Globe expands 5G roaming to Australia, Indonesia

Published September 14, 2021, 4:31 PM

by Emmie V. Abadilla

Globe Telecom Inc. expands its global 5G roaming service to Australia via Vodafone effective tomorrow, September 15.
Earlier this month, the telco partnered with Telkomsel in Indonesia, and Starhub in Singapore.
Globe is also set to forge a similar roaming arrangement with Cosmote for Greece, for the launch of its 5G services there next month.
“While we ramp up the rollout of Globe’s 5G network in the country, we partner with telcos worldwide to give customers the best mobile experience when they travel,” according to Coco Domingo, Vice President for Postpaid and International.
Globe is committed to bringing more bandwidth capacity to Filipinos by tapping various forms of technologies like 5G.
Its introduction in Australia and recent launch in Indonesia widened Globe’s Asia-Pacific 5G coverage that currently includes Singapore (Singtel and Starhub), Thailand (AIS Thailand), Vietnam (Viettel), China (China Mobile and China Unicom), Hong Kong (CSL), South Korea (KT Corp and SK Telecom), Taiwan (Taiwan Mobile), and Japan (Softbank).
On the other hand, the partnership with Cosmote will add Greece to European countries where Globe 5G roaming is available.
The list includes Bulgaria (Vivacom), Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Norway, and Sweden (Telia Company), Italy (Telecom Italia), Switzerland (Swisscom), Czech Republic (O2), and Turkey (Turk Telecom).
Globe is also present in North America and in the Middle East, where there are many Filipino migrants and overseas workers.
Globe Postpaid and Prepaid customers could access the internet with hardly any delays when they connect to the 5G network of Globe’s partner telcos.
5G can be experienced through Globe’s roaming promos such as Roam Surf 399 for Postpaid and Prepaid subscribers and its new call and text add-on, Roam Surf Plus.
Roamers only need to ensure they are within Globe’s 5G partner locations and are using 5G-enabled mobile devices or handsets.
Subscribers of Globe’s roaming partners will likewise have access to Globe’s 5G network when they visit the Philippines as long as they are using 5G-enabled phones in over 1,800 5G locations.