80% of Metro Manila now with Globe’s 5G outdoor coverage

Anjie lou delos Reyes
As a result of Globe's sustained and robust initiatives to modernize its network to allow its customers to experience the latest in telecom technology, 80 percent of Metro Manila can now experience 5G outdoor coverage.

Globe 5G Now Available; Experience Speed Like Never Before!
Globe 5G Now Available; Experience Speed Like Never Before!

With coverage of 97%, 95% and 97%, respectively, Bonifacio Global City, Makati and Ortigas Commercial Business Districts (CBDs) are nearing completion. The top nine cities with the highest 5G outdoor coverage are San Juan (91 percent), Pateros (91 percent), Mandaluyong (86 percent), Makati (84 percent), Caloocan (84 percent), Manila (83 percent), Marikina (83 percent), Pasig (81 percent), and Quezon City.

Globe lets more Pinoys enjoy the promise of 5G (1/27/2021)

The constant modernization of its network by Globe Telecom has made it possible for its 5G technology to be accessible in more parts of the world to more customers.

The new technology has been made available in at least 848 locations in Metro Manila and Rizal and 183 locations in Visayas and Mindanao via recent improvements made in the last two months of 2020. Multiple sections of Cavite, Laguna and Bulacan are also 5G-enabled. Overall, in 1,045 areas in the world, 5G is now available.

Globe Expands 5G Coverage to 17 Cities in NCR, Visayas, and Mindanao (9/30/20)

After initially available through key cities in the NCR, Globe Telecom expands its 5G coverage to 17 cities in Metro Manila, Visayas, and Mindanao, allowing more people to enjoy the latest in technology in mobile connectivity.

The new cities to experience the fastest mobile connectivity to date are Bacolod, Boracay, Iloilo, Talisay, Lapu-Lapu, Cordova, Minglanilla, and Cebu City in the Visayas, and Davao City and Cagayan De Oro in Mindanao.

“We have a very active 5G development in Metro Manila and we hope to cover 80% 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’s Chief Technology and Information Officer.

Globe announces more areas in Metro Manila as 5G ready (9/30/20)

After initially available at Makati, Bonifacio Global City, and Ortigas, Globe's 5G network is now also available in other cities in Metro Manila, which include Taguig, Pasig, Mandaluyong, Marikina, Paranaque, Muntinlupa, Las Pin͂as, Valenzuela, and Caloocan.

“We’re firing up our 5G within these cities’ select vicinities which are residential areas and centers of daily commerce. The deployment of Globe’s 5G is strategic as we’re targeting those main nerve centers that in the very near future would benefit greatly from the transformative power of better and faster connectivity,” said Coco Domingo, Globe VP for Strategic Platforms and Partnerships.

Globe’s 5G service now available to Prepaid and TM Subscribers (9/7/20)

After being initially available to postpaid and platinum subscribers, Globe’s 5G service is now available to Prepaid and TM Subscribers. And, as mentioned before, if you have an LTE SIM, no need to change or upgrade your SIM to enjoy fast 5G connectivity. But of course, you need a 5G handset to do so!

Globe 5G Now Available; Experience Speed Like Never Before! (8/5/20)

Pioneering the commercial rollout of 5G in the country, Globe Telecom has announced that its postpaid and platinum subscribers in Makati, Bonifacio Global City (BGC), and Ortigas can now enjoy the much-awaited latest wireless technology using their 5G-enabled smartphones.

With this, Globe has become the first telecommunications firm to introduce a commercial 5G network in the entire Southeast Asia region, following its Air Fiber launch for broadband customers in 2019.

Among its current available 5G-enabled areas, Globe shares that subscribers can enjoy the most reliable connection in Valero Street, Rockwell Center, and Dela Rosa in Makati, Gen. Malvar in Ortigas, and BGC Amphitheater in Taguig.

In the coming months, Globe is expected to widen its 5G coverage to enable its prepaid subscribers in key cities in Metro Manila to experience faster and better connectivity and network signal.

Speed Like Never Before

Theoretically speaking, 5G download speed could be higher than 1Gbps. And as early as now, we are experiencing almost speed near the 1Gbps mark. Based on our real-world Globe 5G Speed Test using a retail unit of Huawei Nova 7, we did achieve more than 700Mbps of download speed!!! Not only that, but we also tested several locations in Makati City, and we recorded more than 100Mbps of download speed consistently across various locations.

Globe 5G Speed Test

That is speed far beyond anything that has come before 5G, and we are just starting out. Imagine what it will be like in the near future!

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Seamless Transition To 5G

Globe subscribers who currently use LTE SIM cards no longer need to upgrade to a 5G SIM to be able to activate 5G.

Likewise, no additional charges will also be imposed when Globe subscribers connect to the 5G network since its usage will be deducted from the customer's existing postpaid or prepaid data allowance.

Globe 5G-Enabled Smartphones
Globe 5G-Enabled Smartphones

Among the 5G-enabled smartphones offered in Globe's postpaid plans include the Samsung S20 Ultra, Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G, Huawei Nova 7 SE, Huawei P40, and the Huawei P40 Pro. In addition, more 5G phones are coming to Globe, including the one we had for the test – the Huawei Nova 7.

Globe’s 5G Journey

One of Globe’s significant efforts towards 5G is the launch of its Globe Air Fiber 5G in June of last year, which augmented the company’s target to bring Filipinos not just access to faster, more stable, and decent internet connection but to also bridge Filipino families and enterprises to smart homes and smart cities through the Internet of Things (IoT).

Globe initially offered its Air Fiber 5G service with speeds of up to 100Mbps in Pasig, Cavite, and Bulacan.

The company is also the first telco in the country to bring the first-ever 5G-enabled smartphone in the form of the Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G in February of this year via its Globe Platinum plan. In a live speed test conducted on the day of the launch, Globe’s 5G network recorded a download speed of 873 Mbps using the said flagship business smartphone.

While the 5G network is often perceived as substantial only to large businesses and enterprises, Globe boosts its efforts to streamline 5G to the consumers to enable its subscribers to live a digital lifestyle with crystal clear phone calls, high-quality video streaming, uninterrupted gaming, and lightning-fast downloads.

In the long run, the Globe 5G network is projected to fuel IoT, robotics, smart cities, and even the healthcare industry, as the Philippines strives to be a digitally-enabled country.

For more information about Globe's push for 5G, visit https://www.globe.com.ph/.

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