Globe Telecom is ramping up the deployment of its 5G wireless technology nationwide, having built 933 sites in the first half of the year.
The Ayala-led network said its 5G network outdoor coverage has reached nearly 97 percent of the National Capital Region and 86% of key cities in Visayas and Mindanao. This allows more Filipinos to enjoy higher speeds, lower latency, and more reliable data services.
“Globe has been ramping up its rollout amid rising demand for 5G connectivity. The drive to build more and faster is fueled by our desire to deliver more improvements in our customer service experience that are consistent and reliable,” Joel Agustin, senior vice president and head of network planning and engineering at Globe said.
As of end-June 2022, Globe has logged around 2.7 million devices in its 5G network, showing the growing popularity of 5G.
Globe is also accelerating its 5G roaming rollout to more countries in Asia, the Middle East, and Europe to bring seamless and world-class connectivity experience to travelers and overseas Filipino workers.
5G technology is the next generation of wireless internet connectivity with fiber-fast speeds of up to 100 Mbps, up to 20 times faster than LTE. It offers lower latency, higher bandwidth, and more reliable internet connections than 4G.
For data-related upgrades and expansion, Globe has already spent P50.5 billion out of its P89 billion capital expenditure allocation for 2022. Majority of the amount was used to further build its fiber assets, put up more cell sites, upgrade towers to 4G LTE, and roll out 5G technology and in-building solutions.