5G in the Philippines by 2019 – Globe

TAGUIG, Philippines – 5G wireless technology will be available commercially by the second quarter of 2019, revealed Globe Telecom at an event held in the BGC Amphitheatre Wednesday evening.

Globe Telecom President and CEO Ernest Cu performed the first-ever live demonstration of 5G wireless technology in the Philippines to members of the media, which peaked at 2.07 Gbps.

Hit play to watch the live 5G speed test (speed test starts 5 minutes in):

The technology will be adopted through Globe At Home, a fixed wireless broadband service, which will boast lower latency, better, capacity, and download speed rivalling fiber Internet connection.

“Air Fiber Internet, which makes use of fixed location wireless radios instead of fiber, could provide speeds ranging from 50 Mbps to 100 Mbps,” Cu said.

The company has been laying out the infrastructure for 5G since 2016 amidst multiple challenges preventing successful deployment of fiber optic cables, including the securing of permits from LGUs,

“We can bring the Internet to more homes by deploying 5G compared to a typical fiber optic roll-out,” Cu added.