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2014-04-02 04:20:45

MANILA, Philippines, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sustaining its nation-building efforts under its Project Wonderful program, Globe Telecom hosted a visit for U.S. actor Gabriel Macht of the hit TV series SUITS to the Philippines to help bring to life its advocacy of rebuilding sustainable livelihood programs for typhoon Haiyan-affected families and communities. Macht, best known for his role as Harvey Specter in the U.S. TV drama, visited Ormoc, Leyte, one of the most impacted...

2014-03-27 00:22:03

- First large-scale mPOS solution for SMEs in the Philippines to go live SINGAPORE, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Swiff, the global innovator of secure mobile payment technologies, announced today the launch of a mobile payment service with G-Xchange, Inc. (GXI), the m-commerce subsidiary of Globe Telecom and the operator of GCash. This Mobile Point of Sale (mPOS) service, Globe Charge, is designed to enable small and medium business entrepreneurs (SME) who typically accept cash...

2014-03-04 08:35:24

LONDON, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The deal struck in February by Facebook to buy over-the-top (OTT) messaging service provider WhatsApp for $19 billion was widely heralded as another nail in the coffin for telecom operators' traditional messaging revenues. But it is only the beginning of what is to come. Later the same month, at Mobile World Congress, came a further significant blow to operators when WhatsApp, currently used by some 450 million subscribers worldwide,...

2014-02-26 00:22:00

BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg keynotes this year's Mobile World Congress with the theme "Creating What's Next". Zuckerberg is joined by renowned technology journalist David Kirkpatrick, author of "The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company that is Connecting the World". In his speech, Zuckerberg's shared his vision of a connected world through his pioneering project Internet.org which was launched last year....

2013-10-22 08:30:15

Collaboration with Facebook to bring together innovations that offer first-of-its-kind free Facebook experience MANILA, Philippines, Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Setting another milestone in Philippine telecommunications, Globe Telecom is giving the telco's over 36 million subscribers free access to Facebook on mobile phones for an initial period of three (3) months. Globe worked closely with Facebook to enable customer experience innovations for the best free Facebook offer yet....

2013-09-27 12:28:02

Submarine cable to propel economic growth, world-class telco facilities and services MANILA, Philippines, Sept. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Globe Telecom has recently launched the South-East Asia Japan Cable (SJC), its fifth major investment in submarine cable systems. Operated by a global consortium of leading telecommunications and technology companies which Globe forms part of, SJC was successfully constructed after two years of careful groundwork and provisioning between...

2013-08-23 08:25:21

Pioneering another world-first offering all major global OTT players for free MANILA, Philippines, Aug. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Globe Telecom (PSE: GLO) becomes the first telecom company in the world to offer all major global over-the-top (OTT) messaging services for free as part of its core call and text bundle. Its unlimited call and text service will now include Viber with 200 million users around the world, Facebook Messenger with 60 million users, Kakao Talk with 90...

2013-07-05 08:24:19

MANILA, Philippines, July 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Southeast Asia-Japan Cable (SJC) submarine cable system is now fully operational, strengthening Globe Telecom's connectivity with the region and the rest of the world. The leading telecommunications company, which forms part of the consortium, said the SJC cable system will enhance its customers' growing need for international connectivity as the undersea cable facility dramatically increases bandwidth capacity. "The...

2013-06-05 00:21:18

Subscribers get full flexibility with more contract period options to choose from MANILA, Philippines, June 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Taking product customization to the next level, Globe launches the best-ever MySuperPlan, a next-generation postpaid plan with new features that will allow subscribers to further customize and personalize their postpaid plans. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130604/HK25680 ) With the best-ever MySuperPlan, subscribers get more...

2013-06-04 04:22:28

~Globe Telecom and Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company receives multiple awards MANILA, Philippines, June 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Frost & Sullivan honoured and recognized Philippine's best at the 2013 Frost & Sullivan Philippines Excellence Awards banquet held on Tuesday, 4 June 2013 at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza, Manila. Now in its third consecutive year, the 2013 Philippines Excellence Awards aims to recognize companies and individuals that have pushed the...