Globe to launch 5G in Canada, US and more European countries
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Globe to launch 5G in Canada, US and more European countries

Ayala-led Globe Telecom Inc. is set to launch 5G roaming services in Canada and US next week and in select European countries by July.

The Ayala-led telco said 5G roaming services in Canada will start on June 15 while the 5G initiative in US will start on June 17.

For Europe, Globe partnered with leading technology communications company Vodafone.

With the tieup, Globe roamers in Hungary, Germany, Ireland and Netherlands are expected to get enhanced 5G connectivity experience.

Visiting Vodafone subscribers may also experience 5G connectivity in the Philippines as long as they have 5G-enabled handsets and in 5G-powered locations in the country.

Globe has the widest coverage of 5G roaming in Europe: Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Estonia through Telia Company; Italy through Telecom Italia; and Hungary, Germany, Ireland, and Netherlands through Vodafone.

It also made its 5G service available in Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Vietnam, Saudi Arabia Singapore, Hong Kong and Kuwait in the first quarter of the year.

“For our part, we will fulfill our commitment to continuously innovate with a purpose so our customers will be prepared to roam the world with 5G technology at their fingertips,”said Coco Domingo, Globe VP for postpaid and international.

On the homefront, Globe’s 5G network now covers 84 percent of Metro Manila or about 1,383 sites including Bacolod, Boracay, Cebu, Iloilo, Cagayan de Oro and Davao as of end-March this year.

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