We reported last month that local operator Globe Telecom will offer the first commercial 5G service in the Philippines in July.
(Update, February 7, 2020: Finally, a 5G smartphone! Read Globe launches first 5G phone in the Philippines.)
And so fast-forward to today, the company has announced that its Globe At Home Air Fiber 5G postpaid plans are now available in Barangay Buting in Pasig City. Yes, one area in NCR for now. But it’s a start.
The new service will also roll out to Greenpark in Cainta, Rizal; Woodland Hills in Carmona, Cavite; and Carissa Homes 2A and 2B, Palmera Homes in San Jose del Monte, Bulacan. It will be offered as early as September. More locations will open up in the coming weeks and months, we’re told.
Currently, Globe At Home Air Fiber 5G plans are available at the following pricing tiers:
- P1,899 (around $37) per month for up to 20Mbps (supports 16 devices)
- P2,499 ($49) per month for up to 50Mbps (supports 25 devices)
- P2,899 ($57) per month for up to 100Mbps (supports 32 devices)
All subscription will come with 2TB of data, free installation, zero modem fee, and six-month access to top streaming sites, such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and DisneyLife. Even better, Globe is also offering to waive the first three months of payment for a limited time.
The minimum committed speed is 30% for all subscription, meaning the 20Mbps plan should deliver internet speeds of at least 6Mbps. All plans have a lock-in period of 24 months.
In case you’re not familiar with Air Fiber 5G, the service uses Globe’s existing fiber infrastructure to provide fiber-quality internet access in a fixed location. The difference between the new plans and existing 4G and wired-fiber offers is that Air Fiber 5G uses a 5G wireless modem — in this case, a Huawei 5G CPE Pro home router — which makes rollout more time-efficient and less costly.
Speed test at the Globe At Home Air Fiber 5G launch in June 2019 (raw video)
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