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Globe leads fixed wireless home broadband market

GLOBE TELECOM, Inc. said it grew its market share for fixed wireless home broadband in the first quarter as the penetration rate across the country expanded during the period.

Globe taps Israeli satellite networking firm

GLOBE Telecom, Inc. inked a new partnership with an Israel-based satellite networking firm for the provision of WiFi services in schools and hospitals across the country.

Globe Telecom partners with Aboitiz for common towers

GLOBE Telecom, Inc. has secured its second deal to order shareable telecommunications infrastructure from the tandem of Aboitiz InfraCapital, Inc. and Frontier Tower Associates Philippines (FTAP).

Globe set to lease 150 common towers from two companies

TWO common tower providers are set to sign a memorandum of agreement (MoA) with the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) after securing a deal with Globe Telecom, Inc. for the installation of passive telecommunications infrastructure.

Globe makes case for energy-saving benefits of more cell towers

GLOBE TELECOM, Inc. is calling for the easing of restrictions on building passive telecommunications infrastructure such as cell sites, claiming that easier rules would aid network operators in operating more efficiently by reducing power consumption.

Globe upgrades cell towers in Semirara island

GLOBE Telecom Inc. said it has completed upgrading cell towers with long-term evolution (LTE) technology in Semirara Island.

Globe stands firm on Huawei partnership

GLOBE TELECOM, Inc. said it will continue to partner with Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., including on the establishment of a fifth-generation (5G) network in the country, despite the United States placing the Chinese tech giant on a trade blacklist last week.

Data drives Globe profit higher in 1st qtr

EARNINGS of Globe Telecom, Inc. rose 44% in the first quarter, on strong revenues from sustained increase in data usage by mobile and home broadband subscribers.

Smart edges Globe in terms of mobile video experience — report

WIRELESS coverage mapping firm Opensignal said Smart Communications, Inc. is “far in the lead” against its rival Globe Telecom, Inc. in terms of providing a seamless mobile video experience to customers in the Philippines.

GCash eyes MSMEs in Visayas, Mindanao

DAVAO CITY — GCash is looking at tapping more micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the countrysides of the Visayas and Mindanao as it wants to increase usage of the system.

Globe hikes capex to P63B

GLOBE TELECOM, Inc. is raising its capital expenditure (capex) by 45% to P63 billion (about $1.2 billion) this year as it continues to expand its network to address rising demand for data services.

Malaysia’s RT Telecom sets aggressive tower rollout in PHL

MALAYSIA-BASED RT Telecom Sdn Bhd — a tower provider that has previously been tapped by Globe Telecom, Inc. and Smart Communications, Inc. — signed on Wednesday a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the government to operate as an independent common tower provider in the Philippines.

Globe reports data breach affecting 8,000 customers

GLOBE TELECOM, Inc. said on Tuesday there has been a data breach on its system for the “On The List” program, affecting some 8,851 customers.

MMDA: Expect heavy traffic over the weekend due to road repairs,...

MOTORISTS can expect to encounter heavy traffic over the weekend as some roads in Metro Manila are scheduled for repair and reblocking, said the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Friday, Jan. 25.

Globe to be 100% on the cloud by midyear

GLOBE Telecom, Inc. said it is looking to complete its migration to the cloud by the middle of the year as it records close to $5 million in savings from the digital transformation that started in 2014.

Tuguegarao City gov’t taps Globe for Wifi project

THE enterprise arm of Globe Telecom, Inc. said it partnered with the local government of Tuguegarao City for its free WiFi project.

Globe improves network coverage in Cebu

GLOBE TELECOM, Inc. on Tuesday said it has boosted mobile network coverage in two barangays in Cebu City.

Globe to implement 8-digit landline numbers in mid-March

GLOBE TELECOM, Inc. said it will start changing by March next year the landline numbers of its customers in Greater Metro Manila from a seven-digit telephone number to an eight-digit combination, in compliance with an order from the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC).

DICT seeks mandatory unlocking of devices for postpaid users

THE DEPARTMENT of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) is seeking to implement a policy requiring telecommunications companies to unlock mobile devices after a lock-in period.

Globe profit up 3% in Q3

GLOBE TELECOM, Inc. reported its net income grew 3% during the third quarter to P5.02 billion, driven by an 11% increase in revenues from its expanding customer base.

Globe says tower-building industry needs more participants

GLOBE Telecom Inc said on Friday that the government’s decision to limit the field to two independent companies in the tower-building industry will hinder efforts to develop faster Internet connectivity in the Philippines.

Globe to deploy small cell antennas along major roads

GLOBE TELECOM, Inc. is expecting to speed up the roll out of more than 120 cell sites in Metro Manila as it signed an agreement with the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) to cut the process for securing permits in building telco infrastructure.

Globe says on track to hit LTE coverage target

GLOBE Telecom, Inc. said it is moving closer to reaching its target of deploying long-term evolution (LTE) services to 95% of cities and municipalities in the country by end-2018.

Globe expands LTE network coverage

Globe Telecom, Inc. said it installed 1,752 new long-term evolution (LTE) sites during the first half of the year, bringing its LTE network coverage...

SEC approves Globe’s cell tower company

THE SECURITIES and Exchange Commission (SEC) has approved the incorporation of Globe Telecom, Inc.’s new company that would build cellular towers, the telecommunications giant said on Wednesday.

SEC approves Globe’s creation of new tower firm

Globe Telecom, Inc. is moving closer to establishing a separate tower holding company now that it has secured clearance from the Securities and Exchange...

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.

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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...