Globe Telecom Inc.’s 5G outdoor service now covers 80 percent of Metro Manila, its chief honcho said on Thursday.
Ernest L. Cu, the company’s president, said this means that Globe now has 884 locations in Metro Manila that are powered by 5G. This feat, he added, was achieved through the sustained modernization of telco’s existing network.
“We continue to invest on our network so our customers get to experience the many promises and opportunities of the most advanced technologies like 5G. With our aggressive roll outs, our network is getting closer to making the whole of Metro Manila 5G ready. Ultimately, our goal is to make the 5G experience as pervasive as possible,” he said.
Cu said Globe customers in Bonifacio Global City, Makati, and Ortigas commercial business districts can now enjoy 97 percent, 95 percent, and 97 percent coverage, respectively.
Other Metro Manila cities and their corresponding coverage rates are as follows: San Juan (91 percent), Pateros (91 percent), Mandaluyong (86 percent), Makati (84 percent), Caloocan (84 percent), Manila (83 percent), Marikina (83 percent), Pasig (81 percent), and Quezon City (80 percent).
Cu noted that Globe is also making efforts to “boost further” the 5G readiness in Cebu and Davao, where Globe’s 5G outdoor service covers 61 percent and 60 percent of the cities respectively.
Globe is spending P70 billion in capital expenditures this year to further expand its network through the installation of around 2,000 new cell towers and the deployment of more fiber optic lines across the country.