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More areas in Metro Manila 5G ready, says Globe

'We’re firing up our 5G within these cities’ select vicinities which are residential areas and centers of daily commerce,' says Coco Domingo, Globe VP for Strategic Platforms and Partnerships

Globe Telecom, Incorporated on Saturday, September 19, announced 9 more areas in Metro Manila that are 5G ready.

In a press statement, Globe identified the areas as the following:

  • Taguig
  • Pasig
  • Mandaluyong
  • Marikina
  • Paran͂aque
  • Muntinlupa
  • Las Pin͂as
  • Valenzuela
  • Caloocan

“We’re firing up our 5G within these cities’ select vicinities which are residential areas and centers of daily commerce,” said Coco Domingo, Globe vice president for Strategic Platforms and Partnerships.

“The deployment of Globe’s 5G is strategic as we’re targeting those main nerve centers that in the very near future would benefit greatly from the transformative power of better and faster connectivity,” Domingo added.

Globe initially rolled out its 5G network in Bonifacio Global City (BGC), Makati Central Business District, Rockwell Center, Ortigas CBD, and strategic areas along EDSA and C5.

Globe said that it has also deployed 5G capable handsets for its prepaid and TM customers in key areas in BGC, Makati CBD, Rockwell Center, Ortigas CBD, and other key locations along EDSA and C5.  These are available in their stores and online shop, and official dealers and resellers.

Globe has also rolled out its 5G ready devices bundled with postpaid plans. The introductory price and discounts applied to the mobile phones are available until September 30, 2020 via Globe’s online shop and stores nationwide.  

The 5G enabled phones are ready to connect to the 5G network, without any additional charges, Globe said.

Globe said subscribers who are still using 3G SIMs may opt to switch to 4G SIMs, and those using 2G or 3G SIMs can bring their SIMs to Globe stores to upgrade to 4G for free.

Those with postpaid plans can request to have their SIMs changed through the  GlobeOne App.

With the launch of Air Fiber 5G in 2019, Globe became the first service provider to launch a 5G-powered service in Southeast Asia, and third in Asia after South Korea and Japan.

In February 2020, it made the “first-ever international 5G video call in the country.” – Rappler.com

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