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Globe's first 5G-enabled services available by Q2 2019

Jun 08, 2018 - 2:54 PM

Globe is deploying 5G technologies to Globe At Home fixed broadband products next year

5G IN 2019. Globe president and CEO Ernest Cu officially announces their first 5G-enabled offering at an event held on Wednesday, June 6. Photo from Globe


PLDT not keen on joining Globe for independent cell tower firm

May 15, 2018 - 12:40 PM

PLDT chief Manuel Pangilinan says his firm does not see the need to share any of its existing network elements, including cellular towers

NOT KEEN. ‘At this time, we don't see any benefit or need to share any of our existing network elements, including our towers,’ PLDT chief Manuel Pangilinan says. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Globe turns on LTE in Bongao, Tawi-Tawi

May 10, 2018 - 2:30 PM

Globe President and CEO Ernest Cu also says Globe has allotted $850 million this year 'to improve its data network and address the increasing demand in video streaming and gaming'

Globe Telecom open to partnering with PLDT for cell tower firm

May 07, 2018 - 4:40 PM

The Ayala-led company says the creation of an independent cell tower firm would significantly reduce the time needed for a new player to roll out

Globe: 'System issue' affects services to prepaid, postpaid customers

Apr 28, 2018 - 10:53 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Globe announces past 4 pm that they have restored their system for prepaid and Globe at Home users. Postpaid and platinum users will continue to experience 'intermittent' mobile data.

Globe works to make GCash compatible with Alipay

Apr 22, 2018 - 7:55 PM

GCash and Alipay launch a new QR code for Chinese Alipay users in the Philippines, while Filipino GCash users would eventually be able to pay via their digital wallets in China, too

GCash-Alipay-integration Photo from Mynt.

Globe seeks new revenues from eSports

Apr 19, 2018 - 6:35 PM

With the launch of Globe Gaming, the telco looks to repeat its strategy of building new revenue streams around specific content, similar to what it has done with music, videos, and live events

Globe launches Globe Gaming on April 19. Photo by Chris Schnabel

Globe teams up with Riot Games, Garena, Mineski in strategic partnership

Apr 19, 2018 - 2:10 PM

The partnership, the companies say, will offer gamers better access to local, regional, and global eSports competitions, as well as original content and exclusive programming

TEAMING UP. Executives of Globe Telecom, Riot Games, Mineski, and Garena commit to their campaign to propel Philippine gaming forward. Photo by Victor Barreiro Jr/Rappler

Pageants are fun but...

Mar 24, 2018 - 5:15 PM

It's okay to support a candidate but putting another candidate down, criticizing a queen harshly, or bashing them online is a different story

Bb Pilipinas Parade in Cubao. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Meet Bb Pilipinas Globe 2018 Michele Gumabao

Mar 24, 2018 - 10:16 AM

From the volleyball court, Michele spikes for the crown in this year's Miss Globe pageant

Globe, Shakey's tie up for free calls for delivery, GCash payments

Mar 21, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Globe subscribers can call #77777 for free to have Shakey's delivered, and will eventually be able to pay for both in-store and delivery orders using Globe's GCash app

Volleybelle Michele Gumabao wins Binibining Pilipinas Globe 2018

Mar 19, 2018 - 3:47 PM

Gumabao tosses in a beauty queen's crown to her treasury of volleyball trophies and medals

QUEEN. Michele Gumabao (#19) will represent the Philippines in the Miss Globe 2018. Photo by Rappler

PH remains next to last in 4G speeds, availability in ASEAN – OpenSignal

Mar 15, 2018 - 8:00 AM

OpenSignal says not a lot has changed in terms of mobile network speed and availability from its previous study in the Philippines 6 months ago

Ayala Corp net income up 16% in 2017

Mar 12, 2018 - 4:16 PM

The net income of the Ayala Group's holding firm hits P30.3 billion in 2017, with Ayala Land leading the subsidiaries

PLDT formally gives Cure's 3G frequency for free

Mar 11, 2018 - 7:40 PM

The Department of Information and Communications Technology says the surrendered 3G frequency is now available for a new major telecommunications player

Globe, Smart urged to notify prepaid users of each load deduction

Mar 05, 2018 - 2:10 PM

'In that way, mas madali buhay nila.... At kung meron mang binawas sa 'yo, 'di ka nag-opt in, puwede kang mag-complain,' says Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV

Senate committee set to investigate 'nakaw-load'

Mar 04, 2018 - 12:15 PM

'Let us not allow our countrymen to be victims of theft,' says Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV as his committee is set to probe the 'nakaw-load' scheme

PROBE SET. Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino called for the probe on 'nakaw load'. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Globe MyBusiness launches #ShiftED to create ‘an ecosystem of enablers’ for PH students

Feb 26, 2018 - 12:44 PM

Through a suite of products, programs, and collaborative opportunities, Globe aims to complement the government’s existing programs to assist schools in acquiring digital tools and resources

LIVE: #ShiftED launch at Edutech 2018

Feb 21, 2018 - 1:08 PM

Catch one of the key sessions at EduTech 2018, the biggest education conference in the Philippines

Senate approves Lifetime Cellphone Number Act

Feb 20, 2018 - 3:17 PM

The bill proposes to eliminate interconnectivity fees between networks


Fashion photographer Demarchelier accused of harassment

Feb 17, 2018 - 5:39 PM

The Boston Globe's Spotlight team says more than 50 models had detailed alleged misconduct they had experienced, from touching to assault

ACCUSED. Photographer Patrick Demarchelier accepts award for Photographer of the Year onstage at the 10th annual Style Awards during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2014 at Lincoln Center on September 4, 2013 in New York City. Photo by Frazer Harrison / Getty Images North America / AFP

Oprah confirms no plans to run for U.S. president

Feb 16, 2018 - 11:09 AM

'I am actually humbled by the fact that people think that I could be a leader of the free world, but it's just not in my spirit,' says Oprah

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: Oprah Winfrey arrives with the Cecil B. DeMille Award in the press room during The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. Kevin Winter/Getty Images/AFP

Globe in talks for independent cell tower firm

Feb 08, 2018 - 3:40 PM

Globe president Ernest Cu also says the firm is looking at divesting all or part of its tower assets to independent tower companies

Duterte order on Cure frequencies for 3rd telco contradicts PLDT-NTC deal

Feb 06, 2018 - 9:45 PM

A 2011 agreement states that the National Telecommunications Commission would bid out the surrendered Cure frequencies, with PLDT being given monetary compensation. President Rodrigo Duterte now refuses to give that compensation.

3RD TELCO ISSUE RAISED. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the 22nd Cabinet Meeting at the Malacañan Palace on February 5, 2018. Malacañang photo

Globe Telecom expects to sustain high capital spending until 2020

Feb 06, 2018 - 6:10 PM

The Ayala-led telecommunications giant projects between $850 million and $900 million as annual capital spending budget until 2020

HIGH CAPEX. 'Majority of the company's capex for 2018 is geared to meet customer demand for more bandwidth-intensive content, which, in turn, will support the revenue momentum of our data-related services,' Globe chief Ernest Cu says. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Globe tightens rules on 3rd parties to protect vs 'nakaw-load'

Feb 02, 2018 - 3:42 PM

'We want to assure our customers that we have clauses in our contracts with partner content providers which penalize those who resort to fraud,' says Globe Telecom

[OPINION] Economic conditions don’t favor 3rd telco player

Jan 26, 2018 - 4:07 PM

It would take a grind of 3-4 years to settle the corporate and regulatory issues before the third player could operate in the local market, which is being dominated by the duopoly of the PLDT Group and Globe Telecom

3 consortia forming up to battle for Philippines' 3rd telco slot

Jan 24, 2018 - 7:36 PM

The acting chief of Department of Information and Communication Technology (DICT) says these 3 groups will each be led by Converge ICT Solutions Incorporated, Now Corporation, and Philippine Telegraph & Telephone Corporation (PT&T)

Graphics by Alyssa Arizabal/Rappler

Naming Philippines' 3rd telco might take longer than expected

Jan 24, 2018 - 1:44 PM

The Department of Information and Communication Technology (DICT) has a tall order from the Philippine president: Launch a major 3rd telecom player by March 2018. Prospective entrants think the timeline is too short.

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

The modern educator’s toolkit

Jan 18, 2018 - 10:37 AM

Teachers, just like students, are being disrupted by the digital revolution

3 telco players enough in the Philippines – Andanar

Jan 14, 2018 - 5:20 PM

Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar also says names of companies interested to be the country's 3rd telco player would likely be known by March

How is education being disrupted by technology?

Jan 14, 2018 - 11:22 AM

Digital tools are making it easier, faster, and cheaper to learn

‘Darkest Hour’: Sisi eksentrik Churchill, intrik politik, dan humor menggelitik

Jan 12, 2018 - 8:29 PM

Aktor Gary Oldman memenangkan penghargaan Golden Globe sebagai aktor terbaik untuk perannya sebagai Winston Churchill

Gary Oldman sebagai Winston Churchill dalam film 'Darkest Hour'. Foto dari Facebook.com/darkesthourfilm

WATCH: Jennifer Lawrence comes clean on missing the Golden Globes after parties

Jan 10, 2018 - 5:14 PM

It’s all Emma Stone’s fault!

HOLLYWOOD BFFS. Emma Stone and Jennifer Lawrence attend the Governors Awards on November 11, 2017, in Hollywood, California.  Photo by Valerie Macon/AFP

James Franco accused of sexual misconduct

Jan 10, 2018 - 1:39 PM

The New Times cancels a Time Talk scheduled with the actor following the allegations

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: Actor James Franco attends IFP's 27th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards on November 27, 2017 in New York City. Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for IFP/AFP

Oprah for president? Speech sparks fevered speculation

Jan 09, 2018 - 10:16 AM

Hollywood, liberals and fans are abuzz with speculation that the TV talk show host and self-made tycoon is haboring White House ambitions

Globe, Smart to shut down signals in areas of Manila for Nazareno 2018

Jan 08, 2018 - 10:07 PM

The network giants do not say what time they will resume normal operations

NO SIGNAL. Devotees converged around Quiapo Church in Manila for the Thanksgiving Procession ahead of the feast of the Black Nazarene on January 9. Photo by Maria Tan

Your Hollywood 2018 awards season binge-watch list

Jan 08, 2018 - 5:25 PM

Did you catch all the films and TV shows lauded at the Golden Globes 2018?

LADY BIRD. In an award-winning performance, Saoirse Ronan plays an opinionated small-town teen in Greta Gerwig's coming-of-age film. Screengrab from YouTube.com/A24Films

Satu warna, satu rasa di 'Golden Globe Awards 2018'

Jan 08, 2018 - 4:00 PM

Ketika para selebriti Hollywood bersatu, bersuara melawan diskriminasi, pelecehan seksual dan kekerasan di lingkungan pekerjaan mereka

WATCH: Oprah Winfrey’s inspiring speech at the Golden Globes 2018

Jan 08, 2018 - 12:27 PM

'I want all the girls watching here now to know that a new day is on the horizon,' she says

OPRAH WINFREY. The actress and TV talk show host poses with the Cecil B. DeMille Award during the 75th Golden Globe Awards on January 7, 2018, in Beverly Hills, California. Photo by Frederic J. BROWN/ AFP

FULL LIST: Golden Globes 2018 winners

Jan 08, 2018 - 12:26 PM

'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' wins Best Picture Drama, Best Supporting Actor for Sam Rockwell, and Best Actress for Frances McDormand

And the Golden Globes goes to... press freedom

Jan 08, 2018 - 12:20 PM

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announces they are giving $1 million each to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and the Committee to Protect Journalists

IN PHOTOS: Stars wear black on Golden Globes 2018 red carpet

Jan 08, 2018 - 10:20 AM

Celebrities don the color in protest of sexual abuse and discrimination in Hollywood

PAINT IT BLACK. Natalie Portman, Jessica Chastain, Octavia Spencer, and America Ferrera were among the actors who wore black at the Golden Globes 2018 red carpet. Screengrab from Instagram.com/timesupnow

Daftar lengkap pemenang 'Golden Globe Awards 2018'

Jan 08, 2018 - 9:18 AM

Siapa saja yang berhasil membawa piala tahun ini?

Foto dari akun Twitter @GGLiveCoverage

Hollywood gets party season started at glitzy Golden Globes

Jan 07, 2018 - 11:14 PM

The champagne-drenched Hollywood Foreign Press Association's annual prize-giving is a draw for filmmakers and actors looking to create some buzz ahead of March's Academy Awards

GOLDEN GLOBES 2018. President of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Meher Tatna, Golden Globe Ambassador Simone Garcia Johnson, host Seth Meyers, CEO of Dick Clark Productions and Executive Producer Allen Shapiro, EVP of Television for Dick Clark Productions and Executive Producer Barry Adelman, and Mayor of Beverly Hills Lili Bosse roll out the red carpet during the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards Preview Day at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 4, 2018, in Beverly Hills, California. Photo by Valerie Macon/ AFP

Globe Telecom expects to spend over P42B this 2018

Jan 05, 2018 - 6:45 PM

The Ayala-led telecommunications company says the huge capital spending budget will fund its moves to address customer demand for more bandwidth-intensive content

HUGE CAPEX. 'Majority of the company's capex for 2018 is geared to meet customer demand for more bandwidth-intensive content, which, in turn, will support the revenue momentum of our data-related services,' Globe chief Ernest Cu says. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

DICT delays rule on 1-year expiration for prepaid load worth less than P300

Jan 05, 2018 - 1:30 PM

(UPDATED) The new rule applies to prepaid load worth P300 and above starting January 6. Load worth less than P300 will only be covered by July 5.

ONE-YEAR EXPIRATION. Effective January 5, 2018, all prepaid load with denomination of P300 and above will carry a one-year expiration period. But those below P300 will only be implemented by July 5. Stock photo

Golden Globes: Men in black mocked for flimsy #MeToo support

Jan 04, 2018 - 7:45 PM

Male celebrities such as Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, who will wear black during the awards night have raised eyebrows and prompted ridicule

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 08: Directors Pablo Larrain and Barry Jenkins attend the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images/AFP

[OPINION] Third telco: More fiction than real

Jan 04, 2018 - 11:00 AM

It would take 3-4 years before the 3rd telco player could operate, go into the market, and compete. The Duterte administration would be lucky to have it toward the end of its term.