Globe’s nationwide rollout of 5G technology is set to impact Filipinos’ lives in more ways than one. This next-generation network is causing a ripple of developments that can help consumers keep in step with today’s fast-paced life.
Much like how the MIT Technology Review once described 5G as a “technological paradigm shift, similar to the shift from typewriter to computer,” Globe will help usher in a new era of connectivity that will help Filipinos discover and enjoy new ways to connect, watch, play and so much more.
Globe 5G is 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.
“With 5G technology, our customers are given more ways to elevate their mobile and data experiences. 5G will be the next step in helping Filipinos cope with the challenges of the new normal,” said Coco Domingo, Globe VP for Postpaid and International Business.
Here are some exciting examples of how 5G can help consumers with their daily lives.
1. Seamless Video Calls
5G technology is all about speed. This means conference calls with no lag, crystal-clear audio and sharp video resolution. So whether a friend, family member or colleague is just right around the block or in another continent, 5G technology will let consumers connect with them clearly, so they can say goodbye to glitch catch-ups or conference calls.
2. Next-level Gaming
Mobile gaming already has a huge global market and in the Philippines, mobile is the gaming platform of choice for most Filipinos. Seventy-four percent of Filipinos online play games on mobile. Gamers will be thrilled to find out that 5G can take their experience to new heights, with better-looking graphics and lightning-fast, stable connections that would allow multiplayer games to be played seamlessly on mobile devices. 5G will also complement games played in newer forms such as Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality technology.
3. High-quality Streaming
Streaming services have become a very popular mode of entertainment in the Philippines. And in today’s landscape where the health crisis has shut down most cinemas because of the pandemic, staying at home and binge-watching movies and TV series on Netflix and Amazon Prime, for example, is the next best thing. And as streaming services take hold of the entertainment space, so does the demand for high-quality online streaming and Globe’s 5G services provide just that. With the improved bandwidth and faster service, customers can have access to a stable connection that makes sure that their viewing experience is not hampered by sudden glitches and untimely buffering. So they can just sit back, relax, and enjoy the show.
4. Self-driving cars, robotics
5G technology will be able to bring the Internet of Things (IoT) into the way we travel like having self-driving cars in the next few years. 5G will usher in a new era in robotics as the technology brings more convenience in everyday living.
Globe continues to be at the forefront of the mobile revolution. Apart from being the very first telecommunications company to launch 5G for broadband in Southeast Asia back in 2019, it also introduced the first 5G service for mobile and the first 5G device in the country last year.
Globe has not rested on its laurels. The company continues to upgrade its infrastructure to boost the connectivity and mobile experience of consumers as 5G technology becomes available in various areas around the country.
Globe’s network upgrades and expansion are also in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, in particular, UN SDG No. 9, which underscores the importance of infrastructure and innovation as significant drivers of economic growth and development. Globe has pledged to advocate the 10 United Nations Global Compact principles and 10 UN SDGs.