5G network and signal locations and cities in the Philippines
The 5G or fifth generation wireless technology will be launched in the Philippines starting this 2019 via rollout process. Both Globe and SMART-PLDT telecoms are leading the rollout for consumers and businesses while Mislatel as 3rd major telco to target 2020 for its 5G launch.
There is still no definite release date from either telco aside from a 3rd quarter estimate availability from Globe and Smart. However, the testing phase has started in 2016 for Smart. The pilot 5G cities have been announced too including Makati, BGC in Taguig, and Clark in Pampanga. It is also expected 5G will be available first in major tourist areas like Boracay Island, Cebu City, and in Davao City.
Below is a table of 5G pilot locations and cities in the Philippines. This will be updated every time there is a major test or launch of 5G signals and networks.
Mislatel as 3rd major telco has started building its infrastructures and they plan to release 3G and 4G first with the 5G rollout happening in the middle of 2020.
|NETWORK PROVIDER||LOCATION OR CITY||DATE AVAILABILITY||STATUS||SPEED (DOWNLOAD / UPLOAD)|
|SMART and PLDT||MAKATI CENTRAL||11/2019||TESTING||1 Gbps - 14 Gbps|
|SMART and PLDT||CLARK, PAMPANGA||11/2019||TESTING||1 Gbps - 14 Gbps|
|SMART and PLDT||BGC, TAGUIG||11/2019||TESTING||1 Gbps - 14 Gbps|
|GLOBE||MAKATI||09/2019||TESTING||1Gbps - 10 Gbps|
|GLOBE||CLARK||09/2019||TESTING||1Gbps - 10 Gbps|
|SMART and PLDT||BORACAY ISLAND, AKLAN||12/2019||PLANNING||1 Gbps - 14 Gbps|
|SMART and PLDT||CEBU CITY||12/2019||PLANNING||1 Gbps - 14 Gbps|
|MISLATEL||METRO MANILA||01/2020||PLANNING||1 Gbps - 14 Gbps|