• Melo Acuna

Globe's 5G now accessible within NCR

Globe’s 5G network covers 88% of NCR


MANILA – Metro Manila residents can not avail of 5G services as Globe’s 5G network has covered 88% of the country’s most populous region according to Ookla Speedtest Intelligence Data. This simply means the proportion of users on 5G-capable devices who spend the most of their time on a 5G network.


The Ookla data proves the company’s expanding 5G coverage which makes it possible for customers to use Globe’s 5G network than competition.


With sustained fire ups and boosting 5G site and the people’s access to affordable devices will allow more people enjoy better data experience which will lead to increased usage of this technology.


5G is the latest wireless internet connectivity which assures people of faster speeds, higher bandwidth and more stable internet connections compare to 4G.


“We are happy more customers are now adopting 5G technology so they can experience advantages and benefits of 5G. Our customers are discovering the potential of 5G and how it improves their way of communicating, working, and making the most out of the opportunities available online especially in this time of pandemic,” said Issa Guevarra-Cabreira, Globe Chief Commercial Officer.


Globe is the pioneer in 5G technology in the country, being the first mobile operator in Southeast Asia to commercially launched 5G AirFiber for Home use in 2019.


According to Globe’s latest report, about 88 percent of the National Capital Region now has Globe 5G outdoor coverage with Bonifacio Global City Central Business District (CBD) and Ortigas CBD having the highest coverage with similar 97 percent. Makati CBD is third with 96 percent while Pateros is fourth with 92 percent cove rage. Globe’s5G network is also available in at least 82 percent or more in 13 cities in Metro Manila.


5G is now accessible in 81 percent of Cebu City, 698 percent of Boracay Island, 67 percent of Bacolod City and 53 percent of Iloilo City.


Over in Mindanao,5G is now available in 73 percent of Davao City, 72 percent of Cagayan de Oro City as six additional 5G cell towers are being built in General Santos City.


“We expect more installations of 5G cell sites for the remaining six months of the year as the demand for 5G technology will continue to rise even further,” Cabreira further said.


Globe strongly supports the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) specifically SDG NO. 9 which underscores the role of infrastructure and innovation as crucial drivers of economic growth and development, according to a Globe statement earlier today. (Melo M. Acuña)







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