Globe expands 5G coverage to 17 cities nationwide


    Globe Telecom Inc. has expanded its fifth generation (5G) network to 17 key cities in Metro Manila, Visayas and Mindanao to further improve the internet connectivity and mobile experience of its subscribers.

    The network expansion will further improve services in Bacolod, Boracay, Iloilo, Talisay, Lapu-Lapu, Cordova, Minglanilla and Cebu City in Visayas; and in Davao City and Cagayan De Oro in Mindanao once it becomes available, Globe said.

    In Metro Manila, Globe has added more sites to widen its total areas with 5G availability – on track to reach its target to cover around 80 percent of Metro Manila by end-2020.

    “We have a very active 5G development in Metro Manila and we hope to cover 80 percent of that soon. We are probably in the two-thirds range right now. To complement this, we have also begun to roll out in six key cities in Visayas and Mindanao as part of the overall change we are making to bring 5G to more places and customers in the country,” said Gil Genio, Globe chief technology and information officer.

    Globe encourages its customers to use 5G capable mobile devices to experience the benefits of 5G technology which promises faster speeds, higher bandwidth and more stable internet connections compared to 4G.

    The telco said its 5G rollout is part of a three-pronged strategy for network upgrades and expansion – the aggressive cell site builds, upgrading its cell sites to 4G/Long Term Evolution using many different frequencies and fast tracking the fiberization of Filipino homes nationwide.

    The company likewise champions the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, specifically UNSDG No. 9 which recognizes the importance of infrastructure and innovation as crucial drivers of economic growth and development.

    Globe has vowed to uphold the 10 UN Global Compact principles and 10 UN SDGs.