Globe Telecom Inc. said Friday it expanded its roster of 5G-ready partner companies ahead of the travel industry’s gradual recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The telecom unit of the Ayala group sealed deals with Vivacom in Bulgaria, Viettel of Vietnam and China Mobile of China to give customers travelling in these countries access to 5G roaming services. By August, it will also partner with Tele2 of Sweden and Vivo of Brazil.
Globe said that in Asia, it teamed up with Singapore through Singtel, Thailand through AIS Thailand, Vietnam through Viettel, China through China Mobile and China Unicom, Hong Kong through CSL, South Korea through KT Corp and SK Telecom, and Taiwan through Taiwan Mobile.
It said that in the Middle East, it teamed up with Kuwait through STC and Ooredoo, Oman through Omantel, Qatar through Ooredoo, Saudi Arabia through Mobily, Turkey through Turkcell, and United Arab Emirates through du and Etisalat.