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Globe Provides Typhoon-Hit LGUs free 30-day SMS Blast to Reach Constituents in One Click

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Globe is extending its A2P messaging service to affected local government units (LGUs) in Palawan, Visayas, and Mindanao to aid their ongoing community disaster recovery operations in the wake of powerful Typhoon Odette.

 

Through its portfolio company M360, managed by their corporate venture builder 917Ventures, Globe will make available free SMS blasts for 30 days to all LGUs in Odette-stricken areas to help them send public advisories in one click and reach more constituents faster. At least 83 towns devastated by Super Typhoon Odette in December will benefit from the service.

Globe Provides Typhoon-Hit LGUs free 30-day SMS Blast to Reach Constituents in One Click

Woman hand use smartphone in public area with 1 new email alert sign icon pop up. Communication business technology concept.The free SMS blast will be made available until February 28, 2022 for areas with restored wireless networks.

 

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So far, Globe has reached out to key LGUs known to have taken significant damage from Typhoon Odette, including Iloilo, Cebu, Bogo, Mandaue, Lapu-Lapu, Cordova, Danao, Bohol, Surigao Del Sur, Surigao del Norte, Southern Leyte, and Palawan.

 

The program is part of Globe’s advocacy to create resilient communities in times of crisis using the latest technology and ensuring people’s readiness.

 

“Globe is in solidarity with our kababayans in places affected by Super Typhoon Odette.  We recognize the urgency of bringing messages of hope and clear updates on recovery efforts. With this, we decided to provide free bulk messaging service to affected LGUs through the M360 solution platform, our A2P messaging business under 917Ventures,” said Ramon Hirang, Chief Executive Officer of M360.

Globe Provides Typhoon-Hit LGUs free 30-day SMS Blast to Reach Constituents in One Click

M360 said the free service can be rolled out as soon as an agreement is formed with the identified LGUs. Globe is currently helping government offices effectively communicate and deploy assistance across their respective communities.

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The company developed the program to augment its ongoing typhoon-related efforts after Odette’s devastation, which affected over 8,900 barangays and some 8.35 million people.

 

“Our focus is on ensuring that Globe can effectively respond and recover from major disasters. We also give the highest priority in supporting the government in its disaster recovery efforts by deploying emergency communication solutions,” added Peter Maquera, Senior Vice President for Globe Business, Enterprise Group.

 

Globe is also contributing to climate change mitigation to help prevent extreme weather events, fostering an organizational culture of resource conservation as it actively participates in reforestation activities. It is committed to resource usage optimization and waste minimization, focusing on effective e-waste management.

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Globe Provides Typhoon-Hit LGUs free 30-day SMS Blast to Reach Constituents in One Click

Globe strongly supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, particularly UN SDG No. 9, highlighting the roles of infrastructure and innovation as crucial drivers of economic growth and development, and UN SDG No. 13, which underscores the importance of climate action to save lives and livelihood to address climate emergencies. It is committed to upholding the UN Global Compact principles and contributing to 10 UN SDGs.

 

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

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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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