Globe extends GoWiFi service to over 2,000 sites

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The Philippines' Globe Telecom has announced it has expanded its GoWiFi public WiFi service to more than 2,000 sites across the country.

The operator is now providing over 20,000 access points nationwide, up from 15,000 in 2018, and the network is hosting 18 million sessions per month, Globe said.

During the year, Globe plans to further expand the network to cover more health clinics and hospitals, colleges and universities, and retail establishments.

The service is also currently available at major transit points including the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), as well as Metro Rail Transit (MRT) and Light Rail Transit (LRT) stations.

Globe provides a free GoWiFi service with a maximum allocation, as well as a paid service than can be used to extend usage beyond the free allocation.

Both services are available to all users with WiFi-enabled devices and select international numbers, and provide speeds of up to 100Mbps depending on location.

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