Globe, Alibaba partnership makes GCash “future of payments” in Philippines

QR CODE PAYMENTS. Alibaba Founder and Executive Chairman Jack Ma (center, left) joins GCat, the GCash Mascot, as it shows a sample of the QR code that is set to change the landscape of payments in the country. Together with him are (from left) Mynt President and CEO Anthony Thomas, Globe President and CEO Ernest Cu, Ant Financial Services Group CEO Eric Jing, Ayala Corporation President and COO Fernando Zobel de Ayala, Ayala Land President and CEO Bobby Dy, and Ant Financial SVP and Head of International Operations Douglas Feagin.

GCash is poised to lead the future of payments in the Philippines following the recent joint venture of Ant Financial, Globe Telecom, and Ayala Corporation. The collaboration is seen to speed up the country’s digitization to make the lives of Filipinos much easier. Jack Ma, founder and executive chairman of Alibaba Group, attended an event…

50% of data traffic to come from LTE network by yearend: Globe

With the steady expansion of the company’s LTE coverage and capacities to improve customers’ mobile experience, Globe Telecom expects around 50% of its mobile data traffic to come from LTE network by the end of the year. Mobile data traffic in the first six months of the year soared 85% to 280 petabytes (PB) from…

Globe fires up PH 1st 700 MHz cell site; logs speeds ranging from 60 to 100 Mbps

Globe Telecom fired up over the weekend the country’s first cell site that uses the 700 megahertz spectrum, generating speeds that range between 60-100 Mbps. The company expects to deliver performance improvements as it completes ongoing optimization. The move came less than a week after Globe acquired half of San Miguel Corp.’s telecommunication assets that…

Globe Telecom expands network capacities to hit demand for data

GOING MOBILE. Globe is investing on its network to deal with the "explosive growth of data traffic of our customers,” said Globe President & CEO Ernest Cu.

Globe Telecom is continuing to invest aggressively in building on its capacities in a bid to future-proof its network amid continuing adoption of smartphone use among its customers.

myLifestyle Plan propels Globe postpaid revenues to P15.8 billion

NOTE 5 OFFERING. Globe’s offering for the Samsung Galaxy Note 5.

Globe Telecom remains the dominant player in the country’s mobile postpaid segment after posting postpaid revenues of P15.8 billion during the first half of the year on the back of its innovative myLifestyle Plan which set a global standard in postpaid plan offerings, the company said in a press release.