Globe plans 5G service in 2019
Globe Telecom Inc. plans to launch fifth generation (5G) wireless service by the second quarter of next year, which will make it one of the first operators in the world to launch the next generation mobile technology.
Ernest Cu, president and CEO of Globe, said the 5G technology would enable the company to use Air Fiber technology with respect to the deployment of fixed wireless broadband that would benefit individual customers at home and business clients alike.
“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.
The 5G network will boast of higher speeds, lower latency, and better capacity. This will enable Globe to deploy fixed wireless broadband at a fiber speed.
“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,” Cu said.
The right of process can sometimes take years to obtain delaying fiber optic roll-out completion.
The 5G technology is expected to accelerate the adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) in the country.