Philippines operator Globe Telecom announced it expanded its 5G network to 17 key cities in populous areas Metro Manila, Visayas and Mindanao, as the operator continues its mass connectivity upgrade campaign.
In a statement, the company said it was accelerating upgrades of its technology to further improve connectivity, mobile experience and unlock the potentials of 5G for its customers in: Bacolod, Boracay, Iloilo, Talisay, Lapu-Lapu, Cordova, Minglanilla, and Cebu City in Visayas; and in Davao City and Cagayan De Oro in Mindanao when it becomes available.
The company said in its 5G network had reached in certain areas of Davao City, and currently on track to cover 80% of Metro Manila by the end of the year.
"We have a very active 5G development in Metro Manila and we hope to cover 80% of that soon. We are probably in the two-thirds range right now. To complement this, we have also begun to roll out in six key cities in Visayas and Mindanao as part of the overall change we are making to bring 5G to more places and customers in the country," said Gil Genio, Globe chief technology and information officer.
The operator pledged in September massive investments for its large-scale network upgrade to meet surging connectivity demands, due to lockdown measures.