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Over 700K Globe customers now use 5G devices

More than 700,000 Globe Telecom subscribers are now using 5G devices as of end-May as the group continued its network expansion.
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More subscribers are now using 5G devices

The telco giant said in a statement it recorded a double-digit increase in the number of customers on 5G devices.

Globe ended the first quarter with 560,000 customers using 5G-ready handsets. After two months, the number ballooned to more than 700,000 users.

Joel Agustin, Globe senior vice president for Program Delivery, Network Technical Group, said the telco expects the number to increase further amid its aggressive network expansion.

We are expecting the rise in numbers as we make the 5G technology more pervasive in key locations not only in Metro Manila but in highly-urbanized cities in Visayas and Mindanao. The entry of affordable 5G-capable mobile devices has also made it possible for more people to use the technology, Agustin said.

He also stressed that Globe is targeting to make its 5G coverage available in more areas in the Visayas and Mindanao.

The company now has 5G outdoor coverage in at least 88 percent of the National Capital Region with 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’s 5G network is also active in at least 82 percent or more in 13 cities in Metro Manila.

5G 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 Mindanao, 5G is now accessible in 73 percent of Davao City and 72 percent of Cagayan De Oro City. Six additional 5G cell towers are also being installed in General Santos.

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