80% of Metro Manila now with Globe’s 5G outdoor coverage

You will need a 5G smartphone to take full advantage though.

Last year, telcos in the Philippines such as Globe have started to roll out 5G coverage. Now, Globe has announced that 80% of Metro Manila can now experience 5G outdoor coverage. This is thanks to the upgrade of 884 locations in Metro Manila into 5G-ready sites.

“We continue to invest on our network so our customers get to experience the many promises and opportunities of the most advanced technologies like 5G. With our aggressive roll outs, our network is getting closer to making the whole of Metro Manila 5G ready. Ultimately, our goal is to make the 5G experience as pervasive as possible,” said Ernest Cu, Globe President and CEO.

Left – 5G Speetest
Right – 4G Speedtest

The areas in Metro Manila with the best coverage are Bonifacio Global City, Makati and Ortigas Commercial Business Districts (CBDs). These areas are nearing completion with 5G outdoor coverage of 97%, 95% and 97% respectively.

Meanwhile, San Juan (91%), Pateros (91%), Mandaluyong (86%), Makati (84%), Caloocan (84%), Manila (83%), Marikina (83%), Pasig (81%), and Quezon City are among the top nine cities with the most 5G outdoor coverage.

Aside from these locations within Metro Manila, Globe has announced that 5G is also steadily rolling out in other key cities in the country such as Cebu and Davao. Currently, 5G coverage in Cebu is currently at 61% coverage while Davao has 60% coverage. Globe also promises that other 5G-ready sites will roll out soon all over the country.

To enjoy 5G speeds, users are encouraged to upgrade to 5G-ready 4G LTE SIM cards and 5G-enabled mobile devices. For more info on Globe’s free SIM upgrade service, visit: https://www.globe.com.ph/help/mobile-internet/lte/faqs.html#gref.

And for 5G devices under Globe, check out: https://shop.globe.com.ph/devices/5g-mobile-phones.