The fastest internet connection of 5G is now available in Iloilo City as Globe fired up the technology in 12 locations in the metropolis.
In a statement, Globe said that they are very aggressive in the modernization of their network especially in the last two months of 2020. This resulted in 5G availability in 1,045 areas in the country.
“We are rolling out more 5G areas this year to make this new technology more inclusive. We want more Globe customers to experience the difference of 5G technology in terms of better and faster connectivity. This technology has vast potentials and soon we will start rolling out cases that are best experienced with 5G,” said Coco Domingo, Globe VP for Postpaid and International.
5G is the 5th generation mobile network. It is a new global wireless standard after 1G, 2G, 3G, and 4G networks. 5G enables a new kind of network that is designed to connect virtually everyone and everything together including machines, objects, and devices.
According to Globe, their 5G is up to 20 times faster than LTE with fiber-fast speeds of up to 100 Mbps. It has an almost real-time latency allowing faster response time needed for new technologies. 5G’s data signals travel through data frequencies across three different spectrums: low-band (great area coverage), mid-band (smaller area coverage), and low-band (lowest area coverage). Unlike 4G and LTE that make use of two spectrum bands, 5G utilizes all three bands.
5G in Iloilo City
Where to find 5G data internet in Iloilo City? Globe did not give exact locations, but using nperf.com we can see 5G signal availability in areas:
- Junction in Dulonan, Arevalo;
- Stretch of Lopez Jaena Street from the junction of Fajardo Street until Central Philippine University;
- Diversion Road starting in front of UP Visayas campus until Carlos Bakeshop junction in Dungon A;
- El-98 and Burgos streets around Jaro Big Market area up until the front of Jaro Elementary School;
- Part of Esplanade 3 (from Diversion Bridge to Jalandoni Bridge);
- Gen. Luna and Jalandoni streets around University of San Agustin;
- Portion of Ledesma and Mabini Streets in City Proper;
- Portion of Iznart street (in front of HuaSiong School to Amigo);
- MaryMart Mall area;
- St. Paul Hospital/University area;
- Robinsons Place Iloilo area (De Leon – Quezon streets)
Aside from Iloilo, 5G is also in seven locations of Negros Occidental; 64 in Cebu; and three in Aklan. Continued ramping of Globe facilities has also made the technology available in 25 sites in Misamis Oriental and 72 places in Davao del Sur in Mindanao.
In Cavite, 5G is present in three areas; five in Laguna and six in Bulacan.
“Along with expansion, the growing availability of 5G-enabled devices, especially those offered on Globe postpaid plans plus the compatibility of the LTE SIM to the 5G network, makes accessing the 5G technology much more seamless,” added Domingo.
Globe has laid out a 3-pronged strategy for its network upgrades and expansion, which includes aggressive cell site builds; upgrading its cell sites to 4G/LTE using many different frequencies; and fast-tracking the fiberization of Filipino homes nationwide.
The company likewise champions the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, specifically UNSDG No. 9 which recognizes the importance of infrastructure and innovation as crucial drivers of economic growth and development. Globe has vowed to uphold the 10 United Nations Global Compact principles and 10 UN SDGs.
To learn more about 5G possibilities in healthcare, entertainment and more, please listen to Globe podcast on Spotify: glbe.co/PossibilitiesPodcast. To learn more about 5G please visit: www.globe.com.ph/5g
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