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Globe says its 5G now covers 80% of Metro Manila

GLOBE TELECOM, Inc.’s fifth generation (5G) is now able to reach 80% of Metro Manila through its recent upgrades, with main business districts experiencing the most connectivity coverage, the company said.

Globe’s new unit ABSI hopes to earn P500M annually

ASTI Business Services, Inc. (ABSI), the first subsidiary of Globe Telecom, Inc.’s Asticom Technology, Inc., a shared services company, is hoping to break into the multi-billion peso shared services market, as it aims to earn at least P500 million annually, the Ayala-led telecommunications firm said.

GCash capital leads investors to take positions on Globe

NEWS of Globe Telecom, Inc.’s fintech affiliate securing fresh capital through an investment from a New York-based investment firm drove the former’s trading activity last week.

Globe partners with Microsoft Office 365 to power virtual education

Globe expands its initiatives to maximize digital education through Microsoft Office 365 solutions. Due to COVID-19, digital learning emerged as a means to continue...

Globe’s Asticom launches business process solutions subsidiary

GLOBE TELECOM, Inc.’s shared services unit Asticom Technology, Inc. is launching its first subsidiary, Asti Business Services, Inc. (ABSI), to provide enterprises with end-to-end solutions for human resources, administrative, finance, and information technology functions, the Ayala-led telco announced on Wednesday.

Globe prepares deployment of 5G in more areas

GLOBE Telecom, Inc. is preparing to make its fifth generation (5G) service available in more areas in the Philippines this year, a company official said.

Globe offers free data to some customers

GLOBE TELECOM, Inc. is offering 10 gigabits (Gb) of free data to selected home prepaid WiFi customers who were not able to reload their devices since the latter part of October.

Globe, PLDT-Smart to roll out 4,000 cell sites 

GLOBE TELECOM, Inc. and PLDT, Inc. on Tuesday detailed their plans for 2021, including new cell tower installations in various parts of the country.

Globe moves tech infrastructure to Amazon cloud service provider

MOBILE NETWORK operator Globe Telecom, Inc. has successfully transferred on Monday the bulk of its technology infrastructure to cloud service provider Amazon Web Systems, Inc. (AWS), in a bid to accelerate the former’s digital transformation and improve customer experience.

Globe signs P5-billion loan facility for capex

GLOBE TELECOM, Inc. announced on Thursday that it had signed a P5-billion loan facility with the Land Bank of the Philippines.

Globe expands support for athletes, rallies behind boxer ‘Wonder Boy’ Martin

AWARE that Filipino athletes deserve all the help they can get, Globe continues to stretch its support on that front, this time rallying behind Ifugao boxer Carl Jammes Martin.

Globe network upgrades done by 2021

GLOBE TELECOM, Inc. is expecting to complete its network upgrades by next year to offer a “dependable” telecommunications service to customers, as they continue to adopt digital solutions for their everyday needs, its top official said.

Globe Telecom says 5G service now covers 17 cities nationwide

GLOBE Telecom, Inc. announced on Wednesday that its commercial 5G service is now available in “17 cities” nationwide.

Scores of Globe, Smart in gaming experience decline — Opensignal

MOBILE GAMING experience on the networks of Globe Telecom, Inc. and Smart Communications, Inc., the wireless arm of PLDT, Inc., have both declined during the coronavirus pandemic, Opensignal said in its latest Mobile Network Experience Report.

Globe Forefront 2020 presents digital learning and teaching strategies with British...

Globe celebrated World Teachers’ Day with Forefront: The 2020 National Conference on Digital Learning.  This learning forum was held last October 5, 2020, via...

Globe’s net income down 22% 

GLOBE TELECOM, Inc. on Wednesday reported a 22% drop in its attributable net income for the third quarter to P4.39 billion.

Globe-owned Yondu sees higher demand for tech in pandemic

TECHNOLOGY company Yondu, Inc. has been recording increased demand for its products and solutions due to unique corporate needs that were born out of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the wholly owned subsidiary of Globe Telecom, Inc., said.

Globe deploys school buses with WiFi in Manila

GLOBE TELECOM, Inc. announced on Monday the deployment of school buses equipped with special antennas to provide WiFi signal to residents in at least nine areas in Manila from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. from Monday to Sunday.

Globe says upgraded cell sites up 26.4% in Sept.

GLOBE TELECOM, Inc. said it had upgraded 7,780 cell sites to 4G/LTE last month, 26.4% higher than the cell sites upgraded last year.

Globe plans to offer telemedicine in remote areas

GLOBE TELECOM, Inc. on Monday said it targets to bring health services via a telecommunication platform to the country’s remote areas after its “aggressive” network expansion and upgrade works.

Globe wants to eliminate “illegal” repeater sellers

Globe Telecom, Inc. is requesting regulators to address the growing number of sellers of “illegal” repeaters online, or devices that boost internet signals, as...

Globe, Smart among ‘most improved’ telcos globally

UK-BASED Opensignal Ltd. said Smart Communications, Inc. and Globe Telecom, Inc. had been identified as among the top 30 mobile network operators globally where users have seen “the greatest improvement” in 4G availability and video experience, respectively.

Globe claims broadband prices dropped by over 60% since 2016

GLOBE TELECOM, Inc. said Tuesday the prices per gigabyte (GB) of its broadband services have gone down by more than 60% since 2016.

Puregold adds feature in mobile app for Globe prepaid customers

GLOBE Telecom, Inc. announced Thursday a new feature added to Puregold Price Club, Inc.’s mobile app for the loading needs of its prepaid customers.

Globe’s partner tower companies to build 900 more cell sites

GLOBE Telecom, Inc. expects 900 more cell sites to be built soon as its partnerships with tower builders are now in advanced stages, the Ayala-led telecommunications services provider said.

Globe sees strong growth in broadband business

GLOBE TELECOM, INC. expects its home broadband subscriber base to continue growing in the second half as schools reopen and more people work from home amid a coronavirus pandemic.

Globe invests in business application company

GLOBE TELECOM, INC. announced Monday that it will buy a 67% stake in Third Pillar Business Applications, Inc., a business application consulting and systems integration firm.

Globe, Mineski shore up strategic alliance

DETERMINED to see their common vision of advancing interest and appreciation for esports in the country, Globe and Mineski Philippines recently renewed their partnership.

Globe income down nearly 8%, capex guidance cut by 20%

THE second-quarter net income of Globe Telecom, Inc. declined 7.8% to P4.90 billion from P5.32 billion in the same period last year due to the impact of coronavirus lockdowns on its operations.

Duterte threat vs telcos weighs on investor sentiment

INVESTOR sentiment against Globe Telecom, Inc. and PLDT, Inc. is turning negative after President Rodrigo R. Duterte threatened to shut down the telecommunications giants if they fail to improve services by December, analysts said.

Globe looking to invest more in content creation

GLOBE TELECOM, Inc. said it is studying to invest further in video content creation as part of its response to the changing needs of its customers.

Globe, AC Health to launch mobile health app

Ayala Corp.’s (AC) healthcare unit and Globe Telecom, Inc. will soon offer their services in a single mobile health app called “HealthNow,” which they plan to launch in the next 30 days.

Globe identifies 27 areas for new cell sites

Globe Telecom, Inc. plans to add more cell sites in Metro Manila and 26 other provinces beginning this month as it targets to further...

Consultations via telemedicine service soar — Globe

GLOBE Telecom, Inc. (Globe)said the coronavirus pandemic brought an increase in demand for its telemedicine service in May.

Globe enters into loan deal again to finance capex

GLOBE Telecom, Inc. on Monday said it has signed a new term loan facility to finance its capital expenditures (capex).

OUTLIER: Profit taking drags Globe Telecom stock lower

PROFIT taking drove much of Globe Telecom, Inc.’s stock activity last week.

Globe partners with Korean streaming service

PHILIPPINE telecommunications company Globe has expanded its roster of video streaming site partners with the entry of VLive, a South Korean live video streaming and entertainment platform service.

Globe to add cell sites in residential areas as consumers stay...

GLOBE Telecom, Inc. is adding more cell sites in residential areas as more consumers are now working from or studying at home.

LRTA allows Globe to erect cell sites along LRT-2 line

GLOBE Telecom, Inc. has obtained the go-signal from the Light Rail Transit Administration (LRTA) to build cell sites along the stretch of LRT-2’s line from Santolan Station in Quezon City to Recto Station in Manila.

Lockdown gives $3.4-billion boost to PLDT, Globe

WHILE the coronavirus grinds the $331 billion Philippine economy to almost a halt, a boom in mobile digital payments is reviving investor interest in the nation’s two telecom carriers.

Globe income down 2%

THE first-quarter net income of Globe Telecom, Inc. declined 2% to P6.6 billion from P6.73 billion in the same period last year due to sustained increase in depreciation charges and a bigger share in affiliates’ losses.

Globe forges deal to acquire US technology firms

AYALA-LED Globe Telecom, Inc. said it has entered into an agreement to acquire for $4 million (P200 million) substantially all of the assets of US-based technology companies Cascadeo Corp. and Cascadeo Partners.

Globe turns over 1,000 preloaded mobile phones to the country’s frontliners

Globe continues to support the connectivity needs of those at the forefront of the country’s COVID-19 response efforts by turning over 1,000 mobile phones...

Globe releases 5G-ready Huawei smart phone

GLOBE TELECOM, Inc. on Thursday launched its first fifth-generation (5G) network-enabled smart phone, the Huawei Mate 30 Pro, as it aims to expand further its network this year to meet the continuing strong demand for data.

Globe, Puregold team up for shoppers’ mobile app

GLOBE Telecom, Inc. and Puregold Price Club, Inc. launched on Friday a mobile app that enables Puregold shoppers do online shopping.