Manila Bulletin

Globe rolls out free fiber upgrades


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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