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Globe to expand 5G coverage to 80% of Metro Manila by yearend

Ayala-led Globe Telecom Inc. is expanding the availability of its 5G service to 17 key cities in the National Capital Region, Visayas and Mindanao.

5G is the latest wireless internet connectivity that promises faster speeds, higher bandwidth, and more stable internet connections compared to 4G.

“We have a very active 5G development in Metro Manila and we hope to cover 80 percent of that soon,” said Gil Genio, chief technology and information officer of Globe.

“We are probably in the two-thirds range right now. To complement this, we have also begun to roll out in six key cities in Visayas and Mindanao as part of the overall change we are making to bring 5G to more places and customers in the country,” he added.

In Metro Manila, Globe has expanded to other areas in line with its goal to cover around 80% of Metro Manila by the end of the year.

Globe’s 5G rollout is part of a three-pronged strategy for network upgrades and expansion, which includes aggressive cell site builds, upgrading its cell sites to 4G/LTE using many different frequencies, and fast tracking the fiberization of Filipino homes nationwide.

Out of its P50.3 billion capex this year, P33.4 billion had already been spent by Globe.

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