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Globe Urges Uniform IP Peering Policy

Globe Telecom is asking the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) to put in place an official domestic IP peering policy, which will help improve the quality of internet services and lower access costs in the country. IP peering is similar to interconnection among local telcos for calls and texts, as it involves connecting subscribers and applications of one internet service provider (ISP) to another.

Without this policy, IP traffic takes longer to route as data is sometimes sent overseas before reaching its target destination. To customers, the experience is sluggish response times and lower service quality. To ISPs, it is a waste of international capacity and resources when the transmission should be direct and not routed outwards especially when both the origin and destination are located in the Philippines.
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Posted by on May 27, 2011 in Globe Telecom, Government, Technology

 

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Globe Pioneers Launch of Video Message Service in the Philippines

In another Philippine first, Globe Telecom is pioneering the launch of Video Message Service (VMS), another breakthrough service that allow users to engage more with their mobile phones as well as their friends.

Touted as one of the most interactive media channels available for mobile phone users today, VMS allows users to create, view, upload and share video content through their handsets. With VMS, subscribers can send and receive video messages just like text messages. It also allows users to connect with their favorite celebrities by following their video blogs and music videos, watching their video clips, or being updated with the latest happenings and events. iPhone and Android users can enjoy the VMS application by downloading it for free from the App Store or Android Market. BlackBerry and Symbian phones will be supported very soon.
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Posted by on May 27, 2011 in Globe Telecom, Technology

 

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Siblings Stick Together with My Super Circle Plan

It’s the middle of summer and chances are that except for the occasional family weekend, everyone is off doing their own thing. Mom and Dad are probably still working everyday, while you and your siblings are at the beach, at the mall, at the movies, or just hanging with friends. If you’re looking for ways to keep family ties solid and secure even in during the busy vacation season, look no further than My Super Circle Plan from Globe.

My Super Circle Plan is the first ever fully-customizable family plan that gets you the unli services and gadgets that you love, so brothers and sisters can really stick together. For just P1499 a month, you and your siblings can rally together with three postpaid lines, three hot new phones and three unlimited services to keep you going around the clock.
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Posted by on May 27, 2011 in Globe Telecom, Technology

 

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WD® opens its first Digital Life Store in the Philippines

Western Digital opened its first WD Digital Life Store in the Philippines. Located at the 4th Floor of Cyberzone, The Annex, SM North EDSA, WD Digital Life Store will offer consumers a fully interactive shopping experience and will feature WD’s full range of branded products. Operating Hours of the store will be from 10 AM to 9 PM from Sunday – Thursday and 10 AM to 10 PM on Fridays and Saturdays.

Consumers can expect an exciting array of activities while they visit the WD Digital Life Store such as demonstration of WD TV® Live Hub™ media center, a Full-HD 1080p media player with a 1 terabyte (TB) built-in network hard drive that gives users the freedom to play all their personal media on any screen in the home; demonstration of WD Photos™ photo viewer app, which enables remote access to content stored on their WD network drive from their portable device, anywhere in the world; as well as an exhibition of the WD SmartWare™ software, a visual backup software with password protection and hardware encryption to ensure user’s data is protected.
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Posted by on May 27, 2011 in Technology, WD (Western Digital)

 

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Haircut, other freebies at QC Brigada Eskwela

In a first of its kind, at least 65 boys and girls enrolled at a public elementary school in Quezon City got their free haircut and other items such as pencils and Chinese steamed buns (siopao) for snacks during the premier weekend launch of Brigada Eskwela on Saturday morning.

A diverse group of employee volunteers also rendered their part, with members representing the corporate transport and petroleum sectors, the call center or business process outsourcing (BPO) and television media industries, and even a university fraternity.
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Posted by on May 27, 2011 in Government

 

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Globe Announces MEF 14 Status

Globe Telecom, the first Philippine carrier to be certified by the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF 9), adds MEF 14 to its growing list of certifications. MEF is the defining body for Carrier Ethernet, which aims to accelerate its adoption globally. Globe was also the first Philippine carrier to join MEF and its over 150 members that includes the world’s top service providers and major equipment vendors, back in 2009.

With enterprises operating in multiple locations around the world they require interconnection among their service providers as they expect the same service function and performance in all their branches. Carrier Ethernet is currently the leading technology for mission-critical, real-time services including VoIP, disaster recovery, conferencing and enterprise applications.
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Posted by on May 25, 2011 in Globe Telecom, Technology

 

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Lenovo Continues To Grow Retail Presence in the Philippines

LES, SM City Calamba

As Lenovo intensifies its retail foothold in the local market, the company today announced the opening of two Lenovo Exclusive Stores (LES) in strategic areas within and outside Metro Manila.

The inauguration, which also took place at the newest LES located in SM City Calamba, marks Lenovo’s first concept store in the Southern Tagalog region and twelfth in the Philippines. Lenovo also recently launched an LES in “1st in Gilmore”, allowing technology enthusiasts from nearby cities to enjoy a more convenient one-stop shopping experience closer to homes.
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Posted by on May 23, 2011 in Lenovo, Technology

 

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