Globe rolls out fiber optics to Binondo for up to 1Gbps connection
Earlier today, Globe Telecom has launched its fiberization of the world’s oldest Chinatown that will allow residents and businesses to enjoy up to 1Gbps of internet speeds.
In partnership with the local government unit (LGU) of the City of Manila, the telco was able to begin its rollout of fiber optic cables making Binondo as the 1st Globe Connected District. This $1 million investment should benefit 5,000 new business and home subscribers especially when it gets completed by Q3 of the year.
Apart from fiber optics, the telco will also roll out small cell technology around the district to expand the coverage and capacity of their 3G and LTE network.
This project of Globe is the pilot rollout of fiber broadband across the country wherein they envision to deploy an ‘internet super highway’ to 20,000 barangays by the year 2020 for 2 million homes.