Globe completes first 5G call

Are you ready for 5G?

Globe Telecom announced that it has completed its first-ever 5G call in the country.

In a press release, the Ayala-led telco company took the said call last February 21. Alan Garchitorena, Globe Director for Technology Enablement & Services Planning, took the call from Hui Weng Cheong, President of AIS, as the Bangkok-based company ran its first 5G video call test.

The call, which lasted more than three minutes, was made recently after Globe received the technical call from AIS when the mobile operator tested its own 5G network in Bangkok. Globe describes the call being glitch-free, ushering in a new era for calling. “It went very smoothly.  Superb. My appreciation for the support from the Globe Team,” Hui said after the call was made.

AIS has just acquired its new 5G spectrum the same day it made the call to Globe. Globe, on the other hand, aims to deliver more 5G capable areas by ramping up coverages in business district areas this year.

For his part, Mr. Garchitorena said that this is solid proof of Globe’s readiness to roll out mobile 5G in the country. “This technology will deliver a new era of digital use for AR, VR, Internet of Things (IoT),  industrial applications and much more in the Philippines,” he added.

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