In line with efforts to elevate the state of Philippine internet, Globe Telecom rolled out an ultra-fast Wi-Fi connection with speeds ranging from 16 Mbps up to 100 Mbps, depending on the density of foot traffic. Initially offered for free, the service is now available in Serendra, a prime property development in Bonifacio Global City.
According to Globe Chief Technical and Information Officer Gil Genio, customers on the ground floor of Serendra Piazza will be able to experience the Wi-Fi service, elevating both their dining experience and digital lifestyle. Serendra is the first of many areas in the country that will be covered by Globe Telecom’s Go Wi-Fi service.
“This project supports our commitment to further elevate the state of Philippine internet given the undeniable impact of high-speed internet in the lives of our customers. We’re hoping this initiative of providing ultra-fast internet connection in major areas of convergence such as Serendra would help build momentum of further driving economic activities in the country,” Genio said.
Areas that are covered by the Go Wi-Fi service in Serendra include Mogu Japanese Bar and Grill, Gelatissimo Café, Larry’s Café Bar, PowerBooks, Saboten Japanese Outlet, Zao Vietnamese Bistro, Wang Fu Chinese Café, Coldstone Creamery, Lartizan Restaurant, Mary Grace, Chelsea Grand Café, Wee Nam Kee, 8 Cuts Burger Blends, Abe, Balducci Ristorante and Sentro 1771. Genio added Globe customers get 60 minutes per day of access while non-Globe customers get 30 minutes per day of access during the trial period.
Last month, Globe became the first telecommunications provider to install high-speed broadband connectivity ranging from 50 Mbps to 1Gbps, using the fiber-to-the-home technology. The 50 Mbps and 100 Mbps plans are now available in over 80 sites in select key areas within Ortigas, Taguig City, Alabang, Makati, Eastwood, Rockwell, Mandaluyong, Pasay, Pasig, San Juan, Muntinlupa, Las Pinas, Paranaque, Manila, Quezon City, and Sta. Rosa, Laguna. On the other hand, the 200 Mbps plan is now available in Green Meadows, Acropolis, White Plains, Forbes Par, Bel-Air Village, Urdaneta Village, Ayala Alabang, Alabang 400, Southbay Gardens, The Amaryllis, San Lorenzo Village, Serendra, Abrio Nuvali, and Ayala Greenfield Estates. Also, the 500 Mbps and 1 Gbps plans are now available in San Lorenzo Village, Acropolis, Greenmeadows, and White Plains.
Globe also took on the critical task of delivering high speed broadband connectivity for the recently concluded APEC 2015 meetings, providing data allocation of 12.5 Gbps in various venues of APEC meetings.
Last month, Globe signed a five-year partnership with Huawei to expand the leading telecommunication provider’s mobile network and further elevate the state of Philippine internet and strengthen the Philippine telecommunication’s position as purveyor of digital lifestyle. The partnership with Huawei will extend towards capacity expansion of both Globe Telecom’s 3G and 4G network, comprising an upgrade of the mobile operator’s LTE network through deployment of LTE CA (carrier aggregation) technology for a more pervasive reach of the cutting edge mobile data technology. The partnership will also cover development of green field sites, deployment of small cell technology, extensive indoor coverage expansion program, core network upgrade and expansion of the company’s fiber footprint.