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Court of Appeals to PCC: Keep off P70-B telco deal

Globe Telecom and PLDT scored a victory in the Court of Appeals, which directed the country’s competition watchdog and antitrust body to keep its hands off the acquisition by the two companies of P70 billion in telecommunication assets of San Miguel Corp. (SMC). (30-0)

Gov’t eyes partnership with ISPs to break telco duopoly

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) revealed another route for a so-called third player to break the PLDT Inc. and Globe Telecom duopoly: the proliferation of small internet service providers in partnership with the government. (9-0)

Court upholds P69.1-B telco buyout deal

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MANILA, Philippines — The Court of Appeals (CA) has upheld the legality of the buyout of the telecommunication assets of San Miguel Corp. (SMC) by industry giants PLDT and Globe Telecom. (46-0)

CA affirms PLDT, Globe buyout deal of SMC’s telco assets

The Court of Appeals (CA) has affirmed the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) and Globe Telecommunications’ P70-billion buyout deal of the telco assets of San Miguel Corporation (SMC). (32-0)

Globe Capital rolling out fintech business in 2018

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MANILA, Philippines — Globe Capital Venture Holdings, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ayala-led Globe Telecom Inc., will roll out a bigger financial technology business in 2018 after closing the deal with Jack Ma’s Ant Financial Services Group, said Globe president and CEO Ernest Cu. (9-0)

Globe rolls out seafarer sim

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MANILA, Philippines — Globe Telecom Inc. has launched a SIM card to cater to seafarers and allow them to get special rates for calls and text messages. (9-0)

Cirtek targets to grow Quintel revenues to $500M

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CIRTEK HOLDINGS Philippines Corp. (CHPC) is looking to grow revenues of United States-based antenna firm Quintel to $500 million in the next three to five years.  (14-0)

Smart remains LTE speed leader

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MANILA, Philippines — Smart Communications Inc. continued to lead in terms of Long Term Evolution (LTE) speeds across all regions of the country, while rival Globe Telecom Inc. won in terms of 4G availability, according to research firm OpenSignal. (9-0)

Addressing money concerns for MSMEs

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Last time, I wrote about the keen interest of the private sector to contribute to the infrastructure development in the country through a stronger partnership with the government. Infrastructure projects or the Build Build Build program will better link micro and small entrepreneurs to wider markets. This time, we are also bridging money gap and financial issues for our micro and small entrepreneurs. (11-0)

Globe, Singtel, Optus hold volunteering program in Batangas

Singtel, the largest company listed on the Singapore Exchange, together with its Australian subsidiary Optus participated recently in a volunteering program hosted by its Philippine associate Globe Telecom. The program benefited a school and a community in Batangas, south of Manila. (14-0)

Leadership Innovation Forum primes PH enterprises to redefine how businesses work

(L-R) Country Head of Grab Philippines Brian Cu, Former Head of Disney University Training Team Doug Lipp, and South Pacific Regional CIO Barry Lerner (9-0)

Globe At Home launches game-changing prepaid and postpaid broadband offers

Manila, Philippines— Globe Telecom introduced new prepaid and postpaid broadband offers under Globe at Home aimed at Filipinos who are “tako-mmitment”—afraid of commitment—when it comes to home internet. (9-0)

Globe pushes QR codes for fast food payments

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MANILA, Philippines — Globe Telecom Inc. is in talks with fast food chains Jollibee Foods Corp. and McDonald’s Philippines for the use of Quick Response (QR) codes to pay for purchases. (11-0)

Foreign telcos mull entry into Philippines

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Foreign telco players are interested in penetrating the Philippine market, which at present remains dominated by only two – Manuel V. Pangilinan’s PLDT Inc. and Ayala-led Globe Telecom. Stock Photo, File (31-1)

Foreign telcos mull entry into Phl

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Foreign telco players are interested in penetrating the Philippine market, which at present remains dominated by only two – Manuel V. Pangilinan’s PLDT Inc. and Ayala-led Globe Telecom. Stock Photo, File (31-0)

PT&T eyes comeback, seeks foreign partner

Philippine Telegraph and Telephone Corp. (PT&T) wants to regain its status as a major telecommunications force in the Philippines—revealing plans to provide high-speed internet across the country in three years and possibly tap a foreign telco partner as President Duterte calls for more competition in this sector. (37-0)

Globe sees flat capex for 2018

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GLOBE TELECOM, Inc. may keep its capital expenditure (capex) for 2018 at the same level as this year. (9-0)

Globe Telecom: 80% of postpaid mobile customers prefer e-billing

About 80% of Globe Telecom’s postpaid mobile customers are already on e-billing or paperless delivery mode, in step with the company’s sustainability practice to help protect the environment and improve customer experience. (9-0)

Globe plans issuance of retail bonds in 2018

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MANILA, Philippines — Globe Telecom Inc. is planning to issue retail bonds next year to support its funding requirements.  (14-0)

Globe Telecom’s Ernest Cu among most powerful telecom execs worldwide

Globe Telecom President & CEO Ernest Cu kept his position as one of the most powerful telecommunication executives in the world with his inclusion in the elite list of Global Telecoms Business Power 100 for 2017.  Getting this recognition for the fifth straight year, Cu is the only Filipino executive to make it to the Power 100 and among the top 12 in Asia. (46-0)

Globe lauded by Palace for contributions to PH internet connectivity

MANILA, PHILIPPINES — President Rodrigo Duterte commended Globe Telecom on Friday, September 22, for the company’s continuing efforts to improve internet connectivity in the country through the 250-million USD SEA-US submarine cable system that the company recently launched to provide faster internet transmission, more efficient connectivity, and greater network resilience for Mindanao and the rest of the country. (9-0)

Hearing him out

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I knew this was one dinner engagement that would go beyond my bedtime. But the natural curiosity of a journalist to see a daily subject up close was a strong motivation for me to attend anyway. (9-0)

Globe Telecom’s Ernest Cu is “CEO of the Year” finalist in World Communications Awards 2017

Ernest Cu, President and Chief Executive Officer of Globe Telecom, has been named a finalist in the “CEO of the Year” category at the World Communications Awards 2017 (WCA), the largest awards ceremony in global telecoms organized by Total Telecom. (9-0)

Smells fishy

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As early as Sept. 16, a highly informed source had already told me that Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) chief Rudy Salalima was going to resign. (9-1)

TransCo seeks Congress nod to expand to telecom services

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MANILA, Philippines — The National Transmission Corp. (TransCo) will ask Congress to allow it to include telecommunication services in its charter so it can take advantage of its massive transmission network to help pursue the government’s national broadband program. (13-1)