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Wednesday, February 26 2020 - 20:14
Globe completes first successful technical 5G video call with AIS Thailand
MANILA, Philippines, Feb. 26, 2020 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

The world's most sought after Internet technology is finally in the Philippines 
as Globe successfully completed the first-ever 5G video call in the country 
with AIS Thailand through its 5G Mobile Network.

The conversation lasted more than three minutes and was made recently after 
Globe received the technical call from AIS when the mobile operator tested its 
own 5G network in Bangkok last Friday, February 21.

Alan Garchitorena, Globe Director for Technology Enablement & Services 
Planning, took the call from Hui Weng Cheong, President of AIS, as the 
Bangkok-based company ran its first 5G video call test. AIS is the leading 
mobile phone network provider and mobile operator of Thailand. It is also a key 
local and regional associate of Singtel in Southeast Asia.

The call went on without a glitch with zero lag and practically ushered in a 
new era of mobile experience for both Globe and AIS.

"It went very smoothly. Superb. My appreciation for the support from the Globe 
Team," Hui said after the call was made.

AIS has officially acquired its new 5G spectrum the same day it made the call 
to Globe. 5G is an extremely powerful technology and promises amazing new 
features. Leading telcos all over the world have been pivoting to 5G technology 
in the last few years to keep up with customers' demand for better and elevated 
mobile experience. 

For its part, Garchitorena said that this is solid proof of Globe's readiness 
for mobile 5G. "This technology will deliver a new era of digital use for AR, 
VR, Internet of Things (IoT), industrial applications and much more in the 
Philippines," he added.

Globe launched its 5G Fixed Wireless access in June last year to make the 
Philippines the third country in Asia to have 5G technology. Japan and South 
Korea were the first two countries in the continent to introduce 5G to 

Globe recently launched the Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G, the first 5G capable 
smartphone in the Philippines. The company is targeting to turn areas within 
major central business districts (CBDs) to 5G mobile capable sites within the 

In its 2020 report released by Hootsuite's "We Are Social", internet 
penetration in the Philippines is at 67% which is relatively high compared to 
other countries. The latest figures show remarkable improvement in internet 
access and penetration in the country. 

The same report also showed that Filipinos spend the most time on the internet 
in the world with an average of nine hours and 45 minutes a day. The country 
also registered the longest daily average time logging on the internet using 
mobile phones with at least five hours and 11 minutes.

About Globe Telecom

Globe is the leading full-service telecommunications company in the Philippines 
and publicly listed in the Philippine Stock Exchange with the stock symbol GLO. 
The company serves the telecommunications and technology needs of consumers and 
businesses across an entire suite of products and services including mobile, 
fixed, broadband, data connectivity, internet and managed services. It has 
major interests in financial technology, digital marketing solutions, venture 
capital funding for startups,  and virtual healthcare.  In 2019, Globe became a 
signatory to the United Nations Global Compact, committing to implement 
universal sustainability principles.  Its principals are Ayala Corporation and 
Singtel, acknowledged industry leaders in the country and in the region. 

For more details, visit Follow @enjoyglobe on Facebook, 
Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. 

SOURCE Globe Telecom