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Globe: Our outdoor 5G network now covers 88 percent of NCR

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Local telco giant Globe today shared an update regarding the availability of its 5G network in Metro Manila (NCR region).
Globe: Our outdoor 5G network now covers 88 percent of NCR
File photo: Globe 5G speed test in BGC

5G in 88 percent of the Metro!

According to the company, the Ookla Speedtest Intelligence data revealed that the company now has 88 percent coverage in NCR, the most available to customers with 5G capable devices in Q1 2021.

The 88 percent represents the company's 5G outdoor coverage. The Bonifacio Global City Central Business District (CBD) and Ortigas CBD having the highest coverage with a similar 97 percent. Makati CBD is third with 96 percent coverage while Pateros is fourth with 92 percent coverage.

Globe also claimed that its 5G network is also available in at least 82 percent or more in 13 cities in Metro Manila.

Outside of Metro Manila, Globe's 5G network is now accessible in 81 percent of Cebu City, 68 percent of Boracay Island, 67 percent of Bacolod City, and 53 percent of Iloilo City. In Cebu City, Globe 5G is now accessible in 81 percent of the area. You can also access its 5G services in 68 percent of Boracay Island, 67 percent of Bacolod City, 53 percent of Iloilo City, 73 percent of Davao City, and 72 percent of Cagayan De Oro City.

Globe is also currently installing 6 additional 5G cell towers in General Santos.

Globe noted that this is due to its sustained fire ups and boosting of 5G sites. To recap, 5G is the latest wireless internet connectivity that promises faster speeds, higher bandwidth, and more stable internet connections compared to 4G.

Parallel with the 5G network upgrade, Globe shared that the availability of affordable devices with the said connectivity technology has contributed to the increased usage of this technology.

We are happy that more customers are now adopting 5G technology so they can experience the advantages and benefits of 5G. Our customers are discovering the potential of 5G and how it improves their way of communicating, working, and making the most out of the opportunities available online especially in this time of the pandemic, said Issa Guevarra-Cabreira, Globe Chief Commercial Officer.

To those who missed it, Globe is the pioneer in 5G technology in the Philippines. It is the first mobile operator in Southeast Asia to commercially launch 5G AirFiber for Home use in 2019.

Globe expects more installations of 5G cell sites for the remaining six months as the demand continues to rise.

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