Globe At Home Air Fiber 5G to Launch in July; Service starts at P1899 for 20mbps
Last night Globe launched their latest forray into the world of 5G technology with the unveiling of the Globe at Home Air Fiber 5G which is aimed to bring improved Internet speeds at home.
The event also marks a big deal as this makes The Philippines the first country in Southeast Asia (SEA) to get commercial fifth generation (5G) fixed wireless broadband, again because of Globe at Home Air Fiber 5G postpaid plans.
The event was graced by Ernest Cu, Globe President and CEO, who was quoted saying:
The arrival of 5G has caused excitement in the global world of telecommunications. Today, we made a crucial step in fulfilling our goal of connecting more Filipino homes, and our vision of bringing first-world Internet to the Philippines.
With the launch of the service and the product comes bits of challenges. First off, not everybody will get the service initially. According to Globe, the first areas that will have the service are the following: Pasig, Bulacan and Cavite. Globe at Home Air Fiber 5G will be available to eligible customers in July 2019. Plans come at P1899 per month for up to 20Mbps, P2499 for up to 50Mbps and P2899 for up to 100Mbps. All come with up to 2TB data capacity.
Cu said that the company has been spending over 21% of its annual total revenues to upgrade and expand its telecommunication and IT infrastructure since 2012. “We have been ramping up our capital spend from P20.3 billion in 2012 to P43.3 billion in 2018, in order to provide our customers better broadband services,” he said.
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.