Globe readying standalone 5G network

GLOBE Telecom, Inc. on Tuesday said it would soon be bringing its standalone 5G (fifth generation) technology to its customers.

“5G SA (standalone) goes beyond speed. With its network slicing capabilities, low latency, always-on connectivity, and integration with edge computing, the technology allows the adoption of new concepts and mission critical digital services such as industrial automation, remote surgery, and autonomous vehicles to name a few,” Globe said in an e-mailed statement.

“5G SA on-site testing started in May this year. Today, Globe achieved a new milestone by testing this latest technology in a live setup in its facility in Valero,” it added.

Globe’s current 5G network is deployed via 5G non-standalone (NSA) architecture, which is reliant on the 4G (fourth generation) network.

Globe President and Chief Executive Officer Ernest L. Cu said the 5G SA will allow the company to do more services for multiple industries with new business models.

The technology is seen to become the standard for connectivity across a wide range of industry sectors.

“Globe will soon be bringing this technology to its customers as it embarks upon extending this from the location in Valero to other parts of Metro Manila and beyond,” the company said.

“With network slicing, Globe can tailor fit 5G services to the dynamic requirements of consumers and businesses. Instead of sharing one extensive network, each group can have its own customizable virtual network with its own policies running at the same time without disturbing one another,” the company added. — Arjay L. Balinbin