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Globe activating 5G roaming in US, Canada ahead of travel comeback

/ 05:18 AM June 11, 2021

Globe Telecom users traveling to North America can access 5G roaming services in the coming week as the telco giant gears up for the gradual recovery of the travel sector during the pandemic.

In a statement on Thursday, Globe said 5G roaming in Canada would be launched on June 15 to be followed by the United States on June 17.

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5G is the next-generation mobile standard, allowing users to access ultrafast and stable internet.

The partnership in the United States was done via AT&T while Globe tied up with Telus for 5G roaming in Canada.

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“Together with our customers, we look forward to the day that the world will open once again for travel,” Coco Domingo, Globe vice president for postpaid and international, said in the statement.

“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,” Domingo said.

The company also finalized a partnership with Vodafone for 5G roaming in Hungary, Germany, Ireland and Netherlands in July this year.

Vodafone subscribers in the Philippines could likewise tap Globe’s 5G network using 5G-enabled devices.

Globe said it had the widest coverage of 5G roaming in Europe with a footprint that spans Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Estonia through Telia Company; Italy through Telecom Italia; and Hungary, Germany, Ireland and Netherlands through Vodafone. INQ

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