Globe fiber-to-the-room, digitalizing homes

Published July 29, 2022, 12:43 PM

by Emmie V. Abadilla

Globe Telecom, Inc. is digitalizing Filipino homes and will be among the first Southeast Asian providers to launch fiber-to-the-room (FTTR) technology after successful testing, the telco announced Friday July 29.

FTTR claims to be the first choice for digital transformation in homes.

It provides extremely fast and ultra seamless WiFi connection with exceptionally low latency.

The service has speed and coverage 10 times the traditional WiFi network and capacity to handle up to 128 device connections.

FTTR is among innovations on offer under Globe’s push for built-in broadband in housing developments, working with several of the country’s major builders and real property developers for greater adoption of ready connectivity.

The new solution provided by Globe At Home will help customers maximize WiFi signals and avoid dead spots in large spaces, houses and buildings with thick multiple concrete walls and floors, and too many connected devices.

“Broadband services have shifted during the pandemic,” says Janis Racpan, Head of Globe At Home Brand Management.

“The internet has become an integral part of our daily lives, whether for work, learning, or entertainment. It is also now being used to maximize connectivity in intelligent homes. The introduction of FTTR will further elevate their digital lifestyle at home,” he pointed out.

Indeed, the pandemic has accelerated digital adoption, making FTTR an important component in homes seeking the best internet connectivity available in the market.

The technology aims to build an all-optical base for whole-home WiFi. It extends fiber to every room and enables gigabit WiFi 6 coverage to create a brand-new digital experience.