affected by mobile network conditions, including latency, packet loss, and jitter, to determine the impact on gameplay and the overall games experience.


Meanwhile, Opensignal's 5G Video Experience uses a combination of real-world measurements of video streams from smartphone users over an operator's 5G network versus 4G.   These include picture quality, stall rate, and loading time to reflect users’ perceived video experience using an approach based on standards of the International Telecommunication Union.


Video traffic currently accounts for a significant portion or 66 percent of all mobile data traffic globally. The share continues to grow as mobile users keep moving to better streaming resolutions enabled by the deployments of 5G networks.


Opensignal said 5G users consume more content on their smartphones at a higher quality for up to 2.7 times more mobile data than 4G users. Mobile network operators around the world continue to roll out commercial 5G networks to support the demand for mobile data.


Globe strongly supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, particularly UN SDG No. 9, highlighting the roles of infrastructure and innovation as crucial drivers of economic growth and development. It is committed to upholding the UN Global Compact principles and contributing to 10 UN SDGs.


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