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Globe, PLDT interconnect landlines in General Santos City and South Cotabato

Leading telecommunications company Globe Telecom has completed its landline interconnection with Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT) in General Santos City and the whole province of South Cotabato over the weekend. This follows the activation of their commercial wireline interconnection in Tarlac province barely two weeks ago.

Both firms are also working on similar arrangements in Pangasinan, Zambales, Davao del Sur, and Davao del Norte.
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Posted by on November 12, 2012 in Globe Telecom, Technology

 

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Smart says “joint use” of Bayantel frequencies by Globe is ‘illegal’

Wireless leader Smart Communications, Inc. is opposing the “joint use” agreement entered into by Globe Telecom and Bayan Telecommunications, Inc. under which, it said, Globe will be able to illegally use the mobile phone frequencies of Bayantel.

Instead, Smart is calling on the NTC to initiate proceedings to recall the frequencies assigned to Bayantel, as required by NTC rules, because of the telecom firm’s failure to use these frequencies to provide mobile phone service to the public.

The NTC should then offer these frequencies to all interested and qualified applicants in an open and competitive bidding process, said Enrico L. Espanol, head of Smart’s Legal and Regulatory Department in a letter opposing the application submitted Sept. 28.
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Posted by on October 3, 2012 in Smart Communications, Technology

 

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Go Play Your Way with Globe Prepaid: Sarah, Gerald and Vice show you how

Sarah Geronimo, Gerald Anderson and Vice Ganda are all in full swing these days. Sarah is the country’s popstar princess, with her legion of fans following her every move – from her chart-topping songs, sold out concerts and performances, to her blockbuster movies. Gerald has blossomed into becoming today’s ultimate drama prince and most sought-after leading man, with a number of hit TV series and films under his belt. Vice is the Philippines’ Phenomenal Star, with his comedy starrer ‘Praybeyt Benjamin’ being named as the highest grossing Filipino movie of all time, not to mention his much-talked about variety show that trends in Twitter on a weekly basis.

While they have different stories to tell and lives to share with their supporters, these showbiz luminaries definitely dreamed big to have things their way. Like Sarah, Gerald, and Vice Ganda, you too can have things your way just by being Globe-connected. For the first time ever, Globe Prepaid allows you to go play and make your own prepaid promo bundled with text, call, and mobile browsing services available in different prices and validity periods, giving you the flexibility to design your promo that’s fit for your needs. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on May 15, 2012 in Globe Telecom

 

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Vonage Announces International Partnership with Globe™ in the Philippines

Vonage Holdings Corp. today announced it has entered into an agreement with Globe™, a leading telecommunications provider in the Philippines, to deliver best-in-market pricing to and from the Philippines.

With more than three million Filipinos living in the U.S., the Filipino calling segment represents a substantial growth opportunity for Vonage and for Globe™. This attractive customer segment is highly educated, has an average income that is 50% higher than the U.S. population, has a high penetration of broadband service and a high affinity for staying connected to friends and family overseas.

“We are pleased to sign our first international partnership with Globe,” said Marc Lefar, Vonage Chief Executive Officer. “Together, we’ve structured a creative alliance that allows us to address the largely underserved needs of Filipino callers. We expect to be in market later this year.”

“This alliance marks a significant milestone in Vonage’s strategy to expand our services beyond North America,” said Lefar. “By leveraging our heritage of VoIP innovation and expertise in international long distance, we can offer partners such as Globe the ability to expand their communications businesses in their local markets and beyond.”

“We remain actively involved in discussions with several prospective partners and look forward to announcing additional alliances before the end of this year,” added Lefar.

 
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Posted by on May 10, 2012 in Globe Telecom

 

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Microsoft Philippines Supports the first Startup Weekend in Cebu to help Spur Technopreneurship in the Visayas

The first-ever Startup Weekend event in Cebu offers opportunities for local startups in the Visayas region to network with founders and jointly pursue the most promising ideas. As Microsoft Philippines aims to further support local developers and startup entrepreneurs, the IT leader has once again collaborated with other major companies to sponsor and co-organize another Startup Weekend event, this time in Cebu. Startup Weekend: Cebu (SWC) happens from May 11 to 13 at the University of the Philippines, Cebu.

Together with major event partner DOST-ICT Office and other sponsors like Globe, Kickstart, UP Cebu, and CebuinIT, Microsoft is supporting the 54-hour event that will allow IT professionals and participants to gather and share ideas, form teams, create business plans, build products and create startups.

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Posted by on May 4, 2012 in Microsoft

 

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Globe Run4Home 2012 races responsibly

Now on its fourth year, the much-awaited Globe Run4Home has always been known for its socially responsible component. Proceeds of the fun runs in the last three years have been donated to partner beneficiaries with missions to attend to the society’s need for quality homes.

Turning corporate accountability up several notches higher, Globe Run4Home 2012 welcomes and seeks to comply with the set of race coordination guidelines that has recently been created for the local government of Cebu City. A group of race organizers, Cebu City Sports Commission, and Cebu City Traffic Operations Management got together to ideate on the various parameters that will now be required of race organizers in an effort to protect runners from fly-by-night schemes.
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Posted by on March 8, 2012 in Globe Telecom, Technology

 

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Moving startups to successful technopreneurs, Globe incubator to support aspiring businesses

Taking off from the highly successful Startup Weekend Manila last October 2011, leading telecommunications company Globe Telecom is setting up a first-in-the-Philippines incubator focused on helping aspiring technopreneurs launch their own businesses.

This is a unique way of reaching out to tech startup communities and getting them off to a faster start, and a better trajectory. While this project has access to the “big company” resources that an enterprise like Globe would have, it has an independent mandate and the soft touch grassroots community focus necessary for supporting the Philippines’ bourgeoning startup ecosystem. The Globe incubator will partner with aspiring technopreneurs by building an end-to-end support system that marries the ‘hardware’ of big companies with the ‘software’ of mentorship and community partnership.
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Posted by on March 6, 2012 in Globe Telecom

 

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Globe cites increasing importance of IT execs in PH firms to drive innovation

Globe Business backs the Association of SEIPI IT Executives and Professionals (ASITEP) anew, partnering with the group for its programs and activities for the year. The renewal of the partnership was done during the group’s year-end membership meeting. Greg Romero (4th from left) headed the representatives from Globe. He is joined in the photo by (from left) ASITEP Board of Directors: Art Rayo of Analog Devices, Richard Parcia of Triquint Semiconductor, Rhett Ramos of Remec Broadband, Karen Salgado of Amkor, Lito Nepomuceno of TDK, John Jimenez of Emerson Network, Jerric Ferrer of Pricon, Gilbert Virtucio of Globe Business and Francis Capili of Moog.

Globe Telecom reinforced its support for IT professionals in the Philippines as the company, through unit Globe Business, renewed its support for the Association of SEIPI IT Executives and Professionals (ASITEP), the umbrella group of IT experts in the Philippines working under the Semiconductor and Electronic Industries in the Philippines (SEIPI).

Business executives and CIOs around the world and across industries agree that information technology is a valued investment in achieving an effective business strategy and vision. The 2011 Global CIO Study by IBM also showed that CIOs from different-sized companies across the globe have become more aligned to CEOs, and are using IT innovation to drive real business results.
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Posted by on March 5, 2012 in Globe Telecom, News

 

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Globe GCASH and American Express team up for online payment solutions

G-Xchange, Inc. (GXI), the mobile commerce subsidiary of Philippine telco giant Globe Telecom that provides mobile and data services to over 30 million customers, is entering into a partnership with American Express, a global payment and network services provider to develop an innovative online payment solution that will allow Globe GCASH mobile wallet customers to not only buy smartphone apps, music, movies, and games but also shop for electronics, toys, apparel, and many other goods from popular US and UK online sites that accept American Express.

The tie-up will provide a hassle-free shopping experience for Filipinos as goods bought through GCASH via American Express can be delivered from the US or UK directly to their homes in the Philippines. Furthermore, customers may also take advantage of thousands of online deals and offers.
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Posted by on March 2, 2012 in Globe Telecom, Technology

 

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Globe launches GCASH App for BlackBerry smartphones; iPhone app next in line

Globe Telecom, through its internationally acclaimed mobile commerce service GCASH, announced a first in the industry with the launch of the GCASH mobile app for Blackberry smartphones, now available for free download via the BlackBerry App World while Apple iPhone GCASH app is to be launched this March 2012.

Using the GCASH application is simple. After subscribers downloaded the application, all they need to do is click on the GCASH icon on the Main Menu of their BlackBerry to launch the application. There is no need to go to any website to transact. Internet connection is also not needed. The app is very accessible and easy to use. Subscribers only need to enter the details of their transaction together with their Mobile PIN (MPIN) as prompted by the application to conduct any GCASH transaction. There is no need to memorize any keywords or access numbers.
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Posted by on March 1, 2012 in Globe Telecom, Technology

 

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