By Chriselda Gesultura
Globe logged 73% growth in 5G traffic for the first half of this year compared to the same period last year as it continues to expand network coverage across the country.
5G or fifth generation mobile technology provides lower latency, higher speed, and increased capacity than 4G LTE networks, allowing better user experience.
Majority of the usage came from Metro Manila, which has close to full 5G coverage at nearly 97%. The top three towns with the highest number of 5G users in June 2022 were Quezon City, Makati and Manila.
Aside from Metro Manila, neighboring provinces are also beginning to adopt 5G technology. Meycauayan, San Jose del Monte, and Santa Maria topped the list for Bulacan, while Bacoor, Imus, and Dasmariñas led in Cavite.
“Globe goes beyond telco by creating and enabling digital life for Filipinos. To do this, we continue to build and advance our network infrastructure to accommodate new technologies like 5G. We are happy to see the rising adoption of 5G among our customers as this technology allows them to do more,” said Darius Delgado, Head of Globe’s Consumer Mobile Business.
Globe’s expansion of 5G technology is in line with its commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, particularly UN SDG No. 9, which highlights the roles of infrastructure and innovation as crucial drivers of economic growth and development.
Because of its strong thrust towards information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure growth, Globe was able to accelerate 5G rollout beginning last year. It has put up over 900 5G sites in the first semester of 2022 on top of more than 2,000 sites and in-building solutions installed as of 2021, prioritizing areas identified with critical mass of early 5G adopters among active data users.