Recently, Globe formally announced the 5th generation of wireless technology in the Philippines. It targets to roll out 5G Globe at Home broadband in mid-2019.
The 5G network will help mobile users to boost their internet speed, have a lower latency, and better capacity. This will enable to deploy fixed wireless broadband at a fiber speed.
According to Mr. Ernest Cu, the 5G technology would enable Globe to use Air Fiber technology in relation to
the deployment of fixed wireless broadband that would benefit their home and business customers. He also added that Air Fiber internet could provide internet speed ranging from 50 Mbps to 100 Mbps.
Globe and Huawei are collaborating in this journey to ensure network readiness to support these services.
Globe has been spending over 31% of its annual total revenues to upgrade and expand its telecommunication and IT infrastructure. For years, Globe has been ramping up its capital spend from P21.1 billion in 2012 to P36.7 billion in 2016 and P42.5 billion in 2017, in order to provide its subscribers of better broadband services. Globe recently disclosed that it will further accelerate its capital spend to over P43.5 billion this year.
With the launch of 5G technology, more opportunities and possibilities with surely be at disposal for the Philippine economy especially those in e-commerce.