A gigantic billboard of Globe Telecom is up along Cor. Lacson-BS Aquino Drive announcing its upgraded mobile internet connection to 5G. This as Dito Telecommunity began to turn on its cell towers around the city with promising download speed of 50Mbs based on speedtest result posted by intial users on the social media.
According to Globe, its 5G service can offer a speed of up to 20x 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, according to information from Globe’s website.
Below are areas that are now covered of Globe’s 5G in Bacolod.
|6th St.; Halando St.; Lopez Jaena St.; Tindalo Ave.|
|7th St. Extension; Narra Ave., Brgy. 7|
|Alunan Ave.; Corazon Ave.; Araneta Ave.|
|Araneta Ave.; Angel P. Villasor Ave.|
|Circumferential Rd cor. Burgos Ave.|
|Circumferential Rd; P. Hernaez Sr. Ext.; Rosario Ave.|
|Corazon Aquino Dr; Zircon St.|
|Emerald St.; Unnamed road near Iglesia Ni Cristo Local ng Rojas Village|
|Goldenfield Complex, Araneta Ave.|
|Josefina St.; Victoria St.; Mandalagan. near Eroreco Subdivision Park, Circumferential Rd near Akishola Village|
|Lacson St.; Aguinaldo St.; 12-17th Sts.|
|Lacson St.; Gatus St.; 27th St.|
|Lazuriaga St.; Gatuslao St.; Ballestero St.|
|Mabini St.; Luzuriaga St.; Gonzaga St.|
|Rizal St. cor Locsin St.|
|San Juan St. cor. S. Capitol Rd; Palanca St. Bredco2|
|St. Peter Ave.; P. Hernaez Ext; Circumferencial Rd|
To check if your sim card is 5G-ready, message SIM CHECK to 8080. To upgrade your prepaid sim to 5G, you may book an appointment before going to a Globe Store. Postpaid 3G users may simply request for a SIM change via the GlobeOne app.