Earlier this week, as part of its continued thrust to provide the best customer experience, Globe Telecommunication achieved yet another milestone as it launched the first LTE (News - Alert) roaming service. To offer LTE data roaming, Globe is the first telecommunications company.
In LTE-covered areas within the Philippines, Globe subscribers roaming with partner operators abroad may now enjoy the same high-speed LTE data usage with this service. For the LTE data roaming service, Globe initially partners with China Mobile (News - Alert) Hong Kong Company Limited and in Korea it will soon launch the same service with SK Telecom.
"The company leverages on our strong partnership with the two carriers to make the LTE data roaming experience seamless for our postpaid subscribers who will be the first to access the superior browsing experience from this service," said Ernest Cu, Globe president and CEO.
As Globe expands its LTE data roaming coverage, these two operators are the first of many in the pipeline.
Sean Lee, director and CEO of China Mobile Hong Kong Company Limited, and a partner of Globe since 1998, mentioned that they are also working with IPX providers Sybase (News - Alert), Aicent, Syniverse, Citic, Tata, and BICs, which allows them to scale up the LTE roaming partnerships with operators from Australia, Singapore, US, Japan, Canada, and the Middle East.
He concluded by stating that they are excited to be the first operator to launch the LTE data roaming service with Globe in Hong Kong. They look forward to Globe subscribers traveling in Hong Kong to roam and enjoy its superb high-speed 4G LTE network.
Last September, covering 45 sites in Makati City, Globe launched its 4G LTE network and will quickly expand to cover regions across Manila, Cebu, Davao and select regions. Globe has over 2,700 4G sites to date and by end 2012, it will increase to over 4,000 sites.
Edited by Brooke Neuman