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Globe Telecom widens 5G coverage

Globe Telecom Inc. said Wednesday it expanded its 5G coverage to 17 key cities in Metro Manila, Visayas and Mindanao.

The telecom unit of the Ayala Group said it sped up the upgrades of technology to improve connectivity, mobile experience and unlock vast potential for customers as 5G technology in Bacolod, Boracay, Iloilo, Talisay, Lapu-Lapu, Cordova, Minglanilla and Cebu City in Visayas; and in Davao City and Cagayan De Oro in Mindanao becomes available.

Globe said that as of the first week of November, its 5G network already reached certain areas in Davao City. It said 5G is the latest wireless internet connectivity that promises faster speeds, higher bandwidth and more stable internet connections compared to 4G.

“We have a very active 5G development in Metro Manila and we hope to cover 80 percent of that soon,” Globe chief technology and Information officer Gil Genio said.

“We are probably in the two-thirds range right now. To complement this, we have also begun to roll out in six key cities in Visayas and Mindanao as part of the overall change we are making to bring 5G to more places and customers in the country,” he said. 

Topics: Globe Telecom Inc. , 5G , Ayala Group
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