Globe Ramps Up 5G Rollout, Installs 933 Sites in 1st Half 2022
Leading digital solutions platform Globe continues to scale up the deployment of 5G wireless technology nationwide, having built 933 sites in the first half of the year.
With its unrelenting efforts to advance 5G infrastructure, Globe’s 5G network outdoor coverage has reached nearly 97% of the National Capital Region and 86% of key cities in Visayas and Mindanao. This allows more Filipinos to enjoy higher speeds, lower latency, and more reliable data services.
“Globe has been ramping up its rollout amid rising demand for 5G connectivity. The drive to build more and faster is fueled by our desire to deliver more improvements in our customer service experience that are consistent and reliable,” said Joel Agustin, SVP and head of network planning and engineering at Globe.
As of end-June 2022, Globe has logged around 2.7 million devices in its 5G network, showing the growing popularity of 5G.
This aggressive expansion is in line with the company’s commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, particularly UN SDG No. 9, which highlights the roles of infrastructure and innovation as crucial drivers of economic growth and development.
To ensure that more people will benefit from this new technology, the company offers several entry-level and mid-range 5G phone models for free when subscribed to a postpaid plan. The phones may also be bought separately from Globe Stores at discounted prices when bundled with a SIM-only plan.
Globe is also accelerating its 5G roaming rollout to more countries in Asia, the Middle East, and Europe to bring a seamless and world-class connectivity experience to travelers and overseas Filipino workers.
5G technology is the next generation of wireless internet connectivity with fiber-fast speeds of up to 100 Mbps, up to 20 times faster than LTE. It offers lower latency, higher bandwidth, and more reliable internet connections than 4G.
For data-related upgrades and expansion, Globe has already spent P50.5 billion out of its P89 billion capital expenditure allocation for 2022. Majority of the amount was used to further build its fiber assets, put up more cell sites, upgrade towers to 4G LTE, and roll out 5G technology and in-building solutions.