Globe Telecom, a leading mobile operator in the Philippines, has completed the first-ever 5G video call in the country with AIS Thailand through its 5G Mobile Network.
The video conversation lasted more than three minutes and was made recently after Globe received the technical call from AIS when the mobile operator tested its own 5G network in Bangkok on February 21.
Alan Garchitorena, Globe Director for Technology Enablement & Services Planning, took the call from Hui Weng Cheong, president of AIS, as the Bangkok-based company ran its first 5G video call test.
The video call went on without a glitch with zero lag. Globe Telecom and AIS Thailand are part of Singtel.
AIS has acquired its 5G spectrum the same day it made the call to Globe.
Globe Telecom launched its 5G Fixed Wireless access in June to make the Philippines the third country in Asia to have 5G technology. Japan and South Korea were the first two countries in the continent to introduce 5G to consumers.
Globe recently launched the Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G, the first 5G capable smartphone in the Philippines. The company is targeting to turn areas within major central business districts (CBDs) to 5G mobile capable sites within the year.