Globe Telecom has more than doubled its 5G coverage to allow customers across the Philippines to enjoy faster mobile and broadband speeds in key areas.
Globe Telecom has offered 5G connectivity in 70 cities and towns across the Philippines in 2022 versus 29 in 2021, more than doubling its coverage in a year. Its 5G network is now available to nearly all of the population in the National Capital Region (NCR), Davao City and Cebu.
The 5G technology also covers 97 percent of the people in Bulacan, 95 percent in Cavite, 90 percent in Iloilo City and Zamboanga City, 88 percent in Tuguegarao City, 87 percent in Laguna, 84 percent in Pampanga and Cagayan De Oro City, 81 percent in Boracay, 80 percent in Bacolod City, 76 percent in Baguio City, and 39 percent in Butuan City.
“We are committed to providing a #1stWorldNetwork to all Filipinos, and our aggressive 5G rollout is just one part of our strategy to meet the growing demand for high-speed, reliable connectivity,” said Joel Agustin, Globe Senior Vice President for Network Planning & Engineering.
Globe Telecom’s capital expenditures touched $1.9 billion in 2022. Globe Telecom has deployed close to 1.4 million fiber-to-the-homes (FTTH) lines, built 1,064 new cell sites, upgraded over 10,600 mobile sites to LTE, and installed 1,887 new 5G sites as of end-September.
Globe and its partners, Eastern Communications and InfiniVAN, are also on track to complete the $150-million Philippine Domestic Submarine Cable Network (PDSCN) by April 2023. The country’s longest domestic subsea cable project aims to improve mobile and broadband connectivity by fiberizing previously unserved areas.