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Globe broadband upgrades to 5G next year

Ayala-led Globe Telecom Inc. is leading the adoption of 5G (fifth-generation) wireless technology in the country by making the first 5G home broadband service available by the second quarter of next year......»»

Category: financeSource: philstar philstarJun 7th, 2018

Globe eyes 587K broadband lines

GLOBE Telecom claims to be on track to meet its target to deploy more than 500,000 broadband lines this year. The company said on Monday that it was targeting to roll out 587,000 broadband lines this 2017, higher than the 336,000 lines deployed a year ago. Joel Agustin, Globe senior vice president for Program Governance, [...] The post Globe eyes 587K broadband lines appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsNov 14th, 2017

Coach Brad Stevens excited for fully healthy Celtics

NBA.com staff report Five days from now, the Boston Celtics will hold their first official training camp practice as they (and every other NBA team) begin preparation for the 2018-19 season. After months of waiting and hoping, it appears everyone on the Celtics' roster -- including injured stars Gordon Hayward and Kyrie Irving -- will be ready to go come Sept. 25. Celtics coach Brad Stevens informed the media of that on Wednesday as he spoke at the BCSF Golf Tournament at Old Sandwich Golf Club in Plymouth, Mass. Stevens has been watching as the team has held an "open gym" at the Celtics' practice facility in Brighton and has been impressed with what he has seen, writes Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe. “As of last I’ve heard, we should have everybody full go,” Stevens said. “Everybody that’s been here has been playing five-on-five and been looking good. “The exciting part is that we should have a full group of guys healthy and ready to go. And the tough part is that we know we’ve got a lot to cover in a short amount of time.” Brad Stevens took a break from today's Shamrock Foundation golf tournament to give us an update on how the team is expected to look next week for training camp. pic.twitter.com/5xuHJvl3iY — Boston Celtics (@celtics) September 19, 2018 Stevens' comments about the health of the roster weren't much of a surprise, especially since Boston has been trending toward having everyone ready for camp all summer. Yesterday, Stevens said Irving and Hayward are looking much like their old selves on the court. “I saw him this morning at the facility and he looks good," Stevens said of Irving. "He’s worked really hard, I think he’s really excited and it’s good to see that. I think both he and Gordon will appreciate all the little things and all the mundane things even more, because Kyrie’s had the end of the season taken away from him twice in the last four years, and the one with us last year was such a shock because of the unfortunate event with the infection.” Irving and Hayward missed 22 and 81 games, respectively, with injuries last season. Irving missed the final 15 games of the 2017-18 season and the entire playoffs to repair his left knee. Hayward suffered a gruesome ankle injury just five minutes into his Celtics debut after defecting from the Utah Jazz via free agency last summer. Stevens told reporters he doesn't plan on playing anyone "a ton" in the preseason opener on Sept. 28 vs. the Charlote Hornets (Sept. 29, PHL time). In addition, he does not expect to rest Irving or Hayward during the season unless team trainers instruct him to do so. “Not my call at all,” Stevens said. “So the medical team comes and says this person can’t play in a back-to-back, then they don’t play in a back-to-back. If they can and it’s good for them, barring anything else unforeseen, then obviously they’ll play. “We haven’t sat in front of it and said that’s the case with certain guys yet and I’m not sure I anticipate that with either of those guys. They’ve made great strides.” Like Irving, Hayward has worked diligently to recover from his injury and Stevens has seen the progress in Hayward's recovery all along the way. The mental challenge in Hayward's comeback -- taking that first hit, playing at NBA speed and more -- is not something Stevens is worried about his star forward overcoming. “He’s been really diligent all the way through his rehab and progressing each step,” Stevens said. “I watched him through the steps of working out to going to one-on-one, to two-on-two, to three-on-three, and he can play some of the open gyms the guys are having. “Like anything, there’s always going to be a period of adjustment, but from my eye, and I think from everybody else that may have watched him work out, he looks like he’s looked before. That’s positive, I’d say.” Backup center Daniel Theis, who missed the Celtics' playoff run with a season-ending knee injury, has also looked solid in the workouts, Stevens said. Boston suffered minimal offseason roster losses among its key rotation players as only center Greg Monroe (who signed with Toronto) and guard Shane Larkin (who will be playing in Turkey) won't be back for 2018-19. Despite the loss of their starting backcourt last season, the Celtics still advanced to the Eastern Conference finals, falling to the Cavaliers in seven games. They are expected by many to be a top contender for the East title in 2018-19......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 20th, 2018

NOW upgrades broadband capacity

Listed telecom and technology firm NOW Corp. has made significant upgrades in its current equipment capacity in preparation for the huge demand of broadband internet of its customers......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 15th, 2018

PT& T sees return to profitability this year with broadband business

Philippine Telegraph & Telephone Corp. (PT&T) expects to post a profit in 2018 on the back of steady growth from its fixed broadband business. In its 2017 annual report, the company said it.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsSep 15th, 2018

DOUBLEDRAGON Properties Corp

GLOBE Telecom goes full throttle in building its Esports portfolio after successfully staging its first SEA open Esports tournament with Globe Conquerors Manila 2018, where a prize pool of $250,000 was up for grabs. On the back of more pervasive LTE network, accelerating mobile broadband growth, Globe is spearheading the development of the Esports ecosystem […] The post DOUBLEDRAGON Properties Corp appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsSep 10th, 2018

Globe jacking up 2018 capex guidance by $100M

Telco giant Globe Telecom is ramping up capital spending this year to meet growing demand for internet services and to sustain profit growth, a company statement showed. This comes amid a 140-perce.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsAug 27th, 2018

Globe reinvestment ratio among highest worldwide

Globe Telecom Inc. said it has among the highest reinvestment ratios in the world, allocating about 30 percent of its gross service revenues to capital spending every year......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 24th, 2018

Smart up by 1,300 LTE sites over Globe, according to latest figures

  MANILA, Philippines – Philippine telco Smart reports that they have added 3,900 LTE base stations to their network from January 2018 to the end of June 2018, bringing the total number to 12,600 – a 45% increase since the beginning of the year.  The two major telcos in the Philippines ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 20th, 2018

PLDT reports 45% increase in LTE base stations, wider fixed broadband network

PLDT Inc. announced the deployment of more LTE sites and the expansion of its fixed-line network in the first semester of the year. The company, together with mobile subsidiary Smart Communications.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsAug 20th, 2018

Now H1 income more than doubles to P5.82M

Listed NOW Corp. said earnings jumped higher in the first half of the year, as revenues for IT services and broadband internet went up. NOW announced that net income from January to June 2018 amoun.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsAug 18th, 2018

‘Heaven-guided’ underground maze proves Armenian tourist draw

When Tosya Gharibyan asked her husband to dig a basement under their house to store potatoes, she had little idea the underground labyrinth he would eventually produce would prove to be one of Armenia's major tourist draws. Their one-story house in the village of Arinj outside the capital Yerevan may not look like much but today it brings in visitors from all over the globe after a 23-year labor of love by Tosya's late husband, Levon Arakelyan. They come to see a twisting network of subterranean caves and tunnels known as "Levon's divine underground." In the cold and quiet, Tosya leads tourists through corridors that connect seven chambers adorned with Romanesque columns and...Keep on reading: ‘Heaven-guided’ underground maze proves Armenian tourist draw.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 29th, 2018

5G arrival to spur economic growth — Globe

Ayala-led Globe Telecom Inc. is on course with its targeted 5G deployment by the second quarter of next year, saying the technology’s arrival in the country would spur economic development......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 28th, 2018

Windows Notepad App Finally Upgrades

For most people with a Windows laptop, the Notepad app is a very familiar face and has been for years, but now it is undergoing a major change and will be released later in the year with Microsoft’s Windows 10 update codenamed Redstone 5. Following requests flooding in from Windows 10 users who use the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJul 17th, 2018

ABS-CBN cuts ties with Globe on mobile network sharing

ABS-CBN Convergence, the broadcast giant’s mobile telecommunications unit, is not renewing its network sharing agreement with Globe Telecom as the partnership is set to expire this year......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 16th, 2018

Sky partners with RunRio for Siargao International Marathon this weekend

To continue its zero-waste management and mangrove protection projects in Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte, running events company Runrio Events, Inc. is holding the Siargao International Marathon with cable, direct-to-home, and broadband provider SKY as official media partner. Thousands of local and international tourists as well as island residents are expected to participate in the destination run on Saturday (July 14) at the Muncipality of del Carmen. The race has five distance categories—3km, 5km, 10km, 21km, and 42km. Island residents may also join for free in the 5km category. “SKY has always been passionate about protecting the environment. We’ve held the SKYathon beach run in the past years for Boracay’s coral reef rehabilitation. Now, we would like to contribute to Siargao’s environmental care by becoming a media partner for the Siargao International Marathon,” said Delbert Santos II, SKY senior marketing manager. Part of the marathon’s route are the coastlines where mangroves from the project were planted last year. The organizers are also bringing in waste management expert to introduce zero-waste management technology in the island. “As early as now, we would like to prevent any environmental damage to happen in Siargao, especially that the island is becoming popular among tourists. With this project, we would like to educate both locals and tourists on how to take care of the island,” said running coach Rio dela Cruz of Runrio Events, Inc. Interested participants of the Siargao International Marathon may still make last-minute registration by visiting www.runrio.com......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 10th, 2018

Bourdain leaves bulk of $1.2M estate to 11-year-old daughter

        NEW YORK --- Globe-trotting chef, author and TV host Anthony Bourdain was worth $1.2 million when he died last month and left most of the estate to his 11-year-old daughter, according to court papers filed this week in New York. Bourdain's will and related papers show assets including $425,000 in cash and savings, $250,000 in personal property, $500,000 in intangibles like royalties and residuals, and $35,000 in a brokerage account. The documents also list a $1.1 million mortgage. The 61-year-old Bourdain was found dead June 8 in an apparent suicide in his hotel room in Kaysersberg, France, an ancient village where he was working on hi...Keep on reading: Bourdain leaves bulk of $1.2M estate to 11-year-old daughter.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 7th, 2018

All prepaid load now valid for 1 year

All prepaid loads, including those with denominations below P300, will now have a one year validity as telcos Smart Communications Inc. and Globe Telecom Inc. announced yesterday their full compliance with a joint memorandum circular issued by three agencies......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 6th, 2018

Sky lowers unlimited 5Mbps fiber plan to P999 monthly

MANILA, Philippines – Broadband service provider Sky decreased the monthly subscription rate for its unlimited 5Mbps fiber broadband plan from P1,299 monthly to P999 monthly.  Sky calls it "the lowest fiber broadband on offer today." To compare, both PLDT and Globe's unlimited, fixed 5Mbps plans are priced at ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2018

Airbnb, Uber woes show Japan does not share easily

Thousands of Airbnb reservations scrapped, Uber reduced to delivering food: life is hard in Japan for giants of the sharing economy, stuck between tough regulation and popular suspicion. Japan may be the world's third-largest economy and a high-tech hub but it has been surprisingly slow to warm to the sharing economy that has disrupted markets across the globe. According to 2016 figures compiled by research institute Yano the sharing economy accounted for 50 billion yen ($455 million) in Japan. While that's a 26 percent year-on-year rise, it is a drop in the ocean compared with markets in Europe, the US or China, which are worth tens or hundreds of billions of doll...Keep on reading: Airbnb, Uber woes show Japan does not share easily.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 1st, 2018

Duterte Year 2: The broadband picture

Internet in the Philippines has remained, more or less, the same from a year ago. Speeds have seen a slight increase, but relative to the rest of the world, the country remains in the lower tier. In the most recent global index by internet speed monitor Ookla, the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 30th, 2018