Major telco player Globe remains steadfast in its commitment to providing robust and accessible 5G wireless connectivity across the country, which comes as 356 new 5G sites are established as of June 2023. The recent upgrade increased the 5G’s outdoor coverage to nearly 95 percent (97.44 percent) within the National Capital Region (NCR) and 91 percent across Visayas and Mindanao.

A milestone achievement for Globe, the network service provider said that it has logged 5.2 million 5G devices on its network as of June 2023. It highlights the consumers’ adoption and trust of Globe’s 5G technology.

Globe SVP, Network Planning and Engineering, Joel Agustin said that the telco’s “relentless pursuit of expanding 5G technology” reflects Globe’s “dedication and commitment” to its user base.

Further, Agustin emphasized Globe’s belief in the “transformative power of 5G” in improving the “digital lives of Filipinos.”

Shedding light on the concept behind the non-stop expansion, Agustin said that continuous investment in infrastructure is aimed at uplifting the customer experience. That is, to deliver a “highly consistent and available network.”

Additionally, the Globe exec claimed that the scope of the upgrade extends to both capacity and coverage to enhance service performance, network fortification for better service availability, and continuous optimization for better service quality.

A step up from 4G and LTE, 5G is the latest evolution in mobile communication technology, offering faster data transfer rates, more stable connectivity, and a wide reach. At the forefront of the various 5G technologies, Globe has been testing and piloting end-to-end network slicing, 5G stand-alone, and 5G stand-alone networks.

Despite lower spending compared to last year in the same time frame, Globe has managed to channel Php37.7 billion (a drop of 25 percent) and is expected to reach Php71.5 billion by the end of the year (30 percent smaller than last year). 90 percent of the capital will be used to improve data demand as customers become more reliant on connectivity with their day-to-day activities at school, work, and leisure.

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