Globe Telcom readies to deploy 5G SA tech in Philippines

Globe Telcom readies to deploy 5G SA tech in Philippines

Philippines telco Globe Telecom will launch 5G standalone (SA) technology in the Philippines as it looks to bring a wide range of use cases to customers.

The provider of telecommunications services in the Philippines said that it is conducting a Standalone 5G (SA) trial in the city of Makati. Testing of the 5G SA trial began in May.

“Globe will soon be bringing this technology to its customers as it embarks upon extending this from the location in Valero to other parts of Metro Manila and beyond,” the company said.

Globe’s current 5G network is deployed via 5G non-standalone (NSA) architecture, which is the first phase of 5G that allows faster internet speeds. The operator also noted it is stepping up its NSA rollout, with 1,854 sites deployed across the country.

“Globe is creating new possibilities with 5G SA. We are all set to leverage these enablers to make our 5G value proposition more compelling and competitive. 5G SA will allow us to do more services for multiple industries with new business models,” Globe President and CEO Ernest Cu said.