Globe Telecom Inc. said nearly half of its broadband subscribers were migrated from copper to fiber for better data experience.
The Ayala-led telco has so far moved over 40 percent of the targeted customers nationwide to the newer and higher speed network for free.
With the shift to fiber, Globe broadband customers can enjoy faster speed, bigger data, and more stable connection to address the growing demand for online connectivity at home as people turn to the internet for work, learning, entertainment and other essential needs.
“A good, stable and reliable internet connection is a critical need under the new normal. To meet our customers’ demands, we upgraded our network with superior technology for a better internet experience,” Darius Delgado, Globe vice president and head of Broadband Business said.
“ We are rolling out fiber to homes nationwide, and upgrading our customers to fiber connections for free to give them first world internet connectivity that they deserve,” he said.
Fiber connection can provide a maximum speed of 1Gbps as compared to copper ADSL which only provides a maximum speed of 15 Mbps. Higher bandwidth means being able to download or upload large files faster, stream high-definition videos and webinars, and run multiple online programs simultaneously, among other benefits.
Unlike the traditional copper cables which suffer from huge data signal loss over long distances, fiber only registers slight data signal degradation. Being smaller, lighter and sheathed in protective coat, it is also more durable than the bulky copper which can be easily broken during installation. It is also resistant to electromagnetic and radio signal interference.
Allowing customers to move to fiber connection for free is part of Globe’s network expansion and upgrade program to improve data and voice experience at the homefront.