The upgrades will provide better connectivity to customers because of faster and more advanced technologies. Globe will replace its old 3G equipment with 5G-ready 4G LTE infrastructure in Bacolod City, Cebu City, Mandaue, Lapu-Lapu in Visayas; and in Davao City and Cagayan de Oro in Mindanao.
“Boosted by the positive feedback we received from customers who noted significant improvements in their call, SMS and data services after the site upgrades, we are upgrading more areas with the newest available technology that will respond to their needs better. We want our customers to make the most of the opportunities that are now available to them through better connectivity,” said Joel Agustin, Globe SVP for Program Development.
Globe has upgraded its network into 5G-ready 4G LTE in 199 cities and towns in Metro Manila, Rizal, Quezon, Albay, Oriental Mindoro, Bataan, Leyte, Agusan del Sur and Pampanga to name a few. The company is expected to fast track its shift to 4G LTE this year, making it the new standard of mobile internet in the Philippines. This development is in line with global best practice as 3G technology is now considered obsolete.
Globe has been encouraging its customers nationwide to change their SIMs to a 5G-ready 4G/LTE SIM and upgrade their devices to a 4G LTE device.
SIM change is free at any Globe Stores and customers will retain their old number. For security reasons, customers are advised to upgrade their SIM at the Globe Store only.
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Customers who wish to upgrade their mobile devices can also check online at https://shop.globe.com.ph/devices/5g-mobile-phones for the most affordable 4G/LTE devices available.
Globe has laid out a 3-pronged strategy for its Network Upgrades and expansion, which includes aggressive cell site builds; upgrading its cell sites to 4G/LTE using many different frequencies; and fast tracking the fiberization of Filipino homes nationwide.
The company likewise supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, specifically UNSDG No. 9 which recognizes the importance of infrastructure and innovation as crucial drivers of economic growth and development. Globe has vowed to uphold the 10 United Nations Global Compact principles and 10 UN SDGs.