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Globe rolls out free broadband fiber upgrade

Globe Telecom Inc. is rolling out free broadband fiber upgrades nationwide for customers to enjoy better data experience......»»

Category: financeSource: philstar philstarOct 17th, 2020

Globe Rolls Out Fiber Broadband Internet Connection in Public Schools

Globe Rolls Out Fiber Broadband Internet Connection in Public Schools.....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsOct 30th, 2016

Globe& rsquo;s broadband users moved to fiber

Globe Telecom Inc. said over the weekend nearly half of its broadband subscribers were migrated from copper to fiber for better data experience......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 18th, 2020

DICT seeks more money for free wi-fi project

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) asked lawmakers for more money for its national broadband program (NBP), citing its need amid the COVID-19 pandemic and the potential to save billions of pesos in internet expenses as it rolls out. The NBP will be built in phases, with savings in the first year alone […] The post DICT seeks more money for free wi-fi project appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 7th, 2020

Globe Says PH Broadband Cost Dropped by 60% Since 2016

Globe Telecom reported on Tuesday that the cost of broadband has dropped by more than 60 percent since 2016. The drop in prices is attributed to investments and the overall improvement in the country’s network, such as the use of 4G/LTE, upcoming 5G services, and fiber optic cables that improved the overall speed and quality […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2020

Globe rolls out free, high-speed Internet services in Ilocos Norte

Globe Telecom Inc. teamed up with the  provincial government of Ilocos Norte to roll out free high-speed Internet in key areas in the province. .....»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2020

Manny Pacquiao- Keith Thurman title bout to be aired on SKY Sports PPV

Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao guns for another win in a major boxing bout as he challenges Keith Thurman for the WBA (Super) Welterweight World Championship this July 21 (Sunday) live via SKY Sports Pay-Per-View. The reigning WBA (regular) Welterweight World Champion faces an opponent ten years his junior after successfully defeating Adrien Broner last January and Lucas Matthysse in the latter part of 2018. Pacquiao currently holds a boxing record of 61-7-2 with 39 wins coming via knockout. On the other hand, Keith Thurman also known by the moniker, “One Time,” is coming from a majority decision win over Josesito Lopez. He owns an unblemished record of 30-0-0 with 22 wins via knockouts and one No Contest. Local boxing analyst Ed Tolentino said in an interview by news.abs-cbn.com that the bout between Thurman and Pacquiao will be a good one, stating that Thurman is better than Broner. One thing he is concerned about Thurman, though, is his health since this fight is only the American fighter’s second after being inactive for almost two years. Don’t miss the eight division world champion as he returns to the MGM Grand this July 21. Subscribe now until June 30 to avail an early bird promo for only PHP 649 instead of Php 949.This promo is available to all digital SKYcable, SKY Fiber, and SKYdirect subscribers nationwide. Subscribers to the fight on SKY Sports Pay-Per-View will have access to its live and commercial-free airing in high definition, including its replays on the same day right after the live event, as well as its livestream with a 7-day catch-up via SKY on Demand. Call 418 0000 or your SKY local office or visit www.mysky.com/pacman to subscribe. SKYcable, SKY Fiber + HD Cable TV Plan and SKYdirectsubscribers can also activate their subscription by texting PPV to 23662. For SKYdirect prepaid subscribers, they can text PPV PACMAN  to 23667 (available to Globe Prepaid, or TM ). .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 24th, 2019

Globe launches SE Asia’s first fixed wireless 5G

Ayala-led Globe Telecom Inc. has made the Philippines the first country in Southeast Asia to experience commercial fifth-generation (5G) fixed wireless broadband following the launch of the Globe At Home Air Fiber 5G postpaid plans......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 21st, 2019

Coke PH expands Balik Pinas program for repatriated OFWs

Coca-Cola Beverages Philippines, Inc. (CCBPI)—the bottling arm of Coca-Cola in the country—has expanded its Balik Pinas program to national scale to reach more repatriated overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and help them start their own business at home. Gareth McGeown, CCBPI President and CEO. “Coca-Cola’s commitment to Filipinos has only grown stronger, in weathering this crisis together,” said Gareth McGeown, CCBPI President and CEO. “We will help and support where we can. Through Balik Pinas, our goal is to help repatriated OFWs who have lost their livelihood abroad to start anew, via owning and operating their own business and be successful here, at home, with their families.” With the help of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), CCBPI aims to reach more OFWs who are interested to start their own business through Balik Pinas. Data from the Department of Foreign Affairs show that as of September 2020, over 190,000 overseas Filipino workers have been repatriated. Balik Pinas gives opportunities to OFWs to be part of the Coca-Cola family as a distributor, wholesaler, or a community reseller. Balik Pinas is a journey that the company and new entrepreneurs take together at every step—from setting up the business, to sustaining it, to ensuring growth. Coca-Cola assists former OFWs in choosing a suitable business model for their area, helps in managing their cash flow and inventory, and sees to it that they are given proper guidance and training until they are fully ready and equipped to operate on their own—all in all, a sustainable and profitable business founded on practical support from a global beverage brand. According to Carlos Rivera, CCBPI Territory Sales Team in Naga City, the Balik Pinas Program started as a small-scale initiative in Naga City to help former OFWs. Just a couple of months after returning home, Carlos Manzano and his family was able to set up their business as Coca-Cola distributor through the Balik Pinas Program, which Carlos said has reshaped his life and outlook forever. IN PHOTO: Carlos and their family’s multi-cab routing unit with the Coca-Cola Naga Sales team. When the program’s pilot rollout started, the Manzanos—brothers Carlos and Jazz, and their father Lito—were among the pioneer members. Carlos and Jazz had both been working for several years in Qatar until the COVID-19 pandemic shook the trajectory of their career and, consequently, the well-being of their families. Together with their father, Lito, who also used to be an overseas worker, they set up a beverage distribution business in their hometown Naga City. Their optimism, as with any new business venture, was tempered with anxiety over how it would all turn out—especially with the considerable challenge of launching during such tenuous times until Rivera offered them membership to the Balik Pinas Program of Coca-Cola. Now, the Manzanos are running a profitable business as Coca-Cola distributors. “Even when I had to leave Qatar suddenly because of the lay-offs, I always envisioned that I would head back to work there when things settle. But with Coca-Cola’s Balik Pinas, I have a livelihood that doesn’t take me away from my family as being an OFW had,” said Carlos.  Lito can still remember his first order of 60 cases of Coke products. Now, the Manzano  family business has grown to an average of 4,000 cases a month, just five months after they started—a feat magnified for it being in the middle of a pandemic and strict quarantine measures. The Manzanos have also since invested in routing units to augment their business’s capabilities—a multicab and a tricycle. Since starting his business in 2019, Billy Belleza (left), is now one of the prominent Coca-Cola distributors in his area and has added another mini truck to serve more routes and deliveries. Billy is one of the pioneers of Coca-Cola’s Balik Pinas program. Another Balik Pinas program pioneer member is Billy Belleza who decided to return to the country after working for 20 years in Brunei. “I am really thankful that Coca-Cola reached out to me to be a part of this. They have never failed to present opportunities for me and my business to grow since I decided to take part in the Balik Pinas Program. My sales actually soared this year,” said Belleza, who is also based in Naga City. According to Rivera, Balik Pinas Program was really designed for returning OFWs like Billy, Carlos, and Jazz and their families to set up and run a viable business at home. “With their success and in light of current events, this program was expanded to operate on a national scale, so the company can lend assistance to repatriated OFWs and their families as they weather through new challenges brought on by the pandemic,” Rivera said. Coca-Cola has consistently sought to create programs to support MSMEs, more so now with the COVID-19 pandemic having disrupted countless lives and livelihoods. With programs like Balik Pinas, Coca-Cola remains firm in their commitment to help local communities, contributing to the restart of the national economy—by way of reaching out to Filipinos.  To know more about the program, you may reach Coca-Cola’s contact center at (02)-8813-COKE (2653). For SMART/PLDT users: toll-free number: 1800-1888-COKE (2653); and for GLOBE users: toll-free number: 1800-8888-COKE (2653). You may also contact 0919-160-COKE (2653) via SMS......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 24th, 2020

Globe okays $300-m budget for launching of fiber network

Globe Telecom Inc. said Monday it is spending $300 million this year to aggressively roll out fiber-to-homes network nationwide......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 20th, 2020

Globe exceeds goal in cell site construction

Globe Telecom Inc. said Wednesday it surpassed its target in building and upgrade of cell sites in the first nine months of 2020......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 15th, 2020

Cebu City Upgrades Traffic System

Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella announced that the city is about to revolutionize Cebu City’s decades-old traffic system. Labella said that the city will implement a P238.56 million digital upgrade to Cebu City’s traffic system which will install an advanced traffic system with smart surveillance solutions through an underground fiber-optic network that will be monitored […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsOct 14th, 2020

Globe announces network expansion to improve service

Globe Telecom Inc. said over the weekend it will speed up network expansion and upgrade next year to provide an improved internet service to customers......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 4th, 2020

Smart, Globe uplift systems to boost speed of broadband

The country’s two largest telecom companies said they upgraded their networks nationwide to provide faster broadband to the public......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 29th, 2020

10 years after introducing data, Globe embarks on ambitious network upgrade anew

Globe announces its largest network upgrade to date, 10 years after it introduced data with its nationwide network transformation program. The network upgrades come at the heels of the government asking telcos to improve internet services especially at these times when connectivity is a critical need......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 25th, 2020

Converge ICT taps Nokia for Mindanao broadband

Converge ICT, one of the leading Internet and digital services providers in the Philippines, will bring ultra-broadband services to Mindanao by deploying Nokia’s fiber-to-the-home solution......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 25th, 2020

Globe& rsquo;s broadband prices down by 60%

Globe Telecom Inc. on Tuesday said its broadband prices have dropped by more than 60 percent in the last four years, among the lowest in Southeast Asia......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2020

High-Speed Wi-Fi Available Across Cebu City, Davao City

Free and paid high-speed Wi-Fi connections are now available in several hospitals, government offices, airports, and other key locations in the cities of Davao and Cebu. In a statement on Friday, GoWiFi — the public Wi-Fi service provider of Globe Telecom — announced new GoWiFi hotspots in Davao City, namely: the Davao Doctors Hospital, Davao […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 19th, 2020

& lsquo;Running Man& rsquo; cast at Globe Kmmunity PH LIVE for a free fan meet

Globe’s Kmmunity PH just got bigger and better with the addition of several channels to bring more quality K-Culture content to fans. One of its new platforms is VLive, a South Korean live streaming service where fans can communicate with their favorite celebrities real time......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 11th, 2020

The Country’s Most Remote Cell Site

Despite challenges due to the island’s location in the West Philippine Sea, PLDT wireless subsidiary Smart Communications, Inc (Smart) has recently fired up its 4G/LTE service in Pag-asa Island in the municipality of Kalayaan, the country’s most remote cell site, located some 500 kilometers from the capital city of Puerto Princesa, Palawan.    Residents of Pag-asa Island can now use mobile data to communicate with family members and loved ones via chat apps and video calls, share photos, send emails or watch videos online.    In an email sent from Pag-asa Island, Smart engineer Edbert Aquitania shared a screenshot of the message he received upon firing up the LTE site: “Welcome back to the Philippines!” it said.   This development marks another step towards improved communications for the people of Pag-asa, who were first connected via mobile communication in 2005, when Smart turned on its 2G service on the island.    “The activation of LTE in Pag-asa island is proof of our continued commitment to give our customers access to our services, wherever in the Philippines they may be, regardless of the challenges,” said Mario G. Tamayo, senior vice president and head of Network Planning and Engineering at PLDT-Smart.    Smart LTE Nation  This LTE activation is part of Smart’s continuing rollout of its LTE services nationwide. To date, Smart’s high-speed broadband service is available in 93% of the country’s cities and municipalities and serves 95% of the population.    This rollout is part of PLDT and Smart’s sustained investments in their network, which have totaled some Php260 billion from 2015 to 2019. Amid the regained momentum of its network rollout efforts following the easing of lockdown restrictions, PLDT has leveled up its target capital expenditures for 2020 back up to about Php70 billion.   In the first half of 2020, Smart further increased the number of its LTE base stations by 10% compared to end-2019. In April, it also increased the capacity of its LTE network by reallocating its assigned 1800 Mhz frequency from 2G to 4G/LTE. As a result, 3,785 Smart base stations are now providing additional capacity for its LTE network.  Smart’s mobile network is supported by PLDT’s fiber infrastructure, which provides high-capacity links to LTE base stations and is now nearly 360,000 kilometers nationwide. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsSep 9th, 2020

Globe upgrades digital apps

Globe Telecom has upgraded its digital apps to make it easier for its mobile and broadband customers to do self-service, allowing live agents to focus on more complex concerns......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 4th, 2020