Globe subscribers can expect better call, text and data services with the commercial rollout of the 4G mobile technology that uses global standard HSPA+ or Evolved High-Speed Packet Access at it first phase.
Currently, subscribers with 3G-enabled mobile phones and broadband dongles will already benefit with this. They will be able to have improves call, text and surf services on mobile phones, laptops, PCs or tablets.
Globe 4G mobile technology has been installed in 19 pilot areas in Metro Manila like Marikina, Quezon City, Makati, Pasay, Las Pinas, Taguig and the City of Manila.
On the coming month of May, Globe will be offering 4G-enabled handsets, devices and applications for better enjoyment of the 4G mobile experience. With this new addition to the Globe service, subscribers will be able to internet browsing at an average speed of 4-6 Mbps
“Through our 4G network, we are providing our subscribers with the most relevant technology by letting them experience it just when they need it. We were the first Philippine operator to commercially launch Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX) in 2009, which is now being enjoyed by 1,500 sites covering 365 cities nationwide,” said Peter Bithos, Senior Advisor for Consumer Business of Globe Telecom. “Now, we are launching 4G mobile using HSPA+, which will enable better, faster, and more reliable data connections for our subscribers – whether on their phone, laptop, PC or tablet.”
By the end of 2011, Globe expects increase in 4G footprint with the continued expansion of HSPA+. Also, by 2012 Globe will start rolling out Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology in time for availability of LTE enabled devices.