November 6, 2015

Globe paves the way for globally-competitive internet speeds



Globe Telecom
Customer inquiries on high-speed broadband plans double

Globe Telecom is paving the way for the Philippines to be globally competitive in terms of internet speed as the leading telecommunications provider's latest roster of high-speed broadband plans is drawing a lot of interest from its customers.

Globe is the first telecommunications provider in the country to install high-speed broadband plans ranging from 50Mbps to 1Gbps, now made more affordable at prices ranging from P2499 to P9499 per month available in over 80 sites. Inquiries for high-speed broadband plans have doubled since the launch of the new offers.

"A slew of research has shown that high-speed internet connectivity helps improve the competitiveness of an emerging economy like the Philippines. As Globe continuously upgrades and expands its network capacities, the company is now better positioned to provide high-speed broadband plans to more users, which in turn allows us to offer these plans at more affordable rates. Globe is enhancing socio-economic development as more and more of our customers build their life and work experiences around a digital lifestyle," said Dan Horan, Globe Senior Advisor for Consumer Business Group.

Utilizing the fiber-to-the-home (FFTH) technology, the company's new roster of broadband plans includes 50Mbps, available at Plan 2499, 100 Mbps at Plan 3499, 200 Mbps at Plan 4499 and 500 Mbps at Plan 7499 and 1Gbps at Plan 9499. All plans are bundled with unlimited data with no data cap and free access to Spotify, NBA League Pass, and HOOQ.

The offering of a more aggressive home broadband portfolio forms part of the leading telecommunication provider's efforts to uplift the state of internet services in the country by giving customers access to a faster internet experience with lower monthly service fees. The new pricing scheme effectively puts the Philippines at par, if not better, against other countries such as USA, Thailand, and Indonesia in terms of affordability of broadband services.

The 50 Mbps and 100 Mbps plans are now available in over 80 sites in select key areas within Ortigas, Taguig City, Alabang, Makati, Eastwood, Rockwell, Mandaluyong, Pasay, Pasig, San Juan, Muntinlupa, Las Pinas, Paranaque, Manila, Quezon City, and Sta. Rosa, Laguna. On the other hand, the 200 Mbps plan is now available in Green Meadows, Acropolis, White Plains, Forbes Par, Bel-Air Village, Urdaneta Village, Ayala Alabang, Alabang 400, Southbay Gardens, The Amaryllis, San Lorenzo Village, Serendra, Abrio Nuvali, and Ayala Greenfield Estates. Also, the 500 Mbps and 1 Gbps plans are now available in San Lorenzo Village, Acropolis, Greenmeadows, and White Plains. All plans will be available in more sites over the coming months as the telco's fiber network expands to more areas nationwide.

"Globe is deeply committed in providing the best telecommunication solutions, utilizing both wired and wireless solutions. As the company recently made great strides in providing superior mobile technology services as evidenced by a recent LTE report released by OpenSignal, Globe is now focusing on enhancing its wired broadband infrastructure to meet growing customer demand for fast and reliable data connectivity," Horan added.

The latest state of LTE report released by OpenSignal showed that Globe Telecom's LTE download speed is at 10 Mbps, double its competition's LTE download speed of only 5 Mbps. Globe LTE download speed is comparable to territories/countries like Hong Kong (Smart Tone), India (Airtel), Norway (Telenor, Network Norway), Portugal (NOS), Indonesia (Indosat), which all registered a 10 Mbps download speed, and even higher than the 8 Mbps download speed in Russia (MTS), Malaysia (DiGi) and even US (AT&T, US Cellular, Sprint, C Spire Wireless).


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