Naghahanda na ang Globe Telecom para ilunsad ang fifth-generation (5G) services nito bago matapos ang first half ng taon.

“One of the most exciting things that telcos globally are looking at is 5G technology… We are launching 5G for the home in June this year,” wika ni Ernest L. Cu, president and chief executive officer ng Globe, sa annual stockholders’ meeting ng kompanya kamakailan.

Ang Ayala-led company ay makikipagpartner sa Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. para sa paglinang ng 5G network nito na inisyal na ipa­tutupad sa Home subscribers nito at hindi pa isasama ang mobile devices.

“5G technology will push adoption of Internet of Things (IoT), which is seen to become a critical engine for future growth for the telco industry… It will also change the way different industries operate and serve their customers, such as the use of safer and more efficient management of cities, smart grid and smart metering for power transmission and distribution, asset management, and advanced medicine,” sabi ni Cu.

“[E]nterprises will also benefit from applications such as connected vehicle fleets, predictive mainte-nance, factory automation, work force training and field support, and countless other examples,” dagdag pa niya.