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First areas where you can try Globe and Smart 5G in the Philippines

Now that both Globe and Smart have initially launched their postpaid 5G services, those own a 5G-ready smartphone can try the next-generation connectivity technology.
First areas where you can try Globe and Smart 5G in the Philippines
File photo: A Globe 5G antenna in BGC

But since the commercial 5G deployment is still on its infancy stage, you will only find a few locations. If you own a 5G-powered smartphone and you want to try here, have a look below.

First locations where you can try Globe and Smart 5G in the Philippines:

Globe 5G BGC speedtest (left), Smart 5G Megamall speedtest (right)
Globe 5G BGC speed test (left), Smart 5G Megamall speed test (right)

Globe 5G - Select locations in BGC, Makati (Valero Street), Rockwell Center, Ortigas (Gen. Malvar Street)
Globe At Home 5G - Select areas of Pasig, Bulacan, and Cavite
Smart 5GMakati Central Business District (CBD), Bonifacio Global City CBD, Araneta City, SM Megamall, and Mall of Asia Bay Area
Smart 5G soonNorth Avenue Quezon City, Taft Avenue Manila, Ortigas CBD, and Clark Green City Pampanga

If 5G is not yet in your area, fret not. A 5G antenna is smaller and easier to deploy than 4G. Several existing 4G towers in the country can also support 5G antennas.
5G very promising, it is way faster than 4G
5G very promising, it is way faster than 4G

Plus, both Globe and Smart will spend about PHP 60 to 70B each this year for network upgrades—both 5G and 4G. Also, it seems that the Philippine government will finally help the telcos get permits to build cell towers faster.

These developments suggest that sooner or later, more Filipinos will be able to experience the benefits of 5G's super-fast speeds.

Globe also said that it will make sure 5G is enjoyed by more Filipinos soon. Outside of Metro Manila, Globe will roll out 5G starting 2021.

As of writing, there's a total of 15 5G-ready smartphones that are now available in the Philippines. 7 of them are from Huawei, 5 from Xiaomi, 2 from OnePlus, and 1 from Samsung.

Soon, vivo and realme will reveal their 5G-ready handsets as well. Samsung is also scheduled to launch 5G-ready devices on August 5.

Note: Make sure that your phone is either Globe or Smart 5G-certified to enjoy 5G. If you're in a 5G zone, your 5G-enabled device will show a 5G signal name or icon.

There's no word yet when will 5G be available for prepaid subscribers.

Related: PH telcos are intensifying 4G network upgrades parallel with 5G rollout

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