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Palace asks Globe, PLDT to provide progress reports

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Malacañang has asked both Globe Telecom and PLDT to provide updates on compliance to President Rodrigo Duterte’s order for telcos to improve services. 
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Palace asks for updates on PLDT, Globe efforts to improve services

In a televised briefing, Duterte's spokesperson Harry Roque said the dominant carriers should submit to the government their progress reports, especially the deployment of their cell towers. 

I really want them to commit when we are going to have better services, Roque said. 

Duterte in his State of the Nation Address last July threatened PLDT and Globe to boost their services by December or he would do everything to shut them down. 

Improve services lest we be forced to take drastic steps. Might just as well close all of you, Duterte said in his speech. 

This as the Coronavirus pandemic continues to limit the movement of the people, forcing businesses to embrace the work-from-home scheme and the education sector to adapt the distance learning, subsequently rely on quality internet connectivity. 

See also: Globe CEO urges President Duterte to help telcos get permits faster, the government positively responds

Back in August, London-based wireless coverage mapping firm Open Signal said that the Philippines jumped by nearly 20 percentage points.
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Ookla's data

Ookla's Speedtest Global Index, on the other hand, shared that the Philippines' global Mobile rank is up by 9 points for the month of October. The Philippines' average download speed is now 17.83 Mbps while the upload speed is 5.41 Mbps. However, our Fixed Broadband global rank is down by 1 point with 27.07 Mbps average download speed and 27.00 Mbps average upload speed.

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