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Globe Telecom

Despite glitches, telcos claim high number of successful SIM card registrations

Globe said it has logged over 1.5 million SIM registrations as of Dec. 28, while Smart Communications said it has received close to 400,000 successful applications. Dito Telecommunity, meanwhile, said subscribers who successfully register their SIM cards will receive 2GB bonus data.

Taiwan’s Gogoro ‘Smartscooter’, battery-swapping tech coming to PH

Mobile operator Globe’s 917Ventures and Ayala Corporation are set to bring two-wheel electric vehicle and battery-swapping technology of Taiwanese firm Gogoro to the Philippines.

Globe, Dito join new $300-million Asia subsea cable system

The planned Asia Link Cable (ALC) will be approximately 6,000 kilometers in length, connecting Hong Kong and Singapore as its trunk, with branches into the Philippines, Brunei Darussalam and Hainan, China.

Globe blocks record 270 million spam messages in Sept.

Globe Telecom reported that it logged an all-time high in its monthly tally of blocked spam and scam messages in September, filtering out over...

Globe claims 73% jump in 5G network coverage in Q1 of 2022

Globe Telecom claims a 73% increase in traffic on its 5G network in the first six months of 2022, mostly from Metro Manila subscribers.

Globe dropping ‘Telecom’ in trade name as it shifts to digital platform

Ayala-owned telco Globe will no longer be using the word “Telecom” in its trade name and marketing collaterals as it transitions to a digital solutions provider and veer away from its core telecommunications business.

Globe completes turnover of first batch of 800 cell sites to common tower firm

Globe announced on Tuesday, Sept. 27, that it has completed the first closing with 800 towers out of the 3,529 towers to be acquired by common tower operator Frontier Towers for a cash consideration of P10 billion.

Telcos collaborating with gov’t agencies to ‘hunt down’ text scammers

Globe Telecom chief information security officer Anton Bonifacio said their coordination with law enforcement agencies has led to the arrest and prosecution of text scammers.

Telcos back NTC directive to block malicious links in text messages

Local telcos Globe Telecom and Smart Communications said they will comply with the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC)’s directive to block or deactivate URLs in text messages.

Provision on SIM activation only after registration proposed in new bill

A lawyer for local operator Globe Telecom said during a Senate hearing on Thursday, Sept. 8, that lawmakers may consider inserting a provision in the proposed SIM registration bill that requires SIM cards to be activated only after registration.
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