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Financial Adviser: 5 Reasons Why Globe Telecom Climbed Almost 60% Since May Despite Overall Stock Market Slump

Will the stock continue to go up and keep its upward momentum towards Php2,500 historical target?

Three months ago, the Philippine stock market seemed to have bottomed out when the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) Index recovered from its 52-week low at 6,900-level, but the rally failed to sustain after gaining 13 percent in September.The PSE Index, from there ...

by Henry Ong  | October 09, 2018 11:00:00
News and Events

Mobile Payments Duel Between WeChat and Alipay Coming to PH

The two Chinese firms now hold stakes in the country's largest mobile payment platforms

Listed telecommunications firm PLDT Inc. has announced that its digital technology arm, Voyager Innovations, will be taking in investments worth up to $175 million (Php9.5 billion) from a group of investors led by Chinese tech giant Tencent Holdings and global private equity ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | October 05, 2018 04:00:00
News and Events

Soon, New Condo Owners Can Demand Instant Wi-Fi Installation Just by Scanning a QR Code

Ortigas & Co. executive explains how property developers are innovating while remaining cautious

Ortigas & Co. SVP and COO Thomas Mirasol (center) was one of the speakers in Lamudi's media roundtable last September 20“Innovation in real estate is more incremental rather than revolutionary… You can be very aggressive and try to be very revolutionary, but ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | September 24, 2018 09:00:00
News and Events

An Investment Placement for Only Php50? GCash Rolls Out Latest E-Money Innovation

Globe's mobile wallet grants small savers access to a money market fund

Mobile wallet GCash launched the beta version of a micro-investment marketplace on Tuesday, September 4, allowing users to place money in a unit investment trust fund (UITF) product for a minimum of Php50. GCash is part of the Ayala group’s Globe Telecom ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | September 05, 2018 01:00:00
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Globe Bundles Amazon Prime Video With Subscription Plans to Sustain Digital Growth

Video streaming service available free for six months to new customers

Globe Telecom has bundled Amazon Prime Video (APV), the internet giant’s video streaming service, with the telco’s subscription plans as part of its efforts to boost revenues from data and other digital business segments.On August 30, Globe Telecom announced its partnership with ...

by Paul John Caña  | September 04, 2018 04:00:00
News and Events

Globe vs. Smart: Who's Faster in Mobile Internet?

The latest OpenSignal report reveals various statistics on the state of mobile networks in the Philippines

Once again, Smart Communications outsped Globe Telecom in terms of mobile internet speed, according to mobile operator analyst OpenSignal.In its report titled “Mobile Networks Update: Philippines (August 2018)," OpenSignal revealed that Smart recorded an overall average download speed of 7.46 Mbps between ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | August 31, 2018 12:00:00
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How Much Were Top Executives of Globe and PLDT Paid in 2017?

Are high bonuses related to companies' rising earnings?

The highest-paid executives of the two leading telecommunications firms in the country, PLDT Inc. and Globe Telecom, earned tens of millions in 2017.Both companies listed five executives they consider as the highest-paid, which include each firm’s CEOs, presidents and other key officials. ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | August 30, 2018 11:00:00
Business Ideas

When Three Visionaries Get Together: The Story Behind the Making of Goyo and Heneral Luna

Businessmen Fernando Ortigas and Eduardo Rocha recount the beginnings of their partnership with director Jerrold Tarog

Heneral Luna, a feature film that dramatizes the story of revolutionary war hero General Antonio Luna, arrived in theaters in September 2015. It started off slow at the box office, initially reflecting local audiences’ perceived aversion towards historical movies. It almost disappeared ...

by Paul John Caña  | August 25, 2018 09:00:00
News and Events

PLDT's Smart To Deploy 5G Mobile Tech in PH Next Year

The telco signs supply deal with telecoms network technology provider Ericsson

PLDT Inc., the Philippines’ largest telecommunications group, announced on August 10 that its wireless subsidiary, Smart Communications Inc., has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Swedish multinational telecoms networking technology provider Ericsson to roll out “the country’s first 5G pilot network” ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | August 13, 2018 03:00:00
News and Events

Rates on Calls and Texts to Other Networks to Drop 67%-80% by August

National Telecommunications Commission set to publish order that takes effect 15 days after

The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) is publishing an order instructing telecommunication companies to lower interconnection rates on calls and texts on Friday, July 20. The order takes effect 15 days after, or in early August. The order is seen to benefit the ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | July 19, 2018 05:00:00
News and Events

PH Conglomerates Eye Blockchain Tech to Address Challenges and Sustain Growth

Winston Damarillo's digital transformation consultancy helps turn doubters into early adopters

The Amihan Block Party featured a panel that discussed blockchain's effect on certain industries such as telecommunications and airlineIn early June, Amihan Global Strategies, a leading digital transformation company, hosted the Amihan Block Party, where it launched new product offerings all using ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | July 06, 2018 10:00:00
News and Events

All Globe, Smart Prepaid Loads Now Valid For One Year

The country's two biggest telecoms networks are now fully compliant with DICT, NTC and DTI order

 Prepaid subscribers of the country’s two major telecoms networks may now use their load credits up to one year after purchase, the companies announced in separate statements released on Thursday, July 5.“Effectively July 5, 2018, all Globe prepaid load, including those with ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | July 05, 2018 02:00:00
News and Events

Will Price of High-Speed Internet Drop Sharply as Globe-PLDT Rivalry in Home Broadband Heats Up?

Globe eyes more affordable 5G packages as it moves to close PLDT’s wide lead in residential Internet

Globe CEO Ernest Cu announced plans to roll out fifth-generation (5G) wireless technology to boost the company's home broadband business by next yearFor years Globe Telecom and PLDT Inc. have been slugging it out to become the country’s leading telecommunications company.After Globe displaced ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | June 11, 2018 10:00:00
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