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Globe Keeps Eye on New and Emerging Opportunities for Mobile

Globe Telecom President and CEO Ernest Cu expressed bullish prospects about new and emerging opportunities for mobile phones in the country, citing pent-up demand for smartphones, increasing preference for more content, and the promising future of mobile advertising.

As one of the keynote speakers at the recently concluded Mobile Marketing Conference organized by the Internet and Mobile Marketing Association of the Philippines (IMMAP) and the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) Philippines, Cu revealed that the pervasiveness of mobile phones in the country continues to grow, with penetration rate likely to reach 98% by 2015, according to research agency Ovum.
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Globe Showcases Speed and Reliability of 4G Mobile Technology

Globe Telecom conducted a live speed test demonstration of its 4G mobile technology, using the global standard HSPA+ or Evolved High-Speed Packet Access at its initial rollout phase. This followed after the company has announced that the technology is already available in 19 sites in Metro Manila, covering Marikina, Quezon City, Makati, Pasay, Las Pinas, Taguig and the City of Manila.

During the live demo, a Globe 4G HSPA+-powered broadband dongle was speed tested simultaneously with four other dongles – a regular Globe Tattoo stick (2G), a Globe SuperStick (3G) and its two competitor brands. In the speed test, the broadband stick running on 4G HSPA+ bested its competitors after registering a download speed of 8.55Mbps and an upload speed of 1.02Mbps. Its 2G and 3G-powered sticks also showed better and improved performance in download and upload speeds after being used in a 4G-powered site, surpassing existing speeds. This showed speed and reliability of 4G HSPA+ amidst simultaneous broadband sticks being tested which required more network bandwidth to work.
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76% of Asia Pacific Governments Recognize the Need for an ICT Sustainability Strategy

More than three quarters of Asia Pacific government CIOs and IT managers have realised the need for a dedicated office to plan and execute an overall ICT sustainability strategy, according to a new poll released by APC by Schneider Electric conducted at a FutureGov event. Interestingly for ICT vendors, 72% of the participants indicated that they include sustainability criteria in the evaluation and selection of ICT purchases. As an effort to explore Asia Pacific’s attitudes towards energy efficiency, the poll results underscore the importance of spreading awareness of energy management amid the high environmental and financial cost of energy throughout this region.

Remarkably, of the 32% of respondents who said that cost and/or availability of electricity will have a significant impact on their data centre’s ability to support operations over the next 3 years, more than 70 percent were from developing countries – India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines and Malaysia.  Representatives from the more developed Asia Pacific countries polled – China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Australia and Singapore – were less concerned with the supply of energy, noting that it may only affect a limited number of departments or have a minimal impact.
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