The Ayala-led digital solutions platform, Globe, has expanded its 5G network coverage in Visayas region with the installation of 212 additional sites at the end of third quarter of 2022, a press release from the network said.
The additional towers will provide more consumers and businesses with improved connectivity and access to faster data speeds in key cities in the region to include Bacolod City, Iloilo, Boracay and Cebu, it said.
Twenty-five 5G towers were also installed in Mindanao that led to better connectivity in cities of Davao, Cagayan de Oro and Zamboanga.
“We believe that the expansion of 5G technology in Visayas and Mindanao is essential for driving economic growth, supporting innovation, and providing access to fast and reliable digital services for residents and businesses in these regions. It will also help spur further investment and support the emergence of a vibrant and dynamic digital economy,” said Joel Agustin, Globe Senior Vice President for Network Planning & Engineering.
Globe added that the expansion of 5G technology in Visayas and Mindanao is intended to help bridge the digital divide between these regions and the rest of the country. It aims to support economic development and enable residents to access a wider range of digital services and opportunities.
It is also beneficial to the growth of new industries and businesses in the said regions. This too can inspire innovation and competitiveness as companies seek to provide the best possible services to their customers, the press releases added.
5G technology is capable of delivering internet speeds up to 100 times faster than 4G. It also has less lag, making it suitable for video streaming and gaming.