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Globe on track to roll out 5G service in next two months

Globe Telecom Inc. is on track to switch on its first 5G fixed wireless home broadband service in the next two months, a top official of the company said Thursday.

According to Globe vice president for Product Development Francisco "Cocoy" Claravall, the Ayala-led telco hopes to power on its 5G home broadband service before the end of the second quarter.

"Our 5G commercial proposition is geared towards connecting more Filipino homes via fixed wireless broadband before the end of the second quarter this year," Claravall said in a text message.

This is in line with earlier pronouncements of Globe President and CEO Ernest Cu who announced the targeted rollout in the second quarter of 2019.

"We have prepared our network since late 2017 by installing Massive MIMO (multiple input, multiple output) technology to make it 5G ready," said Claravall.

The company in February announced a spending program of P63 billion or approximately $1.2 billion this year, mainly on sustaining the demand for mobile data.

Meanwhile, Globe's competitor PLDT Inc. has inked a multi-billion dollar contract with global technology firm Cisco to upgrade the local telco's IP transport infrastructure into a fully 5G ready network. —LDF, GMA News

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