Globe: 5G available in 1,045 areas nationwide

Published January 12, 2021, 1:37 PM

by Emmie V. Abadilla

Globe Telecom Inc.’s aggressive network upgrades in the past two months have made 5th Generation (5G) technology available in 1,045 areas nationwide, the telco today (Jan. 12) announced.

Specifically, 5G is now available in at least 848 sites in Metro Manila and Rizal and 183 locations in Visayas and Mindanao.

Several parts of Cavite, Laguna and Bulacan are also 5G-enabled.

Furthermore, “We are rolling out more 5G areas this year to make this new technology more inclusive,” pledged Coco Domingo, Globe VP for Postpaid and International.

“We want more Globe customers to experience the difference of 5G technology in terms of better and faster connectivity. This technology has vast potentials.”

5G is the latest wireless internet connectivity that promises faster speeds, higher bandwidth, and more stable internet connections compared to 4G.

In Visayas, 5G is now available in four provinces: seven locations in Negros Occidental; 64 in Cebu; 12 in Iloilo; and three in Aklan.

Continued ramping of Globe facilities has also made the technology available in 25 sites in Misamis Oriental and 72 places in Davao del Sur in Mindanao.

In Cavite, 5G is present in three areas; five in Laguna and six in Bulacan.

“Along with expansion, the growing availability of 5G-enabled devices, especially those offered on Globe postpaid plans plus the compatibility of the LTE SIM to the 5G network, makes accessing the 5G technology much more seamless,” added Domingo.

Globe has laid out a 3-pronged strategy for its network upgrades and expansion, which 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.