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Smart taps Ericsson for 5G roll out in first half of...

PLDT, Inc.’s wireless subsidiary Smart Communications, Inc. said its rollout of fifth generation (5G) technology is set for the first half of 2019 as it ties up with Ericsson.

Globe Telecom earnings rise in 1st half

GLOBE TELECOM, Inc. said its net income grew by 21% to P9.8 billion in the first half, on the back of higher revenues as a result of growing data consumption.

Globe offers payments via GCash at Wendy’s stores

GLOBE TELECOM, Inc. has launched a partnership with Wendy’s Philippines to allow its customers to use a QR-based mobile payment technology at its restaurants.

Globe offers home broadband services to DMCI unit owners

GLOBE TELECOM, Inc. is partnering with DMCI Homes, Inc. to offer easy subscription to Globe At Home services exclusive to DMCI condominium owners.

Globe partners with DMCI Homes to offer broadband service to condo...

Globe Telecom, Inc. said it is partnering with DMCI Homes, Inc. to offer easy subscription to Globe At Home services exclusive to DMCI condominium...

Globe to offer voice service to enterprise customers

Globe Telecom, Inc. said it is partnering with the Vonage’s Nexmo for its application programming interface (API) to open a new service that will...

Globe partners with Nokia to develop SD-WAN service

GLOBE TELECOM, Inc. is teaming up with Nokia’s cloud business Nuage Networks to enhance its Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) service targeted to business customers by integrating Nokia’s Virtualized Network Services (VNS).

ABS-CBN ends network-sharing deal with Globe, cites ‘financially unsustainable’ mobile business

ABS-CBN Corp. announced it will no longer renew its network-sharing deal with Globe Telecom, Inc. to deliver content through its ABS-CBNmobile brand after its...

Globe forming new cell tower company

GLOBE Telecom Inc. said it is establishing a new company to operate its tower assets.

Globe board approves creation of independent tower company

Globe Telecom Inc. said its board of directors approved the plan to establish a new company for its tower assets. The telecommunications company said in...

Smart, Globe implement 1-year expiry period for prepaid load

SMART COMMUNICATIONS, Inc. and Globe Telecom, Inc. have extended the validity of prepaid cellular credits or “load” below P300 to one year.

‘Third player’ entry drives defensive capital spending by PLDT, Globe

THE ENTRY of the “third player” into the telecommunications market is expected to drive even heavier capital spending at incumbents PLDT, Inc. and Globe Telecom, Inc. on top of their current network investments.

Globe to roll out 5G home broadband by mid-2019

GLOBE Telecom, Inc. is set to roll out a fifth-generation (5G) home broadband service by the second half of next year.

PHL shows vast improvement in 4G speeds — OpenSignal

THE PHILIPPINES improved in long-term evolution (LTE) availability and speed from last year due to the expansion of services by the telecommunications giants, according to a recent report.

Sparking up the future of the business world

Let's take a look back at the first SparkUp Summit.

Globe expands LTE coverage to Jolo, Tawi-Tawi, Batanes

GLOBE Telecom, Inc. said it installed 934 new long-term evolution (LTE) sites during the first quarter of the year, as it expands its network...

Ayala Q1 profits hit P7.7B

By Arra Francia, Reporter THE real estate and power units of Ayala Corp. (AC) boosted its earnings for the first quarter of 2018, with net...

Globe open to cell tower partnership with PLDT

GLOBE TELECOM, Inc. is open to a tie-up with rival PLDT Inc. to create a company specializing in cellular tower construction, one of the...

Wattpad seeks more PHL partners as it expects user growth

Entertainment company Wattpad looks to forge more partnerships for the adaptation of its content into other media as it expects an increase in its...

3rd telco player to be chosen by end 2018

By Melissa Luz T. Lopez, Senior Reporter THE Department of Information and Communications Techonology (DICT) has pushed back its target to select a third player...

Trolling the movie pirates

MORE AND more Filipinos are consuming content on the Internet with statistics portal, Statista.com, predicting that 52.3% of Filipinos will have access to the...

Globe plans to make GCash available in China

GLOBE TELECOM, Inc. eyes to make its cashless payment system available in countries where Chinese mobile payment platform Alipay (Ant Financial Services Group) is...

Globe’s Mynt partners with Primer Group

GLOBE Telecom, Inc. digital payments unit Globe Fintech Innovations, Inc. (Mynt) has partnered with the Primer Group of Companies for customers to use GCash...

GCash merchants to start accepting Alipay payments from Chinese shoppers via...

Globe Fintech Innovations, Inc, (Mynt) and Ant Financial Services Group (“Ant Financial” or “Ant”) announced a new QR code solution, which will enable local...

Winners of Globe ProjectEd shot short films on their mobile phones

Senior high students from all over the Philippines submitted short films shot using their mobile phones.

Globe ties up with Shakey’s for mobile payment, toll-free delivery

Globe Telecom Inc. has partnered with Shakey's Pizza Asia Ventures Inc (SPAVI) for toll-free delivery calls and for the use of Globe's in-store mobile...

Smart leads in LTE speed, while Globe beats rival in availability...

PLDT's Smart Communications, Inc. provides faster long-term evolution (LTE) speeds than Globe Telecom Inc, a UK-based company said. In its report titled "State of Mobile Networks:...

Globe signs loan deal with Mizuho Bank

GLOBE Telecom, Inc. has sealed two loans from Mizuho Bank Ltd. to finance its capital expenditure program this year. In a disclosure to the stock...

DICT sticks to May target in naming third telco player

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) said it will retain its target of naming a third major telco player by May and...

Globe deactivates over 14,000 SIM cards found to be sources of...

Globe Telecom Inc said it has deactivated over 14,000 SIM cards found to be sources of spam and scam text messages. The telco giant said...

Local ads dominate YouTube Ads Leaderboard

A DOG video topped Google Philippines’s YouTube Ads Leaderboard, a bi-annual list of the top 10 Philippine ads on the video platform, which was...

PLDT to surrender CURE frequencies at no charge

PLDT, Inc. has agreed to the government’s plan to assign frequencies held by Connectivity Unlimited Resource Enterprise (CURE) to the telecom industry’s “third player”...

Globe net profit drops in 2017

GLOBE TELECOM, Inc. reported its net profit fell 5% to P15.08 billion in 2017 despite record revenues, as “increased investments in data network pushed...

Globe says nearing two-million broadband line goal

GLOBE Telecom, Inc. has deployed one million broadband lines, halfway through its goal of two million lines by 2020. In a statement, the telecommunications company...

PLDT, Globe wary of government’s plan to reallocate frequencies

By Patrizia Paola C. Marcelo, Reporter PLDT, Inc. and Globe Telecom, Inc. are wary of the plan of the Department of Information and Communications Technology...

Globe holds 2018 capex budget steady at $850 million

GLOBE Telecom, Inc. has set aside a capital expenditure (capex) budget of $850 million (P42.37 billion) for 2018, unchanged from a year earlier, primarily...

One telco eyed for remaining frequencies

THE DEPARTMENT of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) is looking at allocating the remaining telco frequencies to one player or consortium of players in...

Duterte wants paper work moving on 3rd telco player

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte has instructed two government agencies to pave the way for the application of a third telecommunications provider in the Philippines,...

Globe rolls out GCash in Davao City malls

  MYNT, a financial technology start-up wholly-owned by Globe Telecom, Inc., recently rolled out GCash in some of the biggest shopping malls in Davao City,...

Globe Q3 profit rises amid strong demand for data

By Arra B. Francia, Reporter EARNINGS of Globe Telecom, Inc. attributable to the parent soared 76% in the third quarter of 2017, as the company...

PCC mulls legal options after CA upholds legality of telco deal

THE Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) vowed to pursue other legal options after the Court of Appeals (CA) quashed its bid to review PLDT, Inc....

PHL telcos get mixed 4G service test results

GLOBE Telecom, Inc. led regionally in 4G availability while Smart Communications, Inc. led in 4G speeds, mirroring national results, a London-based company said. In its...

Globe sees flat capex for 2018

GLOBE TELECOM, Inc. may keep its capital expenditure (capex) for 2018 at the same level as this year. “We try to keep it at...

Globe hikes capex by $100 million

GLOBE Telecom Inc. is hiking its capital expenditures this year by $100 million, as it ramps up expansion of its mobile data network in...

Globe seals $155-million loan to fund capex

GLOBE Telecom, Inc. on Friday said it had signed a $155-million loan with Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co. with terms of seven and 10...