Globe wants to take its bank international

LIVE FROM GSMA MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS SHANGHAI 2015: John Rubio, CEO and president of Globe BanKO, told Mobile World Live that the mobile phone-based bank is looking to offer its loan service in other countries, in addition to its domestic market …

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Operators ignoring the opportunity to charge for better quality – survey

While mobile operators have been battling to provide the widest coverage and fastest networks, most have ignored the opportunity to charge customers more for improved quality of service, according to a survey by Hot Telecom. The consumer survey, commissioned by …

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Singtel’s profit rises 3.5%, Australia drives mobile growth

Asian operator Singtel posted steady gains in profit and revenue for its fiscal year ending 31 March, with strong mobile growth from its Australian unit Optus offsetting slowing growth in Singapore mobile revenue. The operator’s full year net profit rose …

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Globe claims crown for mPoS

Philippines operator Globe says a 60 per cent growth in customer numbers in 2014 gave it leadership in the country’s mobile Point-of-Sale (mPoS) market, most likely at the expense of unnamed rival Smart. The actual size of the Global Charge …

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Globe lines up against arch rival Smart with payments alliance

Globe, the second largest operator in the Philippines, has signed an MoU with e-commerce firm Lazada so that its GCash wallet can be used for payments on its partner’s sites across South East Asia. The announcement comes just a few …

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Globe sees 25 per cent growth in money base

G-Xchange, a subsidiary of Filipino operator Globe, reported a 25 per cent increase to two million active mobile money subscribers in 2014, citing how a growing number of new services is widening its customer base. Globe was an early innovator …

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Globe works with RCBC to widen reach of mobile money services

G-Xchange, a subsidiary of Globe Telecom, is partnering with Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) to provide mobile money services to GCash and RCBC account holders. Under the partnership, GCash will provide mobile accessibility to the customers of RCBC, which caters …

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Globe to launch unlimited video-streaming service

The Philippine’s Globe Telecom will introduce a video-streaming service this month that gives subscribers unlimited viewing of a wide range of Hollywood and local content on their mobile devices for PHP199 (about $4.50) a month. The HOOQ on-demand OTT service …

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Asia Briefs: Globe sees profit in carrier billing; True & China Mobile launch low-cost roaming & more

In a regular series, Mobile World Live‘s Asia Editor Joseph Waring provides a regional roundup of news snippets: Globe sees profit in carrier billing Globe Telecom said its direct carrier billing service for apps has become a major driver in …

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