The Globe WiMax Internet Service isn’t new, yes…but the fact that it’s expanding in Mindanao (and Visayas, actually) is certainly something exciting! Globe Telecom and Intel Philippines have partnered up to bring us WiMax or worldwide interoperability for microwave access. It’s a cutting-edge service cum wireless technology that will bring Internet access to more and more Filipinos around the country.
According to Globe, “WiMax is a standards-based technology designed to enable the deployment of wireless broadband access as a cost-efficient alternative to cable and wired broadband DSL. This new technology also aims to improve reach since it can cover distances greater than those covered by other wireless technologies like WiFi, CDMA, or 3G.”
The Globe WiMax package offers Internet service for P795 per month. The package also comes with an aggressive money-back guarantee.
“We challenge anyone with a competitive wireless subscription to try out our Wimax-backed plans. We are so confident with our service that we challenge you try out our connection, risk-free. Should you be unhappy with the connection within one month from installation, we’ll give you your money-back, no questions asked,” according to Menchi Orlina, head of Globe’s consumer broadband business group.
Starting this June 2009, the Globe WiMax service will be offered in CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY. Before the end of the year, the service will also cover these other areas in Mindanao: Zamboanga, Cotabato, General Santos City, Lanao province, Surigao area, Compostela Valley and the Agusan province.
Interestingly, Globe hasn’t announced if the WiMax service will be available in Davao City. Do you think it’s because of the stiff competition among Internet providers over there?
Do you think you’ll avail of the Globe WiMax service? (Because I personally am very interested in this!)
ask ko lng kung available na sa marawi ang GLOBE WiMAX
I stay in ZC often and Internet connectivity is very limited outside of “downtown” Zamboanga.
I talked to a CS rep from Globe today and unfortunately, the sames goes for WiMax. Limited to about 5 barangays in central downtown area, but they promised to expand soon. (I’m not going to hold my breath)
@nik – Thanks for sharing! Do you think they’re just playing it safe pa muna? Baka kasi they want to see if the demand will increase…
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can you expand your services in Zamboanga del Norte area because the philippine army needs connectivity in the internet to monitor the daily situation both local and national issues. It will also help in the peace and development initiatives of the army unit in the field in integrating our efforts in the civilian sector.
From what I heard, WiMax is not available in Davao due to a frequency conflict with local wireless cable provider Home Channel. It seems that NTC issued both companies the same frequency.
i heard wimaxx will be released on november in tagum city..im a currently globe broadband user plan 512 kps..plan ko sana mag upgrade to wimax if pede..sana nga pede..
hays dinala ko ngayon ang modem ng wimax ko dito sa davao.. wala palang signal…huhuhuhu
globe wimax PC 911 agents SUCKS!!!! ang kupad kupad mag respond sa client.. after ma install and if may problem iiwanan sa ere client nila.. bibigay cla ng commitment then wala lng..
Is Globe Wimax Internet now available in Davao City? Along Bajada Palm Village?
Eh? naa naba wimax sa davao?
kelan ba magkaka wimax d2 sa davao?!
everyone wants fast broadband internet these days, i got some 5 mbps connection at home.*'”
Wimax offer more bandwidth and more services than traditional microwave communications. .;`
Thanks for your comment!
Wimax is so great, lots of bandwidth and new services too`~*
hi ask ko lang if kung meron ng wimax globe dito sa bislig city surigao del sur?hoping for your reply.
Hi Cecille, better if you call 211 on your Globe Handyphone and ask there. I’m sure they can help you 🙂
i hate wimax…more than 4 months na hindi dumating bill namin..
I have the same problem with my Globe bills. I don’t receive my bills on time 🙁 Kalagot baya
pinutulan na nga connection after 3 months ndi pa rin kinuha..
Hindi pa rin kinukuha ang alin?
Ask ko lang kung pwd na ba ang wimax sa Brgy Mapawa Maragusan Comval Province?
You can call 211 on your Globe phone and inquire 🙂
Kinsay agent dha a sa globe wimax mgpa connect ko,,,,,tnx
tanong ko lang po kung pwede ang wimax sa moog laguindingan, cdo…pls pasagot namn po asap…
May WiMAx na ba dito sa Mainit Surigao del Norte? kasi pag broadband ang hina ng signal….hope mayroon na……………pls. reply
Naa wimax connection sa tubigan initao miss. or.? Pls. reply ASAP 🙂
may globe wimax na po bah dito sa davao city, specially po sa bangkal area? thanks po
sa Tagum City, Davao del Norte available na ba wimax?
tagal naman nyan
sir sana magkaroon ng site sa wimax sa kidapawan city….
cnu sa inyo makapagsabi kung saan malakas ang wimax signal sa davao del norte????
TANONG KO LANG KUNG MERON NA WIMAX SA MARAWI CITY LANAO DEL SUR?
SANA MAG KAROON DIN DITO SA TAWI-TAWI..