Globe announces the first ever 5G-powered service in Southeast Asia called “Globe At Home AirFiber 5G” on June 20, 2019.
Globe has been a great alliance of the surfing and even off-line needs of their customers for decades. The company offers a variety of promos depending on your needs, one of those is the new “At HomeAir Fiber 5G”.
Ernest Cu, Globe CEO announced with gladness and so much honor with the arrival of their first 5G-powered service, called “Globe At Home AirFiber 5G” on June 20, 2019. As promised by the company during their 2018 5G launching, now the promise has been fulfilled by the second quarter of 2019.
At Home AirFiber 5G is a fixed service just like any other traditional wired fiber services, excluding a base station beams connectivity to the home as opposed to delivering it via a last-mile wired connection.
“It is still the second quarter, right?” said at their launching event, in response to their promised deadline. Successfully the promise was met a few days before the said deadline.
As a result of launching AirFiber 5G in the Philippines, Globe became the first ever 5G service provider in Southeast Asia, and Cu added, 3rd in Asia after South Korea and Japan.
Globe At Home AirFiber 5G isn’t a mobile wireless 5G. Like any other traditional wired services, it’s a fixed service except, in this case, a base station beams connectivity to the home as opposed to delivering it via a last-mile wired connection.
“Globe At Home AirFiber 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,” Cu explained.
“The right of process can sometimes take years to obtain, causing drastic delays in fiber optic roll-out completion,” he added.
The Globe At Home AirFiber 5G post-paid plans offer speeds up to 100Mbps and super-sized data packages of up to two terabytes in areas in Pasig, Cavite, and Bulacan. It will be available to eligible customers in July 2019. Plans are priced:
PHP 1899/month – up to 20Mbps
PHP 2499/month – up to 50Mbps
PHP 2899/month – up to 100Mbps
AirFiber 5G is part of Globe’s vision of connecting two million homes by the year 2020.