Globe At Home has topped the Internet Service Providers (ISPs) performance rating of subscription-based streaming service Netflix in the Philippines for the fourth straight month this year.
Based on the April 2022 Netflix ISP Speed Index, Globe scored the fastest speeds through its Globe At Home Broadband Business. In 2021, Globe At Home also dominated the list for 10 out of 12 months.
Globe’s score is at par with that of the country’s overall rating. Others in the same category are Argentina, Austria, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, France, Greece, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Paraguay, Poland, Taiwan, Trinidad & Tobago, Turkey, Uruguay, and Vietnam.
Netflix’s ISP Speed Index determines which ISPs offer the best viewing experience during peak hours. The data is gathered from subscribers using the online video streaming platform.
The speed index is vital for Netflix streaming because its videos load quickly on networks with low latency, packet loss, and jitter. Otherwise, users may encounter issues such as buffering and pixelization while watching videos.
“We are glad that we could offer consistent, high-quality video streaming speed. It is a testament to our unrelenting efforts to provide affordable, world-class connectivity to Filipinos across the Philippines,” said Barbie Dapul, Globe At Home Vice President for Marketing.
Globe is spending P89 billion this year for its aggressive network expansion to boost internet quality and coverage. This is part of its commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, particularly SDG No. 9, which underscores the crucial role of infrastructure and innovation in development.
This year’s capital expenditure allocation will be used to build new cell sites, upgrade existing sites to 4G/LTE, accelerate the rollout of 5G connectivity, and fast-track the fiberization of Filipino homes nationwide.
Last year, Globe spent a record P92.8 billion to build 1,407 new cell sites, upgrade over 22,300 mobile sites, install more than 2,000 5G outdoor sites and in-building solutions, and lay down fiber to 1.4 million homes.