Tuguegarao City gov’t taps Globe for Wifi project

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

The telecommunications company said in a statement on Tuesday the Tuguegarao City government signed up for Globe Business’ Direct Internet service.

“Aside from the need to have fast and reliable internet connectivity to effectively cater to the communication needs of all offices in the City Hall, the project also aims to extend its reach to Public Schools, specifically the students and teachers,” Tuguegarao City Mayor Jefferson P. Soriano said in the statement.

Direct Internet is Globe Business’ WiFi offer for enterprises that gives direct and secure connection within an office to ensure seamless connection for data transfer, voice and video call activities.

Globe said the partnership with the Tuguegarao City government is aligned with the company’s goal of encouraging local government units to adopt the integration of information and communications technology in government procedures.

“Globe Business is thrilled and privileged to have been chosen by the City of Tuguegarao. We are very excited for the partnership as this pushes us to strive for excellence and commit to our purpose to help build our nation,” Peter D. Maquera, Globe’s senior vice-president for its enterprise group, said in the statement.

In the nine-month period ending November 2018, Globe said its attributable net income rose 17% to P15.15 billion, driven by a 9% hike in consolidated service revenues to P103.3 billion on increased data revenues across all business segments. — Denise A. Valdez