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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

Martial arts experts in Manila to celebrate club’s 80th year

Filipinos’ fascination for martial arts comes alive as more than 200 martial arts experts across the globe converge in Manila on Nov. 24 to celebrate the 80th founding anniversary of the Kong Han Athletic Club, the country’s premier martial arts school......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 18th, 2018

Globe’s Mobile Data Traffic Up 49% in Jan.-Sept.

Mobile data traffic of Globe Telecom surged by 49 percent to 641 petabytes for the first nine months of the year as its LTE coverage reached up to 90 percent of cities and municipalities nationwide. In a statement on Wednesday, Globe said that it has deployed around 12,000 LTE sites by utilizing its 700 megahertz […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsNov 17th, 2018

Duterte pal is 3rd telco player

The group of businessman Dennis Uy's Udenna Corp. and state-run China Telecom was named the provisional third telco in the country yesterday. The bidding deadline yesterday, which came a full year since the Duterte administration launched its third telco initiative to end the duopoly of PLDT Inc. and Globe Telecom, unfolded in dramatic fashion as South Korea's KT Corp. backed out and a disqualified group threatened legal action. At the Philippine Stock Exchange, Uy-controlled companies associated with the third telco bid rallied while rivals saw double-digit losses. Three groups submitted offers by the 10:00 a.m. deadline. These were Udenna-China Telecom, LCS Group TierOne Conso...Keep on reading: Duterte pal is 3rd telco player.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 7th, 2018

Globe eSIM coming before the year ends

MANILA, Philippines – Globe announced it would bring eSIM technology to the Philippines, according to a public statement made on Monday, November 5.  An eSIM is like a SIM card in that it serves as sort of your identification card to the network. The traditional SIM card is physical ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 7th, 2018

Imagine Dragons deliver again but differently — a review

Imagine Dragons, "Origins" (Interscope/KIDinaKORNER) Do Imagine Dragons ever sleep? Not apparently. Less than a year and a half after releasing the double-platinum album "Evolve" and crisscrossing the globe on a 100-date tour, the band is back with a dozen new songs. Whew. "Origins" is supposed to be a sister companion to last year's monster "Evolve" and it's an intriguing follow-up, offering more textures and sonic experiments. If "Origins" was the band stalking around as an arena powerhouse, "Origins" is their quirky little sister, making cool stuff in her bedroom. Don't let the first single, "Natural," fool you. That slice of bombastic, fist-pumping bravado seems to in...Keep on reading: Imagine Dragons deliver again but differently — a review.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 6th, 2018

Globe LTE nears 95% nationwide coverage

Globe Telecom is closing in on its target of deploying LTE service to 95 percent of cities and municipalities nationwide by the end of the year......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 4th, 2018

Globe Telecom Bags the Best Workplace in Asia Award for 2018

Globe Telecom was recognized as Asia’s Best Workplace of the Year at the Asia Corporate Excellence & Sustainability Awards (ACES). This is a testament to its efforts in creating the most wonderful experience possible for each of its about 8,000 employees nationwide. ACES showcases successful individuals and companies in Asia in terms of leadership and […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsNov 2nd, 2018

Philippines well-represented in 2018 Global Martial Arts Awards

SINGAPORE - The Global Martial Arts Awards 2018, set to take place at the JW Marriott Hotel, South Beach in Singapore on 8 November, will bestow distinctive recognition onto superstar athletes, gifted coaches, innovative industry leaders, and media personalities that have left an indelible mark on the competitive world of martial arts in the past year. Honoring people that, on a daily basis, are playing pivotal roles in contributing to the growth and influence of martial arts around the globe, the Awards gives credit to outstanding individuals or entities in 16 categories: Martial Arts Hero of the Year, Male Athlete of the Year, Female Athlete of the Year, Muay Thai Athlete of the Year, Kickboxing Athlete of the Year, Breakthrough Athlete of the Year, Bout of the Year, Knockout of the Year, Submission of the Year, Walkout of the Year, Event of the Year, Gym of the Year, Referee of the Year, Coach of the Year, Ring Girl of the Year, and Martial Arts Journalist of the Year. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: center; font: 12.0px Helvetica; color: #454545} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica; color: #454545; min-height: 14.0px} span.s1 {text-decoration: underline}     Global Martial Arts Award – Nominees     Martial Arts Hero of the Year   Angela Lee Aung La N Sang Daniel Cormier Eduard Folayang Henry Cejudo Martin Nguyen Tenshin Nasukawa     Male Athlete of the Year   Aung La N Sang Gegard Mousasi Henry Cejudo Joshua Pacio Kevin Belingon Kyoji Horiguchi Tenshin Nasukawa     Female Athlete of the Year   Angela Lee Ayaka Hamasaki Kanna Asakura Rose Namajunas Seo Hee Ham Stamp Fairtex Xiong Jing Nan     Muay Thai Athlete of the Year   Kulabdam Kulabdam Sor Jor PiekuThai Muangthai PKSaenchaimuaythaigym Nong-O Gaiyanghadao Petchdam Kaiyanghadao Rodtang Jitmuangnon Sam-A Gaiyanghadao Yodlekpet TDed-99     Kickboxing Athlete of the Year   Giorgio Petrosyan Petpanomrung Kiatmuu9 Sittichai Sitsongpeenong Stamp Fairtex Takeru Segawa Tenshin Nasukawa Tiffany Van Soest     Breakthrough Athlete of the Year   Brian Ortega Derrick Lewis Kevin Belingon Kyoji Horiguchi Saygid Guseyn Arsanaliev Stamp Fairtex Xiong Jing Nan     Bout of the Year   Aung La N Sang vs. Ken Hasegawa Angela Lee vs. Mei Yamaguchi II Eddie Alvarez vs. Dustin Poirier Giorgio Petrosyan vs. Jo Nattawut Justin Gaethje vs. Dustin Poirier Kyoji Horiguchi vs. Tenshin Nasukawa Robert Whittaker vs. Yoel Romero II     Knockout of the Year   Aaron Pico vs. Shane Kruchten Aung La N Sang vs. Ken Hasegawa Brian Ortega vs. Frankie Edgar Li Kai Wen vs. Rodian Menchavez Petchdam Kaiyanghadao vs. Josh Tonna Saygid Guseyn Arslanaliev vs. Timofey Nastyukhin Yoel Romero vs. Luke Rockhold     Submission of the Year   Joshua Pacio vs. Pongsiri Mitsatit Ariel Sexton vs. Kota Shimoishi Shinya Aoki vs. Rasul Yakhyaev Renzo Gracie vs. Yuki Kondo Paul Craig vs. Magomed Ankalaev Adam Wieczorek vs. Arjan Bhullar Paddy Pimblett vs. Alexis Savvidis     Walkout of the Year   Andy Nguyen Aung La N Sang Eduard Folayang Heo Jae-Hyeok Rika Ishige Shannon Wiratchai Stamp Fairtex     Event of the Year   Bellator 192 ONE: Kingdom of Heroes ONE: Reign of Kings ONE: Unstoppable Dreams Rizin 13 UFC 220 UFC 223     Gym of the Year   American Kickboxing Academy American Top Team Evolve MMA Team Lakay Tiger Muay Thai Tribe Tokyo MMA Tristar   Referee of the Year   Atsushi Onari Jason Herzog Kemp Cheng Mark Goddard Mike Beltran Olivier Coste Yuji Shimada   Coach of the Year   Duane “Bang” Ludwig (Bang Muay Thai) Firas Zihabi (Tristar) George Hickson (Tiger Muay Thai) Javier Mendez (AKA) Mark Sangiao (Team Lakay) Matt Brown (ATT) Ryo Chonan (Tribe Tokyo)     Ring Girl of the Year   Arianny Celeste Camila Oliveira Lee Bom Yi Lee Ji Na Nithima Attasophonwatthana Red Dela Cruz Siena     Martial Arts Journalist of the Year   Ariel Helwani (ESPN/MMA Fighting) Chris Mohan (Malay Mail) Haider Yutim (Astro Awani) JM Siasat (GMA) Manabu Takashima (MMA Planet) Mike Bohn (MMA Junkie) Mike Murillo (Business World) Santino Honasan (ABS-CBN).....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 1st, 2018

LIST: All Saints Day traditions across the globe

MANILA, Philippines – On the first day of November every year, people across the globe make their way to cemeteries and churches to pay their respects to loved ones who have died. All Saints’ Day traditions have been passed on from generations, and almost every country has ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 1st, 2018

NBA Asia Managing Director Levy: We don t take the Pinoy fanbase lightly

The Philippines is unique, among the countries Scott Levy, NBA Asia Managing Director, handles. Tasked to oversee the development and expansion of the NBA's strategic initiatives in Asia (with the exception of Greater China and India), the Philippines is a different situation for Levy, compared to say, Thailand, or Malaysia. Unlike other countries in the region, basketball is well-engrained in the local Philippine culture, as is the NBA. In that regard, the job is easy. But diehard fans, and this country is full of diehard NBA fans, want different things, and want much more of it. And Levy and the rest of the NBA Asia office know it's important to keep them happy. Speaking to reporters as part of a roundtable Q&A session, Levy admitted that satisfying Philippine demand continues to be the biggest challenge. Citing the league's local TV partners, which include ABS-CBN, Solar, and FOX, as well as the implementation of League Pass via mobile companies Smart and Globe, Levy said, "We want to make sure that there are enough games, and that there are enough outlets [to get those games], that people can continue to interact and really get to know [the NBA] beyond maybe what the scores are. "We want to bring more players here, bring the real experiences. So we bring NBA players during the year, we bring NBA legends (the league directly brings around 3-4 players and legends to the country each year), we have dance teams, we have mascots [so that] people can get very close to the game." This differs very much from other countries in Asia. Whereas in other countries, NBA Asia devotes resources to growing the game, often teaming up with local governments' sports ministries, there's no need to teach the basics here. "That just means we take a higher level approach to coaching and make sure that there's another step that they may [take]," said Levy, who cited the example of bringing in Fil-Am coach Erik Spoelstra of the Miami Heat into the Philippines to help impart higher-level coaching techniques. Because the country is further down the line in terms of hoops techniques, the league's Jr. NBA program which is presented in the Philippines by Alaska, has played a huge role in recent years. "Nearly two million kids have come through the program...to improve their skill level. Many of our players have moved on to play in the UAAP, in the NCAA. Some are now in the PBA. So we want to contribute to the existing strength of the basketball community here," Levy said. It hasn't always been smooth sailing though. Recently, ventures like the NBA Cafe and the NBA Stores in the Philippines saw their licenses expire and close. For Levy though, it's similar to the familiar "shoot your shot" maxim in hoops. "We're willing to try things and if they're successful, great, we'll continue them," he said. "But if we think there are better ways to engage, we'll do that." Levy added that while the physical stores may be gone, fans can still purchase NBA merch through NBAStore.com, and other places like Nike, Toby's and Titan. Levy also applauded how knowledgable local fans are with regards to players and teams. While it's often thought that a large chunk of Pinoy fans are Lakers fans, Levy said that when you look at the data, it's winning teams that are able to capture the attention of Filipinos, with the obvious exception of teams in areas with large Filipino communities, such as San Francisco and the Golden State Warriors. "For me, here in the Philippines, we don't have to do much more than just make sure the players and the teams are exposed, because Filipino fans understand great play, and they understand great players. And when teams win, or players do amazing things, they become popular here," he said.   Looking ahead to the future, Levy believes that mobile will still be the way to go, though with a caveat. "As the streaming speeds continue to improve...then we'll be able to deliver more content," Levy said. "We'll continue to adjust the delivery of our product as the speeds improve." He added that the league wants to look into more basketball mobile games, even locally or regionally developed ones, to help educate fans on players and give them more ways to interact. To sum it up, Levy once again reiterated that the Philippines is "incredibly important," to the Association. "It probably is the market with the highest fan affinity for basketball, and that's daunting. To satisfy everybody, that's a full-time job. "We don't take the fanbase here lightly. We are focused on making sure that everybody is happy with what they have available and we're listening for the things that we need to do better."   Without a doubt, that's music to the Philippine fans' ears. SIX SHOTS Here are six other topics Levy touched on during the interview: 1. On the Philippines hosting another NBA Global Games "The challenge with [the Global Games] is always, there's 15,000 people in that building, and there's a hundred million Filipinos that we're trying to engage around the NBA. So while the games are great, we are really spending our time figuring out how we can engage a hundred million Filipinos. "But it's always in consideration and hopefully at some point in the future, we'll be able to bring the game back here again." 2. On the impact of a full-Pinoy player making it in the NBA "That question has always perplexed me, because the fanbase here is so strong already. I mean clearly Jordan Clarkson is very popular here, but he's not the most popular NBA player [in the Philippines]. So would a Filipino player be the most popular player? If he was the best player in the NBA, he'd probably be the most popular player, but if he's not, I think Filipinos will follow that player, and will continue to follow the best players in the NBA because that's the expectation here in the Philippines - 'I'm looking for the best players and the best teams and that's who I want to follow.' "But [by] the number of people who are playing in this country, I think it's just a matter of time before we have multiple local Filipinos playing in the NBA. It's definitely going to happen. The game is getting better, the coaches are getting better, the level of talent in the PBA continues to go up, and there are more Filipino players coming to the US and playing in university [NCAA] so it's definitely going to happen." 3. On the passing of FIBA Secretary General Patrick Baumann "I personally knew Patrick and there was nobody that spent more time and energy and basically dedicated their life to the sport of basketball and had such a great impact on the sport of basketball around the world. It’s a tragic loss. Personally, I will miss Patrick and he worked very closely with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum. They had just seen him in a FIBA conference in Xi’an, China a few days before and typically with Patrick he was off in Argentina in another basketball event. I mean, he just, he was tireless in his efforts and he had tremendous success and it’s a tremendous loss to the entire basketball community." 4. On the NBA expanding the game towards female fans in the Philippines. "[For the Jr. NBA PH program] our goal is always 50-50, boys-girls. We haven’t yet achieved that here in the Philippines but again, working closely with the schools, working with Alaska, working with SM...the percentage continues to increase. I'm not exactly sure what the [numbers are] last year, but it's still too low. "I think that’s why it’s a little bit of frustrating here. In countries like Thailand and Indonesia, where, well Thailand has more than 50 percent girls, and in Vietnam and Indonesia it’s over 40 percent right now. So, again, our goal is 50-50. This sport is gender neutral, we bring WNBA players into market, we’ve done that many times already and now we’re going into schools to really try to encourage young girls to play the game." 5. On giving tips to local leagues to become more successful "We’re not here to dictate how a league should be run. What we’re trying to do is understand where we can be helpful, if they’re looking for assistance in building an arena, we’re happy to help with that. If they’re looking [at] how to enhance ticket sales, how to expand the live in-arena experience. Whatever it is that they may ask for our assistance, we are here to help. We support local basketball in every way we can but we’re not being prescriptive in saying this is how you should run a league in the Philippines. There’s way more knowledge on the ground here in the country than we have about what’s successful here." 6. On sports stars from other leagues interacting with NBA players "Our players are incredible. They are global icons, they’re incredible on social media which continues to grow their fanbase….because our players are active on social and they’re interested, personally interested in fashion and technology and gaming, and music and they have relationships with Jay-Z and with Usher, with every other top performer and other athletes are also interested because they’re fans. So when we do an event in London, we get calls from players on Chelsea, and on Tottenham and on Liverpool and on Man U and say “Hey, we wanna come to the game because we wanna see these athletes play. "So, anytime there is an athlete that is a fan of the NBA we will look to engage them. We work with all other sports leagues and we’re also fans. Our players are fans. There’s an opportunity to go to Camp Nou in Barcelona, our players want to be there. So, this is more driven by the players, their personal interests in other sports and other athletes and luckily our athletes are generally pretty popular around the world, and we’ll encourage that engagement and facilitate some particularly social media moments where Neymar comes into the locker room and exchanges a jersey with Steph Curry. We had Ronaldinho wearing a Carmelo Anthony jersey, dribbling a basketball on his head. All these moments are really special for the crossover fans from one sport to another. But it’s really driven by our players’ personal interest or other athletes’ personal interest in basketball.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 25th, 2018

Villar telecommunications company gets Congress franchise

President Duterte has signed into law a bill granting a 25-year congressional franchise to the Villar-owned Streamtech Systems Technologies, which aims to join the telecommunications business currently dominated by Smart Communications and Globe Telecom......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 23rd, 2018

iPhone Xs and Xs Max: Globe postpaid rates

MANILA, Philippines – Globe has released their postpaid rates for two of this year's new iPhones, the Xs and the Xs Max.  (READ:  Apple releases PH prices for iPhone XS, XS Max, XR ) The plans range from P599 monthly to P2499 monthly, with varying data, call, and text allocations, and other services such as streaming apps DisneyLife and Amazon Prime. Interestingly, Plans 1799 ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 19th, 2018

US Army expelled 500 immigrant recruits in one year

Over the course of 12 months, the U.S. Army discharged more than 500 immigrant enlistees who were recruited across the globe for their language or medical skills and promised a fast track to citizenship in exchange for their service, The Associated Press has found. The decade-old Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest recruiting program was put on hold in 2016 amid concerns that immigrant recruits were not being screened sufficiently. The Army began booting out those enlistees last year without explanation . The AP has interviewed more than a dozen recruits from countries such as Brazil, Pakistan, Iran, China and Mongolia who all said they were devastated by their u...Keep on reading: US Army expelled 500 immigrant recruits in one year.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 13th, 2018

P2-B budget for nat l broadband backed

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) is seeking additional funding for the rollout of the National Broadband Project next year. The DICT said in a statement on Friday.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 7th, 2018

DICT eyes pilot test for fiber backbone in Q4

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) is ramping up the realization of the National Broadband Plan (NBP) as it seeks to fire up the fiber backbone this fourth quarter. The agency said on Thursday that the National Fiber Backbone (NFB) would have a pilot run between November and December this year in some [...] The post DICT eyes pilot test for fiber backbone in Q4 appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsOct 5th, 2018

DICT seeks P2-billion budget for National Broadband Project

The Department of Information and Communications Technology is seeking to secure additional budget for the roll-out next year of the National Broadband Project, a program that seeks to address the country’s poor and costly internet connection......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 5th, 2018

Third telco search to start next week

Regulators intend to name a third major telco player before the year ends despite concerns that the government may be rushing to find a challenger to the PLDT-Globe duopoly. Officials on Tuesday presented the timeline for the search to prospective bidders, who can begin purchasing selection documents on Monday, October 8. They will have until… link: Third telco search to start next week.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2018

Third telco search to start next week

Regulators intend to name a third major telco player before the year ends despite concerns that the government may be rushing to find a challenger to the PLDT-Globe duopoly. Officials on Tuesday presented the timeline for the search to prospective bidders, who can begin purchasing selection documents on Monday, October 8. They will have until [...] The post Third telco search to start next week appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsOct 2nd, 2018

5 giant storms that have caused chaos around the world

September has been beset by stormy weather, from the US to the Philippines to Japan. See some of the storms that have swept the globe.WATCH: World's strongest storm this year hits the Philip.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsSep 24th, 2018