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Globe Statement on NTC order

Since the very beginning of the case, we have clearly stated that SMS is a deregulated service and telcos have the right to set the retail price of this service. In fact, this has worked for the benefit of the consumer because the prices have gone down drastically with the advent of customization, bucket and combo promos, and unlimited services. There is no provision in the NTC Circular which imposes a ceiling price of P0.80 per SMS sent. There are other various legal grounds by which we base our opposition. In this regard, Globe shall avail of all legal remedies to preserve its right to determine the pricing of its services.

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Posted by on November 23, 2012 in Globe Telecom, Technology


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Mobile operators should co-operate on messaging, says Ovum

Mobile carriers in many markets around the world are struggling to combat the negative impact mobile instant messaging services (MIMS) are having on SMS revenues, says Ovum.

In a new report the independent telecoms analyst firm focuses on South Korea, a nation with arguably the highest penetration rate for MIMS in the world, and extracts lessons that can be applied by global carriers in the fight against free-to-use MIMS. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on June 5, 2012 in Ovum


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PIA partners with Globe Telecom for SMS broadcast facility

President Benigno Aquino III (center) sends the first text message from the PIA Text Blast service, which was launched Wednesday during the 25th anniversary celebration of the Philippine Information Agency. The PIA utilized Globe Business' TxtConnect service, in partnership with Globe Telecom. Flanking the Chief Executive are Sec. Herminio "Sonny" Coloma, Jr (left) of the Presidential Communications Operations Office and Atty. Jose A. Fabia, PIA Director General

The Philippine Information Agency (PIA), the official information arm of the government, partners with Globe Telecom for a Short Message Service (SMS) broadcast facility that aims to use text messaging as a faster means to disseminate relevant advisories, news and updates nationwide.

“The use of text messaging as a tool for keeping our citizenry informed and aware is timely, given that cellphones are now the most pervasive form of communication,” said Atty. Jose A. Fabia, Director General of the Philippine Information Agency, “Our partnership with Globe Telecom shows that the government and the private sector can work together and maximize resources to deliver public service to Filipinos from all walks of life.”
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Posted by on February 2, 2012 in Globe Telecom, Technology


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