Saturday, November 7, 2015
Globe Telecom Powers Country’s 1st 1Gbps Broadband Plan Customer
Acropolis-based Estrada family is the first customer in the Philippines to subscribe and experience a home broadband plan with internet speeds of up to 1Gbps powered by Globe Telecom. As part of its efforts to uplift the state of internet services in the country by giving customers access to a faster internet experience with lower monthly service fees (MSF), Globe recently unveiled its new roster of home broadband plans powered by fiber-to-the-home (FFTH) technology, providing customers the fastest fiber connection speeds at home now available at a more affordable price.
With the new Globe Platinum Broadband Plans, home broadband customers can enjoy a broadband plan with internet speeds of up to 50Mbps at Plan 2499, 100Mbps at Plan 3499, 200Mbps at Plan 4499, 500Mbps at Plan 7499, and 1Gbps at Plan 9499.
“We are excited for the Estrada family to experience blazing-fast internet speeds at their home powered by Globe. This is a milestone not just for Globe but also for the entire country as we see more Filipinos enjoy high-speed and best-value broadband services as they build their life and work experiences around a digitally-connected lifestyle,” shares Globe Senior Advisor for Consumer Business Daniel Horan.
Prior to introducing a more aggressive home broadband portfolio, Globe already made strides in providing superior mobile technology services as evidenced by a recent LTE report released by OpenSignal. The report showed that Globe Telecom’s LTE download speed is at 10 Mbps, double its competition’s LTE download speed of only 5 Mbps. Globe LTE download speed is comparable to territories/countries like Hong Kong (Smart Tone), India (Airtel), Norway (Telenor, Network Norway), Portugal (NOS), Indonesia (Indosat), which all registered a 10 Mbps download speed, and even higher than the 8 Mbps download speed in Russia (MTS), Malaysia (DiGi) and even US (AT&T, US Cellular, Sprint, C Spire Wireless).
“Globe is deeply committed in providing the best telecommunication solutions, utilizing both wired and wireless solutions, to give our customers better and faster internet experience and hopefully pave the way for the Philippines to be globally-competitive in terms of internet speeds,” Horan added. Since it launched, customer inquiries for the telco’s high-speed broadband plan offerings have doubled.
The new home broadband plans are bundled with unlimited data with no data cap and free access to Spotify, NBA League Pass, and HOOQ. The 50Mbps and 100Mbps plans are initially available in over 80 Platinum-covered sites, the 200Mbps plan in over 10 sites, and the 500Mbps and 1Gbps plans in San Lorenzo Village, Acropolis, Greenmeadows, and White Plains for its initial roll-out. All plans will be available in more sites over the coming months as the telco’s fiber network expands to more areas nationwide.
In photo are Ray, Marivic and Sari Estrada together with Globe Retail and Transformation Management Head Joe Caliro (leftmost) and Horan (rightmost) during the launch of the telco’s partnership with global movie franchise Star Wars to offer customers offerings and experiences in and beyond the cinema.