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Globe taps DBP for P5-B term loan as it ramps up...

GLOBE TELECOM, Inc. said it signed a P5-billion term loan with the state-run Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP), as it is set to continue ramping up capital spending to improve data infrastructure in the country.

Globe names new information chief

GLOBE TELECOM, Inc. on Wednesday announced the appointment of Carlomagno E. Malana as its new chief information officer beginning Jan. 1, 2020.

Data demand drives Globe Q3 profit higher

GLOBE Telecom, Inc. reported a 17% rise in profits in the third quarter, driven by strong growth in all its data-related products and services.

Globe to acquire majority stake in ECPay

GLOBE Telecom, Inc. is spending P1.54 billion to acquire a majority stake in Electronic Commerce Payments, Inc. (ECPay).

Globe 5G services offered in parts of Rizal, Cavite, Bulacan

GLOBE Telecom, Inc. is expanding the coverage of its fifth-generation (5G) network to parts of Rizal, Cavite and Bulacan.

Globe unit targets 25% increase in revenues

GLOBE Telecom, Inc. wholly owned subsidiary Yondu, Inc. is targeting to reach P940 million in revenues at the end of the year as it continues to expand its portfolio of digital services.

Globe signs MoU for 150 cell sites in Luzon

GLOBE TELECOM, Inc. has signed its third agreement for shareable telecommunications towers with a wholly owned subsidiary of global infrastructure firm American Tower Corp. (ATC).

Globe buys back Yondu shares

GLOBE TELECOM, Inc. is buying back all its shares in Xurpas, Inc. subsidiary in a move expected to benefit its enterprise business.

Globe enterprise division signs 17 reseller deals

THE enterprise arm of Globe Telecom, Inc. said it is expanding its presence across the country’s three main island groups with new partnership deals with resellers.

PHL telcos seen to sustain revenue growth this year

FITCH Ratings expects the two major telco companies in the Philippines to book mid to high single-digit revenue growth for full year 2019, amid stabilizing competition between the two players.

Globe rethinks plan to lease tower assets amid lack of rules...

GLOBE Telecom, Inc. said it may put on hold its plan to lease or sell its tower assets, as the government is still finalizing rules on shared telecommunications infrastructure.

Globe’s 917 Ventures to focus on non-telco services

GLOBE TELECOM, Inc. is strengthening its push for non-telecommunications related services, as it rebrands Globe Capital Ventures Holdings, Inc. (GCVH) as 917 Ventures.

Globe posts flat earnings in Q2

GLOBE Telecom, Inc. reported flat earnings in the second quarter as ramped-up infrastructure spending dampened the growth in revenues.

5G network now available in Pasig — Globe

GLOBE Telecom, Inc.’s fifth-generation (5G) network became commercially available in Pasig City over the weekend.

PLDT, Globe’s rating differential to narrow — Fitch

THE credit rating margin between rivals Globe Telecom, Inc. and PLDT, Inc. is expected to narrow in the next 18 months, as the Ayala-led telco shows improved cash flows.

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.