Globe rolls out 5G in 97 percent of NCR

Major digital solutions platform Globe is focused on completing its 5G network rollout, reaching nearly 97 percent of the capital region and 86 percent of key cities in the Visayas and Mindanao.

The Ayala-backed group said it had completed 933 sites in the year’s first half as part of its initiative to deploy faster wireless technology nationwide.

“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,” said Joel Agustin, SVP and head of network planning and engineering at Globe.

As of end-June, Globe has logged around 2.7 million devices in its 5G network, showing the growing popularity of 5G.

Globe also said it would accelerate its 5G roaming rollout to more countries in Asia, the Middle East and Europe to connect 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.

Globe has already spent P50.5 billion out of its P89 billion capital expenditure allocation for the year for data-related upgrades and expansions. The bulk of the budget was used to build fiber assets, put up more cell sites, upgrade towers to 4G LTE and roll out 5G technology and in-building solutions.

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