Globe Telecom Inc. said Tuesday it commercially rolled out the fifth-generation fixed wireless broadband service in Barangay Buting, Pasig City.
Martha Sazon, senior vice president and head of broadband business at Globe, said the company started connecting Filipino homes with Globe At Home Air Fiber 5G.
“We are now transforming more Filipino households to be digitally connected using 5G technology especially in areas where we encounter challenges in rolling out fiber-optic cable,” Sazon said.
Globe At Home Air Fiber 5G will be commercially available in September in Greenpark, Cainta, Rizal; Woodland Hills in Carmona, Cavite; and Carissa Homes 2A and 2B, Palmera Homes, San Jose del Monte City, Bulacan.
Sazon said Globe At Home Air Fiber 5G would be available in 24 more areas on a progressive basis to fully ensure the stability of the service.
“The Globe At Home Air Fiber 5G doesn’t only deliver fiber-like speeds but also prepares the home for the future by powering intelligent devices for better entertainment and security systems,” she said.
Globe president and chief executive Ernest Cu said Globe At Home Air Fiber 5G would reinforce the efforts of achieving the company’s goal to connect two million homes by 2020.
“Prior to Air Fiber 5G, we have aggressively utilized fixed wireless solutions to connect more homes and businesses to the internet over airwaves. This strategy resulted in home broadband subscriber base increasing by 55.1 percent to 1.7 million in the first three months of 2019 from 1.1 million in the same period in 2016,” Cu said. Darwin G. Amojelar
Globe At Home Air Fiber 5G plans are being offered at P1,899 per month for up to 20 megabits per second, P2,499 for up to 50 Mbps and P2,899 for up to 100 Mbps, all with data allocation of 2-terabytes.
Rival PLDT Inc. earlier announced the postponement of its 5G commercial roll-out as it was still choosing its equipment vendors.