Globe to introduce 5G Globe At Home Service by Q2 2019
Just as Smart starts testing 5G with the opening of their Technolab, Globe also launched their own campaign to bring the next generation network in the Philippines.
The Telecom company is hard at work to be able to bring 5G services commercially to the Philippines by mid-2019. The next generation network technology is expected to accelerate the adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) locally.
“We have been preparing our network for sometime now with our existing vendor partners, including Huawei Technologies. We are happy to bring the Philippines in line with other countries that are early adopters of 5G. Once again, we stay true to our commitment to bring first-world internet in the country,” Globe President and CEO Ernest Cu.
5G would also enable Globe to be able to use Air Fiber technology that will allow the deployment of fixed wireless broadbands to home and business clients. Apart from that, the technology is expected to allow the company to deploy fiber optic cables without the long and arduous process of getting multiple permits from local government units.
“Air Fiber internet, which makes use of fixed location wireless radios instead of fiber, could provide speeds ranging from 50 Mbps to 100 Mbps,” Cu said.