UPDATED July 28, 2020 – Smart, Globe launch 5G signal in the Metro Manila and select cities nationwide along with 5G-ready SIM cards and smartphones. Dito Telecommunity, the 3rd telco, is expected to start its operation in March 2021.
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.
Dito Telecommunity 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||July 2020||AVAILABLE||1 Gbps - 14 Gbps|
|SMART and PLDT||METRO MANILA||July 2020||AVAILABLE||1 Gbps - 14 Gbps|
|SMART and PLDT||CLARK GREEN CITY, PAMPANGA||July 2020||AVAILABLE||1 Gbps - 14 Gbps|
|SMART and PLDT||BGC, TAGUIG||July 2020||AVAILABLE||1 Gbps - 14 Gbps|
|SMART and PLDT||NORTH AVENUE||July 2020||AVAILABLE||1 Gbps - 14 Gbps|
|SMART and PLDT||TAFT AVENUE||July 2020||AVAILABLE||1 Gbps - 14 Gbps|
|SMART and PLDT||ORTIGAS||July 2020||AVAILABLE||1 Gbps - 14 Gbps|
|SMART and PLDT||SM MEGAMALL||July 2020||AVAILABLE||1 Gbps - 14 Gbps|
|SMART and PLDT||PASAY and SM MOA||July 2020||AVAILABLE||1 Gbps - 14 Gbps|
|GLOBE||MAKATI||July 2020||AVAILABLE||1Gbps - 10 Gbps|
|GLOBE||BGC in TAGUIG||July 2020||AVAILABLE||1Gbps - 10 Gbps|
|GLOBE||TAGUIG, PASIG, MANDALUYONG, CALOOCAN||September 2020||AVAILABLE||1Gbps - 10 Gbps|
|GLOBE||MARIKINA, PARANAQUE, CALOOCAN, LAS PINAS, VALENZUELA||September 2020||AVAILABLE||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|
|DITO TELECOMMUNITY||METRO MANILA||March 2021||PLANNING||1 Gbps - 14 Gbps|
|DITO TELECOMMUNITY||DAVAO CITY||March 2021||PLANNING||1 Gbps - 14 Gbps|
|DITO TELECOMMUNITY||CEBU CITY||March 2021||PLANNING||1 Gbps - 14 Gbps|
|DITO TELECOMMUNITY||CLARK, PAMPANGA||March 2021||PLANNING||1 Gbps - 14 Gbps|