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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

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

PH to experience 2018’s longest day today

  The Philippines and the rest of the world will experience this day (Thursday) the longest daytime for the year, the Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) indicated.   Also known as the summer solstice, this event will be followed by the start of shorter days and longer nights for countries located in the northern hemisphere of the globe, such as the Philippines.   According to GMT, the longest day this Thursdaywould last until10:07 GMT, or at seven minutes aftersix o'clockin the evening in the Philippines (GMT+8).   GMT noted the situation is reversed for countries in the southern hemisphere, as they would experience their shortest day on Thursday. The ...Keep on reading: PH to experience 2018’s longest day today.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 21st, 2018

LOOK: NBA Live 19 to feature Manila s The Tenement court

Pinoy NBA gamers will get a special treat when the latest edition of NBA Live, NBA Live 19, launches later this year. The game's "The One" mode is going international in NBA Live 19, and one of the courts where your player can ball out on will be Manila's own "The Tenement," located at Fort Bonifacio. Here's how the game's official blog describes the locale: Originally built as a housing project in the 60s, the Fort Bonifacio Tenement (affectionately known as The Tenement) almost didn’t make it to NBA LIVE. In 2014, the National Housing Authority sought to evict all of the residents, claiming the buildings were prone to earthquakes and overall unsafe. Residents pushed back against the eviction order, and as The Tenement gained attention and acclaim in the streetball community, the government relented. A large part of the appeal of The Tenement is not just the court but the community that surrounds it. Surrounded by the towering housing units, every move (and every mistake) on the court can be seen. In a community where both circumstance and architecture demand people come together as one, The Tenement court is at the heart of it all. Also featured are Paris' Jordan Qua 54 and Brazil's Rio Favela Court. Here's more from the game's official site about balling out in The Streets: Take advantage of the opportunity to play in The Streets World Tour on top streetball courts across the globe. With different rules, courts, and players, the challenges never end – and neither do the rewards. The stakes are high, and you’ll have the entire social media world watching. This is your chance to turn yourself into a star. Don’t forget about Live Events either, including the return of LIVESTRIKE, which gives you the chance to win exclusive, rare sneakers and threads. But that’s not all. Play something new every day by yourself or with friends as the game evolves. The free demo of NBA Live 19 comes out on August 24, with the game dropping on September 7. Check out the trailer below:    .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 11th, 2018

Cell sites issue seen as major concern in Globe s 5G rollout plan

Fifth generation or 5G wireless technology will make its commercial debut in the Philippines by the middle of next year. This was announced by Globe Telecom, which plans to launch the first-ever 5G.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 8th, 2018

Globe: 50 Mbps internet speed possible in 2 yrs

A MINIMUM fixed-line internet speed of 50 megabits per second (Mbps) can be achieved by 2020 if the challenges to constructing telecommunications and broadband infrastructure are properly addressed, Globe Telecom said on Tuesday. In a statement, Globe Chief Technology and Information Officer Gil Genio said Filipinos could enjoy such speed, compared with between two and [...] The post Globe: 50 Mbps internet speed possible in 2 yrs appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsJun 5th, 2018

Globe expands LTE coverage with 934 new sites nationwide in Q1

GLOBE Telecom continues to be aggressive in expanding its LTE coverage across the country by deploying additional 934 LTE sites using the 700MHz, 2600 MHz and 1800 MHz frequencies in the first quarter of the year including Jolo, Tawi-Tawi and Batanes. Joel Agustin, Globe SVP for Program Governance of the Network Technical Group, revealed that […] The post Globe expands LTE coverage with 934 new sites nationwide in Q1 appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJun 5th, 2018

Globe to spend more for CAPEX

Ayala-led telco Globe Telecom Inc. may spend more than the $850 million programmed worth of capital expenditures this year to enable the network to support increasing data traffic......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 27th, 2018

SM at 60: What would our lives be without the mall?

We've got it all for you!" Say this line and Filipino shoppers will quickly follow with, "SM," and point to the nearest mall in the area. Today, SM Prime Holdings operates 70 malls in the Philippines and seven more in China. SM recently opened its 70th mall, SM City Telebastagan, in San Fernando, Pampanga. This comes in time for SM's 60th anniversary celebrations this year. On May 21, SM lit up its landmark Mall of Asia (MOA) globe and kicked off a series of 60 visual attractions and fun interactive activities for the public to enjoy until October in SM malls nationwide. SM was once known as Shoe Mart, a shoe store that opened 1958 in downtown Manila. Hardworking visionar...Keep on reading: SM at 60: What would our lives be without the mall?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 26th, 2018

Globe rolls out LTE service in 934 sites

Ayala-led Globe Telecom Inc. continued to expand its Long Term Evolution (LTE) service to 934 new sites in the first quarter of the year......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 26th, 2018

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 to reach the northernmost and southernmost areas of the Philippines. In a statement, the telecommunications giant said it is maximizing the company’s spectrum assets to keep delivering to the market’s continuing […] The post Globe expands LTE coverage to Jolo, Tawi-Tawi, Batanes appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 25th, 2018

Business of Football - Philippines highlights football s growth in the country

MANILA -  The recent success of The Azkals, with their Asian Cup qualification, and their FIFA ranking at its highest at 111, has given football a renewed confidence, and a positive outlook in terms of the growth of the sport in the Philippines.   Football is now tipped to become the fastest growing sport in the country, with the largest potential for success commercially, and in terms of on-pitch success.  The sport which is currently number 3 in the Philippines in terms of popularity and participation, after basketball and boxing, is said to be still further behind compared to other sports, such as volleyball, billiards, etc., in terms of TV coverage. These were among the insights and trends gathered from top-notch executives of organizations such as AFC, PFF, PFL, LaLiga, Dentsu X, SMG Insight, Globe Telecom, RSportz, Toby Sports and Manila Times, at the ‘Business of Football - Philippines’, organized by MMC Sportz.  The sold-out event was attended by more than 185 local and foreign delegates on 18 May 2018 at the New World Makati Hotel.   MMC Sports CEO Eric Gottschalk says, “Research in this market, shows that TV is still the number one platform here in the Philippines, and is the number one medium that advertisers are looking for, to spend their budgets on.  We also learned that live TV coverage actually stimulates stadium attendance, and not vice versa.  If there’s more football on TV, we will see more fans in the stadium.  Currently football is not ranked among the top 100 TV programmers in the Philippines and is only number 3 sport in terms of participation and popularity after basketball and boxing.  Football needs media in order to drive commercial revenues for the clubs.”   “Now is also the perfect time to get involved in football since sponsorship and advertising opportunities are currently very affordable compared for example to basketball, but this is predicted to change within the next 6-12 months, as values are expected to increase sharply.  Football also needs to create more idols and heroes to attract more media coverage overall, other than just covering game scores. Each team has a unique story which just needs to be told,” says Gottschalk. Following the presentation about the Philippines Football League (PFL) it was agreed that the PFL now fills the lack of regular created football content as the leagues matches (87 in 2018/19 season) contribute year-round stories to keep football in the news. In the past, the main talking points were around the Azkals which only play very few home matches each year.      Public education about the game of football is also needed on all levels as many people in the Philippines are still not aware about the rules or aware of programs available like coaching academies, amateur competitions, or how and where to follow the professional league.  Ten thousand (10,000) qualified grassroots coaches are also needed to satisfy the local demand and to trigger strong football development and growths. Investors on the other hand are looking for consistency and credibility of the football product but with the PFL in the second season and foreign sponsors expected to invest in the Philippines, local brands should consider to follow suit.  On the sports retail side, only 1.5% of current retail sales are attributed to football, while basketball enjoys a healthy 46% market share. As a result, only limited line items and stocks are available in stores and entry level boots and replica jerseys are too high priced to be affordable for the average consumer. The national player registration program, MY PFF, has been launched with the objective to collect vital statistics and data about the football community which is urgently needed to support the youth football development strategy of the PFF and to develop a players pathway.  As FIFA has mandated to register the estimated 1.5 million players in the Philippines, the PFF has urged organizers and players to already register online as by next month only registered players will be allowed to participate in sanctioned events. The “Business of Football – Philippines” conference also announced 36 career opportunities related to sports and football, including positions in marketing, legal, competition management and coaching, with all these listing being available online with MMC Sportz or for direct inquiries with the PFF. In his closing remarks, MMC Sportz CEO Eric M. Gottschalk stated that “More importantly, Don’t Break the 12th Man! It is important that all stakeholders don’t forget to engage with the fans. The fans are the most important aspect of the development of football in the Philippines – if there are no fans of football then there is no media, no spectators, no players, no games, no business. Everyone is required to ensure we keep the fans (football consumers) engaged year-long and the first step would be to get the media behind the game. There is a strong football - community out there already and hopefully, we the TV broadcasters will take another look at football and give them at least some consideration on the program schedule.  I believe today’s conference was a great success.  We brought the football community together, stimulated thinking, exchanged ideas and transferred a lot of knowledge. Now it is up to the football stakeholders to continue the progress.  From our end (and with the approval of the PFF) we will stage the 2nd edition of BOF early 2019 and hopefully we will be able to report on some of the changes initiated today.”    Speakers who shared their insights include LaLiga Managing Director for South East Asia, Japan, Korean and Australia Ivan Codina, AFC Head of MA Services Domeka Garamendi, SMG Insight Managing Director Frank Saez, Azkals Team Manager Dan Palami, Globe Director for OIC, Citizenship and Advocacy Marketing Miguel Bermundo, PFL CEO Lazarus Xavier, PFF General Secretary Atty. Edwin Gastanes, Ignite Sports Group Managing Director Michael Reyes,  Asian Replica Designs Founder & Owner Jonathan Mallinson, Quorum Group President & COO Jose Claudio, Jr., Mediapro Asia Director of Sales and Sponsorship Salauddin Sinnakandu, and MMC Sportz Marketing CEO Eric Gottschalk.  Organized by MMC Sportz Asia, the event was sanctioned by the Asia Football Confederation (AFC) and the Philippines Football Federation (PFF), and sponsored by La Liga, Dentsu X, SMG Insight, RSportz, Globe Telecom, Toby’s Sports, Manila Times and Platinumlist. - RELEASE  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2018

Meet the 2018 batch of Jr. NBA PH All-Stars

Jr. NBA PH press release PASAY CITY, METRO MANILA – Eight boys and eight girls were named as Jr. NBA Philippines All-Stars from a total of 74 participants during the Jr. NBA Philippines 2018 presented by Alaska National Training Camp to become the eleventh batch of Jr. NBA All-Stars. Headlined by Sacramento Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein and WNBA Hall of Famer Sheryl Swoopes, the National Training Camp was held at the Gatorade Hoops Center on May 18, at Don Bosco Technical Institute on May 19 and SM Mall of Asia Music Hall on May 20. The National Training Camp players were the top performers in Regional Selection Camps in Bacolod, Baguio, Butuan, Metro Manila and Alaska Power Camp, which were led by Jr. NBA Coaches Carlos Barroca and Rob Newson, together with Alaska coaches led by PBA Legend Jeffrey Cariaso. Jr. NBA alumni were in attendance throughout the camp with Thirdy Ravena and Ricci Rivero visiting the Gatorade Hoops Center and Kai Sotto and Rhayyan Amsali highlighting the participants of the Jr. NBA Alumni All-Star Game in SM Mall of Asia. The Jr. NBA All-Stars showcased skills on the court and exemplified the Jr. NBA core S.T.A.R. Values of Sportsmanship, Teamwork, a positive Attitude, and Respect. Prince Ray Alao, 14, of San Beda University; Ethan Rod Alian, 14, of La Salle Greenhills; John Lester Amagan, 14, of St. Robert’s International Academy of Iloilo; Seven Gagate, 14, of Chiang Kai Shek College; Nathan Jan Jundana, 14, of Bacolod Tay Tung; Christian Joi Mesias, 14, of Jose Maria College of Davao; Kim Aaron Tamayo, 13, of National University; and Rhon Khaniel Telles, 13, of St. Anthony de Carmelli Academy of Cavite topped the boys division, while Madelyn Flores, 14, of Bukidnon National High School; Gin Kayla Huelar, 13, of St. La Salle University, Bacolod; Aishe Solis, 13, of Corpus Christi School in Cagayan De Oro; Pauline Angelique Valle, 13, of Misamis Oriental General Comprehensive High School; Christine Nichole Venterez, 12, Baguio City National High School; Marielle Vingno, 14, of Escuela de Sophia of Caloocan Inc.; Amber Esquivel, 14, and Kyla Marie Mataga, 13, of De La Salle Zobel were the outstanding performers in the girls’ division. Pauline Angelique Valle and Prince Ray Alao were named this year’s Jr. NBA Most Valuable Players while Marielle Vingno and Ethan Rod Alian were selected as Alaska Ambassadors. Hazel Yambot of Baguio and Mark “Tata” Belangel of Bacolod were chosen as the Coaches of the Year. In addition, special awards were handed out to Kayla Marie Mataga and Javier Louis Jugo as Gatorade Hustle awardees, Merylle Cuasay and Czarlo Salvador as Panasonic Rising Stars, and Aishe Solis and Kim Aaron Tamayo, Cloudfone Awesome Players of the Game. “The Jr. NBA program gives us the opportunity to contribute to our goal of getting more kids to play the game of basketball and help them understand how working hard on their craft can open doors and unlock greater opportunities in life,” said Hall of Famer Sheryl Swoopes.  “I came here to inspire you but your passion and eagerness to learn inspire me and I’m so grateful for that,” shared Sacramento Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein to the campers. An NBA experience trip in Shanghai, China awaits the All-Stars in October where they will be joined by other Jr. NBA All-Stars from Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam in training and friendly competitions as they catch the NBA China Games 2018 featuring the Philadelphia 76ers and the Dallas Mavericks. Jr. NBA Philippines presented by Alaska, the league’s global youth basketball participation program for boys and girls, continues to promote proper nutrition and an active lifestyle, serving as an effective platform in implementing Alaska Milk’s NUTRITION.ACTION.CHAMPION. program that helps address the issue of overweight and undernourished children in the country. AXA, Cloudfone, Gatorade, Globe Telecom and Panasonic serve as Official Partners of the Jr. NBA in the Philippines, while Spalding is a Supporting Partner. ABS-CBN Sports + Action, Basketball TV and NBA Premium TV are the Official NBA Broadcasters of the Jr. NBA in the Philippines. Fans can also follow Jr. NBA at www.jrnba.asia/philippines and on Facebook. For all the latest news and updates on the NBA, visit www.nba.com and follow the league on Facebook and Twitter. To learn more about the Alaska Milk Corporation, visit www.alaskamilk.com and follow PlayPH at www.playph.com and on Facebook and Twitter......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 21st, 2018