Globe Powers over 600 TMBayan Fiber WiFi Hubs as Need for Connectivity Soars
Leading digital solutions platform Globe has fired up over 600 TMBayan Fiber WiFi hubs as of the end of October to address the growing need for connectivity nationwide as the economy opens up and mobility improves.
TMBayan Fiber, Globe’s pioneering prepaid fiber offer, reached this milestone just two months after the service was launched to reach more Filipinos in different parts of the country. It especially caters to the youth, providing powerful and reliable connectivity for undisrupted bonding with their barkadas.
Globe continues to expand its TMBayan hubs by tapping more local retailers to serve as connectivity partners, providing them with a new way to earn.
“Our TMBayan Fiber WiFi service provides our partners a new earning opportunity as many Filipinos are still working towards recovery from the worst of the pandemic. It is a way to further empower and boost their businesses as they become the community’s new favorite “tambayans” or “hangouts,” said Janis Legaspi-Racpan, Globe At Home Brand Management Head.
Globe launched its first prepaid community fiber in the National Capital Region (NCR); Luzon including Bulacan, Pampanga, Cavite, and Laguna; Visayas, specifically, Cebu and Tacloban; and Mindanao, including Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, and Zamboanga.
The hubs provide neighborhood tambayans such as sari-sari stores and other community centers with fast and reliable fiber connectivity crucial for gaming, browsing, streaming, and creating content to share with friends.
Through TMBayan Fiber WiFi, Filipinos can access Fiber strong internet connectivity at ₱50, unlimited for three days.
TM subscribers, Globe, and even non-Globe customers only need to purchase a promo by loading through their neighborhood sari-sari stores and connecting to the TMBayan Fiber WiFi portal. They can go to WiFi device settings, look for @TMBayanWiFi, input the mobile number, and verify access using the one-time password (OTP) received via SMS.
“There is a segment of the market that is predominantly prepaid but are now in need of better speeds and more reliable connection that fiber can provide. As such, Globe continues to roll out prepaid fiber hubs to cater to the growing number of the digital Filipino. Our TMBayan Fiber WiFi is Globe's response to the public clamor and the government's call for reliable and affordable internet connectivity accessible to the masses,” Racpan said.
This affordable connectivity service is in line with Globe’s push for providing inclusive connectivity as part of its commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, particularly UN SDG No. 9, highlighting the roles of infrastructure and innovation as crucial drivers of economic growth and development.
After spending a record ₱92.8 billion for its capital expenditures last year, Globe has spent ₱74.4 billion in capital expenditure as of the third quarter of this year to build its fiber assets, put up more cell sites, upgrade towers to 4G/LTE, and roll out 5G technology and in-building solutions.