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Globe Telecom most awarded Philippine Telecom Operator in 1st Half of 2016

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Globe Telecom most awarded Philippine Telecom Operator

Consistently gains local, foreign citations on the back of its strong financial performance in 2015

Globe Telecom is the Philippines’ most awarded telecommunications operator in the first half of 2016 following a series of recognitions given to the company by various institutions.

“The string of awards given to Globe testify to the company’s excellence in creating shared value to all our stakeholders even in the face of intense industry competition amid a continuing customer adoption of a digital lifestyle,” Globe Senior Vice President for Corporate Communications Yoly Crisanto said.

Two of such awards conferred on the company are Frost & Sullivan Philippines Telecom Service Provider of the Year Award and Mobile Service Provider of the Year Award. Both awards were given to Globe for having demonstrated exemplary growth and performance in 2015. Both awards were evaluated based on the number of subscribers, subscriber growth, revenue growth, EBITDA margin and net margin.

Earlier this year, Globe was also named by Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific as Telecom Service Provider of the Year award for 2016, also in recognition of the company’s impressive business performance in the previous year. Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development.

Globe also recently gained recognition from Institutional Investor, a leading international business to business publisher, focused primarily on international finance. Based on the results of its 2016 All Asia (ex-Japan) Executive Team rankings survey, Globe President & CEO Ernest Cu came out second place in the Overall Best CEO category for Telecommunications, and third place Sell-Side Best CEO category.

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Institutional Investor’s 2016 All-Asia Executive Team surveyed buy-side analysts, money managers and sell-side researchers at securities firms and financial institutions that cover the region. Specifically, they were asked to name the best chief executive officers, chief financial officers and investor relations professionals at the companies in their coverage universes. All votes are weighted by place (first, second, third or fourth).

Globe Telecom most awarded Philippine Telecom Operator

Globe was also recognized as an “Honored Company” as the company secured at least one Top Three position in the Telecommunications sector. According to Institutional Investor Research, a total of 1,541 companies across 18 sectors were nominated this year, making the possibility of a top three position quite competitive. The 2016 All-Asia Executive Team survey reflects the opinions of 1,394 investment professionals at 582 financial institutions. Respondents of the buy side work at firms that collectively manage an estimated $963 billion in Asia ex-Japan equities.

In addition, Charlton East Coles, an independent market research firm, conferred two citations on Globe Telecom. Specifically, the company was named Philippines Company of the Year 2016-Top 15 and Philippines Diversified Telecommunications Services Company of the year 2016, based on a survey of fund managers and analysts into their perceptions of Asia’s largest corporates.

A total of 213 fund managers and analysts across the region and they were asked to rate the largest listed companies across 10 categories, with a total score then given for each company. Charlton East Coles is the leading financial research firm in the equities, investment banking & corporate performance markets in Australia.

Globe Telecom also was declared first runner-up in Best in Ethics and Governance Award at the ASEAN Corporate Sustainability Awards 2016, a category that recognizes the unwavering commitment of organizations towards the upholding the highest levels of governance and business ethos over and beyond compliance needs. The recognitions attest to the company’s commitment in upholding good corporate governance that helps drive its business success.

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The ASEAN Corporate Sustainability Summit and Awards has been the pre-eminent sustainability forum in the Philippines. Each year, it has been a host to luminaries of all sectors from both Philippines and beyond. This year’s ACSSA focused on the newly-launched Global Goals. Organized by Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation (ASSIST), the ASEAN Corporate Sustainability Summit and Awards 2016 focused on the agenda of the SDGs as defined by the theme “Empowering Sustainable Convergence”.

In 2015, Globe delivered a record performance, surpassing the company’s previous year’s record performance, posting new highs in service revenues, EBITDA, and earnings. Even in the face of intense industry competition, the company registered broad-based data-driven growth across its key services. Globe solidified its leadership in the digital space by focusing on improving customer experience and by riding with the shift toward greater data consumption across all segments.

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Globe Logs over 11M Prepaid SIM Registrants, urges Customers to Register before April 26 Deadline

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Globe, the leader in Mobile, has registered more than 11 million active prepaid SIMs around a month after the law mandating all Filipinos to register their SIMs took full effect.

Globe hit the milestone 11-million mark on Monday, January 30, 2023, a month after the SIM Registration Act was rolled out as a measure to stop cybercrime, including scam messages that proliferated due to the anonymity provided by prepaid SIMs.

“We are grateful to our customers for promptly registering their SIMs. We understand the importance of addressing the proliferation of scam and spam messages and have made it our priority to provide our customers with a seamless registration process. We are committed to meeting the deadline and continuing our efforts to protect our customers from scammers and fraudsters,” said Darius Delgado, Head of Globe’s Consumer Mobile Business.

Globe urges its customers who have yet to register to visit its user-friendly registration portal https://new.globe.com.ph/simreg. There are an estimated 87.4 million existing SIM users under the Globe network.

Registration via the GlobeOne app will begin in February as an added channel where customers may register their SIMs. As a user of GlobeOne, customers will have access to exclusive offers and deals that are available only in the app.

Globe also provided support for government-led assisted registration in priority sites nationwide from January 25 to 27. Globe established booths in 15 areas and provided assistance to anyone who needed help, especially those in need of special assistance, including senior citizens, PWDs awww and those using basic/feature phones.

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Other than supporting the NTC-led assisted SIM registration, Globe has also started rolling out its own on-site assistance booths across the country. From January 27 to 29, it led SIM registration assistance in 30 Puregold branches in strategic locations in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. It will extend SIM registration assistance in other locations soon.

These efforts aim to provide inclusive ways to get its customers registered by the April 26, 2023 deadline. Users who fail to complete their registration on time will have their SIMs deactivated.

Even before the new law was implemented, Globe has taken several steps to curb disruptive messages through proactive blocking, threat intelligence partnerships with financial institutions, a customer reporting portal, plus an awareness and education campaign to help customers with online protection.

To learn more about Globe and the SIM registration process, visit https://www.globe.com.ph/register-sim-card.html.

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Globe Deactivates, Blacklists More than 50,000 SIMs Linked to Fraud in 2022

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Leading digital solutions platform Globe deactivated and blacklisted more than 50,000 SIMs last year as it continued to intensify consumer protection initiatives amid the rising cases of online fraud.

Globe deactivated 20,225 SIMs and blacklisted 35,333 SIMs involved in scam and spam messages in 2022 alone as part of its campaign for internet safety.

This was on top of the record 2.72 billion scam and spam messages it blocked last year, 83.4 million of which were bank-related. All these efforts have been on-going to protect customers from harmful content and fraud before the enactment of the SIM Registration Act.

“Globe recognizes the growing threat posed by scammers, who use various tactics, including text messages, to deceive innocent victims into giving up personal information that could be used to compromise their financial accounts. We will continue to invest in our cybersecurity program to protect our customers from these unscrupulous individuals,” said Anton Bonifacio, Globe Chief Information Security Officer.

Under its filtering protocol, Globe deactivates SIMs within its network once detected to have been involved in fraud. Meanwhile, SIMs outside of the Globe network are blacklisted to prevent them from sending to Globe.

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On its own, Globe has taken a proactive approach to combat cybercrime schemes through various initiatives. It has implemented blocking mechanisms, established partnerships with financial institutions for threat intelligence, created a customer reporting portal, and launched an awareness and education campaign to empower customers with the knowledge and tools they need to protect themselves.

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Meanwhile, in a move to address growing concern over the use of unregistered SIMs in committing cybercrimes, the government introduced Republic Act No. 11934, also known as the SIM (subscriber identity module) Registration Act. Signed into law in October, the measure requires all mobile and broadband users to register their SIMs with their respective service providers to ensure that they are properly identified.

As of January 25, Globe has logged 10.4 million registrations of prepaid SIMs.

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Globe’s 5G network expands to 237 sites in VisMin, Connects more Consumers and Businesses #Globe5G #VisMin

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Leading digital solutions platform Globe expanded its 5G coverage to 212 sites in Visayas and 25 in Mindanao by the end of the third quarter in 2022, providing more consumers and businesses with improved connectivity and access to faster data speeds.

The company’s 5G network is now expanding and available to most of the population in Davao City, Cebu, Iloilo City, Zamboanga City, Cagayan de Oro City, Boracay and Bacolod City.

The expansion of 5G technology in Visayas and Mindanao is intended to help bridge the digital divide between these regions and the rest of the country. It aims to support economic development and enable residents to access a wider range of digital services and opportunities.

The deployment is also beneficial to the growth of new industries and businesses in the said areas. It can inspire innovation and competitiveness as companies seek to provide the best possible services to their customers.

Globe's 5G network expands to 237 sites in VisMin, Connects more Consumers and Businesses #Globe5G #VisMin

“We believe that the expansion of 5G technology in Visayas and Mindanao is essential for driving economic growth, supporting innovation, and providing access to fast and reliable digital services for residents and businesses in these regions. It will also help spur further investment and support the emergence of a vibrant and dynamic digital economy,” said Joel Agustin, Globe Senior Vice President for Network Planning & Engineering.

As a pioneering provider of 5G technology in the Philippines, Globe is committed to delivering improved customer service and reliable, consistent data services to its customers.

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By scaling up the rollout of its 5G network, Globe is taking a major step towards building a more connected and technologically advanced society in the Philippines. It is helping drive the adoption of 5G technology and paving the way for the next generation of digital innovation.

5G technology is capable of delivering internet speeds up to 100 times faster than 4G. It also has less lag, making it suitable for video streaming and gaming.

To learn more about Globe, visit www.globe.com.ph.

 

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