Globe Telecom announced that it officially launched the mobile 5G connectivity for Globe and TM subscribers.
Initially offered for Globe Postpaid and Platinum last February, the inclusion of the Ayala-led telco’s prepaid customers to the 5G connectivity started last August 24.
“As the Philippines is largely a Prepaid market, we are thrilled to be the first telecom to expand the 5G service to them. With the vision of bringing the next generation of connectivity to all, Globe Prepaid and TM customers have now been enabled to enjoy the 5G service. And, with the goal of making high-speed internet access to as many Filipinos as possible, we will continue to broaden our 5G coverage and make 5G-enabled devices more accessible,” says Globe VP for Strategic Platforms and Partnerships Coco Domingo. “We envision a world of impossibilities made possible by Globe 5G.”
Globe users need not purchase new SIM cards to experience the new network, as they can already enjoy 5G with their existing 4G LTE SIM and a 5G-capable device. The telco currently offers the upgraded network in select areas such as in Bonifacio Global City (BGC), Makati CBD, Rockwell Center, Ortigas CBD, and strategic areas along EDSA and C5.
In 2019, Globe became the first telco in Southeast Asia to launch 5G when it introduced it’s AirFiber broadband for Globe at Home subscribers. Shortly after, Globe unveiled the first 5G service for mobile and introduced the first 5G device in the country, followed by more affordable 5G-capable phones.