Philippines Will Be The First Country In Southeast Asia To Experience 5G
Globe, a local telco has unveiled the first 5G postpaid plans for homes to be launched soon. With this move, the Philipines will be the first country in Southeast Asia to experience commercial fifth-generation (5G) fixed wireless broadband.
Globe At Home Air Fiber 5G is the first 5G wireless broadband product unveiled by Globe. With it, more Filipinos at home will have a 5G connection despite the telco’s challenges in rolling out fiber optic cables across the country.
According to Ernest Cu, the President and CEO of Globe, Globe At Home Air Fiber 5G makes use of fixed location wireless radios instead of fiber optic cables which enables the company to go over the circuitous approval process of deploying a fiber optic cable—a task which proves to be arduous and involves securing multiple permits from local government units.
The postpaid plans unveiled offer fiber-like speeds of up to 100Mbps and super-sized data packages of up to 2 Terabytes (TB). These 5G connection packages will be initially available in select areas in Pasig, Cavite, and Bulacan in July.
The pricing for Globe At Home Air 5G are as follows:
- PHP1,899 per month for 20Mbps
- PHP2,499 for 50Mbps
- PHP2899 for 100Mbps.
All of the said packages will be capped at 2TB .
5G technology enables the use of Internet of Things (IoT) for today’s intelligent homes. Internet connection that is faster, more secure and with lower latency brought by 5G significantly enhanced entertainment and security systems at home, promising a digital experience that is more seamless, reliable and intuitive for the modern Filipino household.