Globe Telecom Inc. has tapped China’s smartphone giant Huawei to bring the first 5G ready device in the Philippines.
“Today is another milestone in our collaboration with Huawei that is consistently growing stronger,” said Globe president and chief executive Ernest Cu.
“A few months back, we brought together 5G technology to Filipino homes, and now, we bring the most powerful and first ever 5G capable smartphone in the country to our mobile customers,” he added.
The new Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G is available for free via Globe ThePLATINUM 4999 Plan for customers starting February 8, 2020.
The Mate 30 Pro 5G is powered by Kirin 990 5G—one of the world’s fastest processors that lets users take advantage of high-speed 5G NSA and SA networks.
Offering roughly 10 times the speed of 4G networks, the device’s 5G capability delivers ultra-fast speed with almost real time latency (90 percent lower than 4G) that enables doing resource-heavy online activities like cloud gaming, HD livestreaming and HD video calls with stunning ease.
Globe last year became the first mobile operator in Southeast Asia to commercially launch 5G for home.
The telecom giant 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 capital expenditures in 2020, which include the spillover of capex commitments from 2019.
Cu said the company increased its cell sites deployment last year by 139 percent from 2018.
The number of base stations last year also increased 69 percent from 2018.
In total, the expansions have made Globe LTE coverage available at almost 93 percent of cities and municipalities all over the country.
“Amid competitive pressures and rising challenges in the operating environment, Globe continues to fulfill its long-term commitment to provide the Philippines with first-world internet connectivity,” Cu said.