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Globe further expands 5G roaming services with new partnerships


Ayala-led Globe Telecom Inc. said Friday it continues to further expand its 5G roaming services as it continues to ramp up its partnerships with 5G-ready companies.

This, as the telco anticipates the travel industry’s gradual recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a statement, Globe said it sealed deals with the largest telco operators, namely Vivacom in Bulgaria, Viettel of Vietnam, and China Mobile of China.

The company added that by August, it will also partner with Tele2 of Sweden and Vivo of Brazil.

The announcement of the said new locations and partnerships expands Globe’s 5G outbound roaming availability in the following locations globally:

Asia

In Asia, Globe has partnered with Singapore through Singtel, Thailand through AIS Thailand, Vietnam through Viettel, China through China Mobile and China Unicom, Hong Kong through CSL, South Korea through KT Corp and SK Telecom, and Taiwan through Taiwan Mobile for 5G roaming services.

Middle East

The telco also has partnered with several companies in the Middle East, namely Kuwait through STC and Ooredoo, Oman through Omantel, Qatar through Ooredoo, Saudi Arabia through Mobily, Turkey through Turkcell, and United Arab Emirates through du and Etisalat

Europe

Globe also built partnerships in Europe, namely with Vivacom in Bulgaria; with Telia Company in Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Norway, and Sweden; and Italy through Telecom Italia.

North America

In North America, Globe’s 5G roaming services are present in Canada through Telus and in the United States of America through AT&T.

“We continuously build partnerships with telcos from all over the world so we can provide our customers with better data roaming experience at affordable costs, wherever they may be,” said Coco Domingo, Globe vice president for Postpaid and International.

To experience 5G roaming, Globe said postpaid subscribers only have to turn on mobile data and data roaming on their device settings. There is no need to register.

Prepaid users may enjoy various roaming promos by registering via the GlobeOne or GCash apps or dialing *143#, it said. —Ted Cordero/KBK, GMA News

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