Ookla Speedtest Intelligence : Philippines ranks 10th on Median 5G download speed

The Philippines ranks 10th among APEC countries with median download speed on 5G at 182.50 Mbps based on Ookla Speedtest Intelligence Q3 2020 data[1]Median 5G download speed is the aggregate speed measured in the 50th percentile of all tests taken with Speedtests on a 5G connection.


Globe Telecom and Ookla
Ookla Speed Intelligence data shows their report


This is a huge feat for an emerging market economy aiming to have a #1stWorldNetwork infrastructure. Globe Telecom has been a steady supporter of the government’s initiative to improve the country’s state of connectivity.  The telco has led the industry in new site builds last year and strengthened its network with extensive 4G LTE and 5G upgrades. These sustained and vigorous efforts have resulted in improved internet speeds and higher Consistency Scores as confirmed by various independent analytics firms.


Globe Telecom and Ookla


According to Ookla Speedtest Intelligence, the worldwide median download speed over 5G was 954% faster than 4G in Q3 2020. In Q3 2020 alone, there were 4,324,788 Speedtest results over 5G[2].


Globe Telecom
Globe Telecom


Globe Telecom was the first mobile operator in Southeast Asia to commercially launch 5G for home back in 2019, and 5G for mobile in 2020. Globe Telecom has the widest 5G coverage in the country today, covering 80% of Metro Manila. Globe Telecom has also announced 5G coverage in major cities in Metro Manila and has also partnered with cellphone brands to give affordable 5G handsets to their subscribers. They also launched a FREE sim upgrade for 2G and 3G users to the latest 4G and 5G ready sims.

Globe Telecom President and CEO Mr. Ernest Cu says, “Ranking among APEC countries is a huge feat and shows that our investments and network improvements are bearing fruit.  We will continue to make 4G and 5G as pervasive as possible to meet the demand of our customers for better connectivity,” Globe Telecom is leading the country’s digital transformation by introducing innovative solutions in the areas of financial technology, telemedicine, e-commerce, digital advertising, cybersecurity, enterprise cloud applications, customer service, and even technology for social good.

Globe Telecom 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 Telecom is committed to upholding the 10 United Nations Global Compact principles and 10 UN SDGs.

[1] Based on analysis by Ookla of Speedtest Intelligence 5G median download data Q3 2020. Ookla trademarks used under license and reprinted with permission.


[2] Massive Expansions and Huge Improvements in Speed: The Worldwide Growth of 5G in 2020”


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