Globe gets more overseas telco partners for 5G roaming


GLOBE Telecom, Inc. said on Thursday that it would roll out fifth-generation (5G) roaming services in Japan, Turkey, Switzerland, and Czech Republic.

The telco is adding the following countries to its 5G roaming locations: Japan through Softbank, Turkey through Turk Telecom, Switzerland through Swisscom, and Czech Republic through O2 Czech Republic.

The four offshore telcos are “set to join Globe’s roster of overseas telco partners by Aug. 20,” the company said in an e-mailed statement.

Pelephone, an Israeli company, has also partnered with Globe.

Globe’s 5G roaming services are available in several countries in Asia, Middle East, Europe, and North America.

“Subscribers of Globe’s roaming partners will also have access to Globe’s 5G network when they visit the Philippines as long as they are using 5G-enabled phones in over 1,700 5G locations,” Globe said.

In a separate statement, Globe said its outdoor coverage is now 92% in the National Capital Region.

Globe noted it has expanded its 5G to 1,759 sites, including Bacolod, Boracay, Cebu, Iloilo, Cagayan de Oro, General Santos, and Zamboanga as of end-June.

The company recently reported a 6% improvement in its second-quarter attributable net income to P5.68 billion, as its home broadband business continued to grow.

Total revenues jumped 9.9% to P41.36 billion in the second quarter, bringing the first-half total 7% higher to P84.2 billion. — Arjay L. Balinbin

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