Globe Telecom Inc. said it is ready to roll out mobile 5G service after a successful fist-ever international 5G video call in the country with the 5G mobile network of AIS Thailand.
The call, which lasted more than three minutes, was made recently after Globe received the technical call from AIS when the mobile operator tested its own 5G network in Bangkok on February 21.
Alan Garchitorena, Globe director for Technology Enablement & Services Planning, took the call from Hui Weng Cheong, president of AIS, as the Bangkok-based company ran its first 5G video call test.
The call went on without a glitch with zero lag and practically ushered in a new era of communication for both Globe and AIS.
“It went very smoothly. Superb. My appreciation for the support from the Globe Team,” Hui said after the call was made.
AIS has just officially acquired its new 5G spectrum the same day it made the call to Globe. 5G is an extremely powerful technology and promises amazing new features.
Garchitorena said the video call solid proof of Globe’s readiness to roll out mobile 5G in the country.
“This technology will deliver a new era of digital use for AR, VR, Internet of Things (IoT), industrial applications and much more in the Philippines,” he added.
Globe tapped China’s smartphone giant Huawei to bring the first 5G ready device in the Philippines.
Globe in 2019 became the first mobile operator in Southeast Asia to commercially launch 5G for home.
The telecom company is now set to transform areas within major commercial business districts to 5G mobile capable sites within the year.
Globe committed to spend P63 billion in 2020, which includes a spillover of the spending commitments from 2019.