In 2016, GoSURF was upgraded with 1 GB of mobile data allocation, making it the second most competitive offer across the Asia Paciﬁc region in terms of pricing at only P48.82 per GB in comparison to top prepaid telco offerings in the region including Brunei, Singapore, India, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, and Indonesia. The promo, offered at retail price of only P50, valid for 3 days, also includes unlimited texts to all networks as well as free access to Facebook. GoSURF50’s 1 GB of data gives customers 700 MB for surﬁng while the remaining 300 MB allocation allows access to the customer’s app of choice such as Snapchat, Viber, Spotify Basic, YouTube + Daily Motion, Clash Royale, or Clash of Clans.
As more customers embrace the digital lifestyle, Globe made signiﬁcant headway with the rollout of its LTE network. With the deployment of LTE sites using both the 700 and 2600 bands, Globe is now able to deliver a more comprehensive LTE coverage in Metro Manila, Metro Cebu, Metro Davao, and other major urban areas in the country.
These infrastructure milestones have paved the way for the country to be recognized for its improvements in connectivity. For the ﬁrst time in years, American content delivery network and cloud services provider Akamai Technologies included the Philippines in its 2016 ranking for mobile internet speeds. With 13.9 Mbps, the Philippines ranked highest among 15 countries in Asia Paciﬁc, in terms of average connection speeds for mobile connection according to the third quarter Akamai State of Internet Report. The report also reveals that the Philippines is among the countries where fewer than 25,000 unique IP addresses classiﬁed as mobilized were observed in the third quarter. Globe has assigned about 10,000 public IP addresses to cover our current mobile data subscribers. Each public IP address can cover up to 64,000 data sessions, while each mobile subscriber can take up multiple data sessions, depending on the number and type of applications s/he is using.