Globe Telecom (Globe) is expecting a higher number of 5G device activation this 2022 among its customers as they continuously drive the expansion of their 5G mobile network across the country.
As of end-December 2021, Globe has detected over 1.62 million 5G devices in its network, where a huge chunk of these came from prepaid brands. This shows a staggering 300% ownership growth in the fourth quarter versus the first quarter of last year. “We expect this momentum to continue, especially as all major device partners today carry and banner 5G handsets in their portfolios coupled with our continued 5G network expansion,” said Darius Delgado, Globe Head of Consumer Mobile Business.
Currently, Globe has over 2,000 5G sites – 96% of which are in the National Capital Region and 84% are in key cities in Visayas and Mindanao. To help push further the 5G expansion, Globe has made several entry-level and mid-range 5G smartphone models available for free if subscribed to a postpaid plan or at a price that is easy on the wallet if bought separately.
On the other hand, Globe has maintained its spot as the only Philippine telco with the widest 5G coverage in Europe by adding 5G roaming services in more countries across the continent. Globe also continues to partner with more 5G-ready telcos worldwide to allow customers to enjoy a convenient high-speed data roaming experience.