A poster given to one of the existing Globe Platinum Home Broadband confirms our earlier information about Globe’s planned upgrade of the 50Mbps fiber line to just Php2,499. The poster below showed a discounted 50Mbps line to Php2,499 from Php4,999 for the first 12 months with a 24-month lock-in.
The one that is planned for October 24 as stated in the leaked documents we acquired looks like it will be a permanent upgrade to all new and existing Platinum subscribers.
The poster also indicated a 5Mbps minimum speed at 80% reliability.
This move is likely Globe’s response to the ranking reports of broadband speeds in Asia. We also note that only selected areas are affected by this increase due to the limited availability of their fiber network that has the capacity to deliver up to 1Gbps. Older lines that still run on copper wires will remain with the old subscription plans.