Globe Telecom Inc. has expanded its 5th Generation (5G) network coverage to 17 key cities in Metro Manila, Visayas and Mindanao.
The telco is accelerating upgrades of its existing technology as 5G technology becomes available in Bacolod, Boracay, Iloilo, Talisay, Lapu-Lapu, Cordova, Minglanilla and Cebu City in Visayas; and in Davao City and Cagayan De Oro in Mindanao.
In the first week of this month, Globe’s 5G network has already reached certain areas in Davao City.
“We have a very active 5G development in Metro Manila and we hope to cover 80 percent of that soon,” according to Gil Genio, Globe’s Chief Technology and Information Officer.
“We are probably in the two-thirds range right now. To complement this, we have also begun to roll out in six key cities in Visayas and Mindanao as part of the overall change we are making to bring 5G to more places and customers in the country,” he explained.
In Metro Manila, Globe has added more additional sites to widen its total areas with 5G availability, currently on track for its target to cover 80 percent of Metro Manila by the end of 2020.
5G is the latest wireless internet connectivity that delivers faster speeds, higher bandwidth, and more stable internet connections compared to 4G.
Globe’s aggression on 5G rollout is part of its 3-pronged strategy for network upgrades and expansion.
This includes aggressive cell site builds; upgrading its cell sites to 4G/LTE using many different frequencies; and fast tracking the fiberization of Filipino homes nationwide.