Globe Rolls Out Free Broadband Fiber Upgrades Nationwide for Better Data Experience
True to its commitment to continuously make its services better, Globe is migrating its broadband network from copper to fiber for better data experience. It has, so far, moved over 40% of the targeted customers nationwide to the newer and higher speed network for free.
With the shift to fiber, Globe broadband customers can enjoy faster speed, bigger data, and a more stable connection to address the growing demand for online connectivity at home as people turn to the internet for work, learning, entertainment and other essential needs.
“A good, stable, and reliable internet connection is a critical need under the new normal. To meet our customers' demands, we upgraded our network with superior technology for a better internet experience. We are rolling out fiber to homes nationwide, and upgrading our customers to fiber connections for free to give them first-world internet connectivity that they deserve,” said Darius Delgado, Globe VP and Head of Broadband Business.
Fiber connection can provide a maximum speed of 1Gbps as compared to copper ADSL which only provides a maximum speed of 15 Mbps. Higher bandwidth means being able to download or upload large files faster, stream high-definition videos and webinars, and run multiple online programs simultaneously, among other benefits.
Unlike the traditional copper cables which suffer from huge data signal loss over long distances, fiber only registers slight data signal degradation. Being smaller, lighter, and sheathed in a protective coat, it is also more durable than the bulky copper which can be easily broken during installation. It is also resistant to electromagnetic and radio signal interference.
Allowing customers to move to fiber connection for free is part of Globe’s network expansion and upgrade program to improve data and voice experience at the homefront.
Globe’s investments in its network are supportive of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, particularly UNSDG No. 9 which highlights the roles of infrastructure and innovation as crucial drivers of economic growth and development. Globe is committed to upholding the 10 United Nations Global Compact principles and 10 UN SDGs
Globe At Home customers may update their details in the Globe At Home app so they will be informed once fiber is available in their area and can get upgraded for free. The app may be downloaded from Play Store for Android or App Store for iOS.
To learn more about Globe, visit www.globe.com.ph