Globe to roll out 5G service in Filipino households before end of June

How about a 5G connection at home?

Globe Telecom Inc.has announced that it is now gearing up to roll out its first fifth generation (5G) service wireless home broadband service in the next two months.

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It was confirmed by Globe Vice President for Product Development Francisco “Cocoy” Claravall; saying that they are looking to switch to a 5G home broadband service before the end of the second quarter.

In a report, Claravall said the company’s 5G commercial proposition is “geared towards connecting more Filipino homes via fixed wireless broadband before the end of the second quarter this year.”

Claravall furthered that they have been preparing their network since late 2017 by installing Massive multiple input, multiple output  (MIMO) technology to make it 5G-ready.

In June 2018, the Ayala-led telco announced its 5G wireless technology adoption in the Philippines to provide huge ability to handle large amounts of data at a faster speed.  

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“We are happy to bring the Philippines in line with other countries that are early adopters of 5G. Once again, we stay true to our commitment to bring first-world internet in the country,” Globe President and CEO Ernest Cu  said.

The telecom said in February that it has spent P63 billion or approximately $1.2 billion this year to sustain the demand for mobile data.

Meanwhile, its rival PLDT is also taking the same track as it recently tapped global firm Cisco to develop 5G-ready transport infrastructure that aims to raise PLDT’s fiber network to the next level.

The project is expected to be ready in three years, officials revealed.

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