Globe Telecom announced the expansion of its 5G network coverage to 17 key cities in Metro Manila, Visayas and Mindanao.
The company is accelerating upgrades of its existing technology to improve the connectivity and mobile experience for its customers as 5G technology in Bacolod, Boracay, Iloilo, Talisay, Lapu-Lapu, Cordova, Minglanilla and Cebu City in Visayas; and in Davao City and Cagayan De Oro in Mindanao becomes available.
Globe customers need to buy 5G-capable mobile devices via the postpaid plans available on the Globe online store (shop.globe.com.ph) or from Globe stores.
“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. We have also begun to roll out in six key cities in Visayas and Mindanao,” said Gil Genio, chief technology and information officer of Globe Telecom.
In Metro Manila, Globe has added more additional sites to expand its total areas with 5G availability, currently on track for its target to cover around 80 percent of Metro Manila by the end of 2020.
Globe’s aggression on 5G network rollout is part of its 3-pronged strategy for network upgrades and expansion, which includes aggressive cell site builds; upgrading its cell sites to 4G/LTE using many different frequencies; and fast tracking the fiberization of Filipino homes nationwide.