Globe signs deal with Huawei to expand mobile network, elevate PH internet experience

AGREEMENT. Globe chairman Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala (2nd from right) and Globe president and CEO Ernest Cu (extreme right) with Huawei Technologies executives Gao Kexin, CEO of Huawei Philippines (extreme left), Zhou Jianjun vice president of CNBG, South Pacific Region of Huawei (2nd from left) and Xu Zhijun, rotating CEO of Huawei (center). The executives signed the 5-year partnership between Globe and Huawei aimed at strengthening the Philippine mobile operator’s position as purveyor of Filipino digital lifestyle.

Globe Telecom and Huawei Technologies have signed a 5-year partnership to further enhance and expand the telecommunication provider’s mobile network to elevate the state of Philippine Internet and strengthen its position as purveyor of Filipino digital lifestyle.

Globe disconnects 30,000 numbers identified as source of spam, scam messages

The numbers blocked from the Globe network were subject of complaints reported through the http://www.globe.com.ph/stopspam.

Globe Telecom has disconnected from service close to 30,000 prepaid numbers found to be consistent source of spam and scam text messages as the leading mobile operator continues to intensify efforts to eliminate such unsolicited and annoying messages.

Globe Telecom signs P5B and $45M term loan with Metrobank

LOAN AGREEMENT. (From left) Metrobank executive vice president Mary Mylene Caparas, Metrobank president Fabian Dee, Globe president and CEO Ernest Cu and Globe chief finance officer Alberto de Larrazabal. (Contributed photo)

Globe Telecom, Inc. signed a 10-year P5 billion and 7-year $45 million term loan with Metrobank. The loans will be used to finance Globe’s capital expenditures.

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.

PLDT boosts data connections for APEC meetings in Cebu

CONNECTIONS BOOST. Smart Communications is providing free Smart WiFi connectivity at the Cebu international and domestic airports to accommodate the influx of diplomats and officials arriving for the APEC meetings.

Leading telecoms and digital services provider PLDT has stepped up its efforts to provide internet services for the meetings being held by Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) delegates in Cebu City. PLDT has strengthened its network coverage by deploying up to 100-mbps connectivity at Cebu’s premier hotels where the key APEC committee conferences are being held.…

ACC brings digital learning to schools in Lapu-Lapu via Smart Technocart

TECH BOOST FOR EDUCATION. Representatives of select public schools in Lapu-Lapu City receive Smart Technocarts from PLDT and Smart president and CEO Napoleon L. Nazareno (7th from left) and Stephanie Velasco-Orlino (second from left), Atty. Maria Jane Paredes (2nd from right), and Sally Aldaba (right), all from the Smart Public Affairs group.

Four public schools in Lapu-Lapu City are the latest recipients of mobile digital laboratories called Smart Technocarts, which are intended to boost kindergarten learning using technology tools and solutions.

PLDT, Smart boost open Wifi access in Cebu airport, key hotels for Asian Carriers Conference 2015

CONNECTIVITY. Asian Carriers Conference delegates can access free Wifi connectivity through Smart-powered access points in the primary areas of the International and Domestic airport including the airport’s entrance, waiting lounges, pre-departure and check-in areas, and Mabuhay lounge. (Photo from official ACC website)

LEADING telecoms and multimedia service provider PLDT, through its wireless subsidiary Smart Communications, is boosting its Smart Wifi connectivity services covering Mactan international and domestic airports in Cebu and the city’s premiere hotels to accommodate the influx of international and local delegates attending the Asian Carriers Conference (ACC) this year from September 1 to 4.

People ‘aren’t talking anymore’ and telcos are worried

TELCO BILLING, DATA SERVICES. Disruptive Views editor Tony Poulos: “When you buy water from the utility, you pay for the amount of water you use, when you get electricity you pay for the amount of electricity you use. What do we do? We give it away, we created this monster. We allowed people to access data for a set price per year.”

People have made the shift to data connectivity and it is time for carriers to change the way they perceive their roles and move beyond connectivity, Hot Telecoms president Isabelle Paradis said in Tuesday’s opening of the 11th Asian Carriers Conference (ACC) in Shangri-La Mactan Resort and Spa in Lapu-Lapu City.

Telcos need to transform into platforms for digital services: PLDT president

COMPELLING CONTENT, SOLUTIONS. With the digital transformation, "the name of the game is compelling digital content and powerful digital solutions," PLDT president and chief executive officer Napoleon L. Nazareno said during the opening of the 11th Asian Carriers Conference at the Shangri-la Mactan Resort and Spa.

Although networks remain a core business for carriers, these are no longer enough for them to thrive in the digital age, PLDT president and chief executive officer Napoleon L. Nazareno said during the opening of the 11th Asian Carriers Conference at the Shangri-la Mactan Resort and Spa in Lapu-Lapu City. “We need to go beyond that to survive and thrive,” Nazareno said.

Globe named 2015 Telecom and Mobile Service Provider of the Year

AWARD. (From left) Frost and Sullivan Vice President for ICT Practice Ajay Sunder, Globe Chief Financial Officer Albert de Larrazabal and Globe Head for Investor Relations Jomari Fajardo during the awarding of Globe Telecom as Telecom Service Provider of the Year and Mobile Service Provider of the Year.

GLOBE Telecom was named the Telecom Service Provider of the Year and Mobile Service Provider of the Year for 2015 by Frost and Sullivan Philippines following a remarkable company performance brought about by efforts and initiatives in the past year.