NTC clears Globe to take controlling stake in BayanTel

After a two-year battle, the telecoms regulator in the Philippines has finally given Globe Telecom approval to take a controlling interest in BayanTel, which has been under corporate rehabilitation since 2003. The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) last week cleared Globe’s …

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Globe CEO reveals secrets to company’s transformation

LIVE FROM AMDOCS ASIA-PACIFIC BUSINESS SUMMIT, SINGAPORE: Before its recent transformation, Globe Telecom in the Philippines endured 16 straight quarters of falling market share, which bottomed out at slightly below 33 per cent. In the face of a large incumbent …

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Asia Briefs: PLDT reshuffles to focus on digital, LG Uplus claims 600Mb/s with LTE-U & more

In a regular series, Mobile World Live‘s Asia Editor Joseph Waring provides a regional roundup of news snippets: PLDT reshuffles to focus on digital The Philippines’ largest operator PLDT announced a number of management changes along with its Q1 results, …

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Asia Briefs: TRAI calls for licences for MVNOs, MyRepublic preps for 4th licence & more

In a regular series, Mobile World Live‘s Asia Editor Joseph Waring provides a regional roundup of news snippets: TRAI calls for licences for MVNOs India’s telecoms regulator has recommended that a separate licensing category be created for mobile virtual network …

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Asia briefs: China Tower to take control of 1M towers, M1 launches VoLTE & more

China Tower to take control of 1M towers China Tower, a joint venture set up last July, will soon take control of almost one million towers owned by China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom. A Barclays analyst said the …

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Free Facebook campaigns double Globe’s data users

Globe Telecom, a pioneer in zero-rating access partnerships with internet players, said two campaigns offering free Facebook to all mobile customers boosted its data users by 110 per cent. Daniel Horan, Globe’s senior adviser for its consumer business, said zero-rating …

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Asia Briefs: Jio 4G rollout faces delays, Globe’s broadband revenues increase 22% & more

In a regular series, Mobile World Live‘s Asia Editor Joseph Waring provides a regional roundup of news snippets: Jio 4G rollout faces delays — report India’s Reliance Jio Infocomm, up against an H1 deadline for launching 4G services, reportedly has …

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Globe gets $150M loan to improve data, 3G/4G rollout

Globe Telecom has signed a seven-year PHP 7 billion ($158 million) term loan with the Philippine National Bank that will partly finance its capital expenditure programme, three quarters of which will go towards data-related projects designed to cope with increasing …

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Globe data roaming customers up by 40%

Globe Telecom’s data roaming customers increased by 40 per cent in 2014, the company has announced, as more postpaid customers have made use of its flat rate for unlimited data roaming. The ‘P599 Flat Rate’ gives subscribers of the Philippines …

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