Globe Telecom Launches HSPA+ Network in the Philippines
Globe Telecom announced yesterday a major expansion of its current 4G network by becoming the first Philippine mobile carrier to launch a commercial roll-out of a 4G mobile technology. The first phase of the roll out will utilize the global standard of HSPA+ or Evolved High-Speed Packet Access will complement Globe Telecom's existing WiMax network. The rollout of Globe 4G mobile network will provide its subscribers high speed broadband access with the added convenience of full mobility.
Ernest Cu, President and CEO of Globe Telecom said, “Globe is again pioneering innovation in the Philippines. With the uptake in broadband both on mobile and through other devices, customers want faster broadband in more places. Globe is continuously looking for ways to improve our network infrastructure to meet the demand for quality services. In 2009, we were the first carrier to launch 4G through our WiMax network. Today, we extend our leadership by taking 4G mobile. With our high speed broadband rollout, Globe will continue to lead in customer experience by giving our subscribers better, faster, and more reliable broadband connections on their phone, laptop, PC or tablet.”
HSPA+, or Evolved High-Speed Packet Access, is a 4G wireless, mobile, high speed broadband technology that allows for peak theoretical download speeds of up to 21 Mbps with upgradeability for 84Mbps. Under Globe HSPA+ network, subscribers are expected to enjoy browsing at an average speed of 4-6 Mbps with even faster peak speeds. HSPA+ is the chosen mobile 4G standard for other carriers globally including AT&T and T-mobile in the US.
In November 2010, Globe also completed field trials of another 4G standard, 3GPP Long Term Evolution (commonly known as LTE) wireless technology together with the SingTel Group and NEC Corporation. Smart Communications will be having a free demo of their LTE network, Smart Evolution, this April 21-24 on Boracay. Smart Evolution promises 50Mbps mobile broadband speed.
Globe 4G mobile technology is initially available to subscribers in Marikina, Quezon City, Makati, Pasay, Las Pinas, Taguig and the City of Manila. By end-2011, Globe expects to increase its 4G presence dramatically with continued expansion planned into 2012.
Globe Telecom Launches HSPA+ Network in the Philippines Reviewed by Jepoy on 4/17/2011 07:11:00 PM Rating: