Globe WiMax Internet service now in Mindanao

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.

β€œWe 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!)

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