Manila Bulletin

Globe rolls out free fiber up­grades

- By EM­MIE V. ABADILLA Business · Tech · Mobile Technology · Internet · Globe Telecom

Globe Tele­com, Inc. is mi­grat­ing its broad­band net­work from cop­per to fiber and has moved over 40 per­cent of tar­geted cus­tomers na­tion­wide to its newer, higher-speed net­work for free.

With the shift to fiber, Globe broad­band cus­tomers en­joy bet­ter con­nec­tion as more peo­ple use the In­ter­net for work­ing and learn­ing at home

“A sta­ble and re­li­able In­ter­net con­nec­tion is crit­i­cal un­der the new nor­mal," stressed Dar­ius Del­gado, Globe VP and Head of Broad­band Busi­ness.

"We are rolling out fiber to homes na­tion­wide and up­grad­ing our cus­tomers to fiber con­nec­tions for free to give them first-world In­ter­net con­nec­tiv­ity," he main­tained.

Fiber con­nec­tion can pro­vide a max­i­mum speed of 1Gbps as com­pared to cop­per ADSL which only pro­vides a max­i­mum speed of 15 Mbps.

Higher band­width means be­ing able to down­load or up­load large files faster, stream high­def­i­ni­tion videos and we­bi­nars and run mul­ti­ple on­line pro­grams si­mul­ta­ne­ously.

Un­like tra­di­tional cop­per ca­bles, which suf­fer from huge data sig­nal loss over long dis­tances, fiber only reg­is­ters slight data sig­nal degra­da­tion.

Be­ing smaller, lighter and sheathed in pro­tec­tive coat, fiber is also more durable than the bulky cop­per which can be eas­ily bro­ken dur­ing in­stal­la­tion.

On top of these, fiber is re­sis­tant to elec­tro­mag­netic and ra­dio sig­nal in­ter­fer­ence.

Al­low­ing cus­tomers to move to fiber con­nec­tion for free is part of Globe’s net­work ex­pan­sion and up­grade pro­gram to im­prove data and voice ex­pe­ri­ence at the home­front.

Globe At Home cus­tomers may up­date their de­tails in the Globe At Home app so they will be in­formed once fiber is avail­able in their area and can get up­graded for free.

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