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Globe to set up cell sites, Wi-Fi hotspots at Shell gas stations

Jan 22, 2018 - 8:25 PM

The telco and the oil firm identify an initial 14 Shell stations for their new partnership

Photo from Globe Telecom

Dasmariñas Village homeowner to Globe: 'I am not intimidated'

Jun 30, 2017 - 4:44 PM

I have no choice but to fight for my rights and protect my family says Betty Dante Aw the subject of a multi million peso civil suit filed by the telecom giant over her opposition to its cell sites in the Makati subdivision

CHARGED. Dasmariñas Village homeowner Betty Dante Aw was accused of Globe of spreading rumors to prevent building cell sites inside the exclusive village. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Globe files P5-million civil suit vs Dasmariñas Village resident

Jun 27, 2017 - 10:40 PM

The telco accuses the resident of spreading false and malicious rumors about Globe s cell site system within the posh village

Dasmariñas Village residents quarrel over Globe cell sites

Jun 26, 2017 - 9:01 PM

55 Globe antennas now stand inside the exclusive subdivision Some residents say they were not consulted and ask where the P4 M annual payments have gone

ON CORNERS. The ODAs built by Globe Telecom are strategically placed evenly along sidewalks or street corners of the subdivision. Photo by Rambo Talabong.

Globe to focus 2017 spending on mobile data, LTE infrastructure

Apr 18, 2017 - 8:40 PM

The telco which saw its 2016 net income take a slight hit aims to put up 1 200 new LTE 700 MHz sites this year

After Globe's open letter, some exclusive villages now open to cell sites

Apr 10, 2017 - 4:02 PM

Magallanes and Bel Air in Makati Greenhills North in San Juan and Ayala Alabang and Hillsborough in Muntinlupa convey willingness to cooperate with telcos roll out of cell sites

Globe Telecom targets 500 more LTE 700 MHz cell sites by end-2016

Aug 29, 2016 - 1:05 AM

Globe Telecom accelerates the deployment of cell sites using the 700 MHz band amid a court battle against the Philippine Competition Commission regarding the San Miguel telco buyout

SPEED UP. These cell sites are expected to substantially improve mobile Internet experience of customers in the region. Image from Shutterstock

Amid regulatory probe, Globe powers 130 cell sites in Visayas, Mindanao

Jun 15, 2016 - 4:57 PM

This is despite the Philippine Competition Commission s claim that the deal to buy out all of SMC s telecommunication businesses has not been deemed approved yet

MOVES ON. Globe continues to fire up more cell sites using SMC's frequency, despite some questions from PCC

Globe wish list for Duterte: Submarine cables, less red tape

Jun 08, 2016 - 6:20 PM

Globe Telecom president and CEO Ernest Cu cites extreme difficulty in getting permits noting that they had to cut their target for cell site deployment

CROSSED WIRES. Globe Telecom President and CEO Ernest Cu says telcos still grapple with numerous bureaucratic red tape. Screenshot from Rappler video

Globe, PLDT activate 1st 700 MHz cell sites

Jun 07, 2016 - 5:30 PM

3rd UPDATE Globe will initially activate 200 LTE cell sites using the 700 MHz frequency while PLDT plans to roll out 360 cell sites this year

HEAD-TO-HEAD. Globe and PLDT say the 700 MHz frequency is key to provide faster internet speeds in the country, as it can easily penetrate buildings and walls and has greater coverage with fewer infrastructure needed

Metro Manila 'most problematic' for new cell sites – Globe

May 27, 2016 - 11:33 AM

Globe Telecom says Metro Manila is problematic for the deployment of new cell sites due to homeowners opposition and difficulties at the local government level

Cell sites in NCR hosting rain gauges for flood prevention

Feb 16, 2015 - 4:24 PM

The partnership with Smart and Sun has so far saved the government up to P100 000 in implementing its flood warning program

READY FOR FLOODING. The rainfall gauges of the government aims to give communities at lesat 6 hours to prepare for impending floods. Photo by Luis Liwanag

Slow Internet? Blame red tape – telcos

Jan 29, 2015 - 7:00 AM

Telco giants in the Philippines say bureaucratic red tape hampers infrastructure to improve data services in the country

 Image from Shutterstock

Telcos aid gov’t agencies, LGUs as Typhoon Ruby nears

Dec 06, 2014 - 4:06 PM

Globe and the PLDT group deploy their resources to ensure emergency communication requirements are available as RubyPH threatens the country

#RubyPH: Globe, PLDT prepare backup system

Dec 04, 2014 - 7:49 PM

The telcos put in place their disaster preparedness programs to help mitigate the effects of Typhoon Ruby

Globe restores 10 more cell sites in Leyte, Samar

Nov 19, 2013 - 5:21 PM

Globe restores 10 additional cell sites across Leyte and Samar and hopes to restore services in Borongan Eastern Samar and Biliran province

RESTORATION. Globe says 10 more locations should now have cellular service. Ted Aljibe/AFP

Telcos restore services in more areas

Nov 12, 2013 - 6:22 PM

As of Tuesday Nov 12 Smart and affiliates have restored 82 of services in Visayas while Globe has restored 50

DEVASTATION. Super Typhoon Yolanda knocked off power and communication lines in Tacloban. Photo by Rupert Ambil/Rappler