Pilipinas ang unang makakaranas ng fifth-generation (5G) fixed wireless broadband technology sa Southeast Asia sa bagong handog ng Globe Telecom na Globe At Home Air Fiber 5G postpaid plans.
Ayon kay Globe President and CEO Ernest Cu, layunin ng nasabing postpaid plan na mapabilis ang internet services sa bansa at maikonekta ang bawat Pilipino, saan mang sulok ng mundo.
“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,” saad ni Cu.
Ang Globe At Home Air Fiber 5G postpaid plans ay may speed na aabot sa 100Mbps na hanggang 2 terabytes data package na unang ilulunsad sa piling area sa Pasig, Cavite, at Bulacan.
Target ng Globe Telecom na maikabit ang kanilang 5G technology sa dalawang milyong kabahayan pagdating ng 2020.
“Prior to Air Fiber 5G, we have aggressively utilized fixed wireless solutions to connect more homes and businesses to the internet over airwaves. This strategy resulted in home broadband subscriber base increasing by 55.1% to 1.7 million in the first three months of 2019 from 1.1 million in the same period in 2016,” ayon kay Cu.
Sa July 2019 ay magiging available na ang Globe at Home Air Fiber 5, magsisimula ang plan sa P1899 na may 20Mbps speed, P2499 para sa 50Mbps at P2899 para sa 100Mbps.
“Globe At Home Air Fiber 5G makes use of fixed location wireless radios instead of fiber optic cables which enables the company to go over the circuitous approval process of deploying a fiber optic cable – a task which proves to be arduous and involves securing multiple permits from local government units,” ayon kay Cu. “The right of process can sometimes take years to obtain, causing drastic delays in fiber optic roll-out completion.”