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Globe Ramps Up Net Zero Initiatives via green, Low-Carbon Optical Network

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Globe is ramping up its initiatives to achieve Net Zero Greenhouse Gas emissions by 2050 via building a green and low-carbon optical network as part of its modernization program.

 

Globe Chief Sustainability Officer and SVP Group Corporate Communications Officer Yoly Crisanto said the company is operationalizing its green network with the help of Huawei Technologies to save on space and power consumption.

 

Crisanto shared this at the Green All-Optical Network Forum hosted by IDATE Digiworld in Barcelona, where Globe was invited to discuss how it plans to achieve its greenhouse gas (GHG) emission targets aligned with the Paris Agreement and the Race to Zero campaign.

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“Our number one baseline strategy is simplification. The more you simplify the network, the less footprint you’ll have. In turn, there will be less maintenance cost and less power needed,” Crisanto said.

Globe Ramps Up Net Zero Initiatives via green, Low-Carbon Optical Network

The low-carbon optical access network includes the deployment of Blade Optical Line Terminal (OLT) for various outdoor wireless site types, which provides a 50% reduction in power consumption and natural heat dissipation. An Intelligent Optical Network Terminal (ONT), on the other hand, utilizes an Intelligent Application Performance Management (APM) that detects device usage for energy management for up to 30% power savings.

 

For the transport network, the deployment of Access DWDM simplifies deployment from traditional equipment rooms to outdoor cabinets for a 60% and 40% reduction in space and power requirements, respectively. The reduction of size enables management of limited space and power requirements resulting in faster rollouts. Similarly, the Optical Cross Connect (OXC) reduces six cabinets and more than 700 fibers into one device, saving 80% of space and 70% of the power needed.

 

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Through its Climate Action Roadmap, Globe is committed to reducing its GHG emissions by 50 percent in 2030 and achieving Net Zero GHG Emissions by 2050 as part of its support for the global Race to Zero campaign, Crisanto said. Globe has partnered with AON UK Limited, DNV-Synergi Life, and South Pole to help it implement the Roadmap.

 

“We are partnering with experts. We can’t do it alone. We’ve understood that in our journey over the last few years,” she said.

 

As part of its carbon reduction strategy, Globe has deployed over 7,400 green network solutions such as fuel cell systems, direct current-hybrid generators, free cooling systems, and lithium-ion batteries that use cleaner fuel and are energy-efficient, resulting in lower emissions.

Globe Ramps Up Net Zero Initiatives via green, Low-Carbon Optical Network

The company has shifted 14 of its high-energy utilization facilities to renewable energy as it continues to buy renewable energy bundled with verified carbon offsets as part of its decarbonization journey.  Globe has also included sustainability as part of its vendor criteria in terms of renewable energy suppliers.

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To further manage its climate impact in its value chain, Globe is also into circularity programs and nature-based solutions.  Among these are e-waste recycling, virtual tree planting via GForest in the GCash app, reforestation, and mangrove conservation.

 

Globe aims to reduce carbon emissions by integrating green technologies through site simplification, room simplification, solar utilization, and other green solutions in Globe’s operations.

 

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“Hopefully, the solutions available now will allow us to deliver on our target Net Zero by 2050,” Crisanto said.

 

Globe is the first and only listed company in the Philippines to commit to science-based targets aligned with the Paris Agreement, which aims to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius compared to pre-industrial levels to prevent catastrophic global warming.

 

Globe strongly supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, particularly UN SDG No. 9, which highlights the roles of infrastructure and innovation as crucial drivers of economic growth and development, and UN SDG No. 13, which seeks urgent action against climate change and its impacts. Globe is committed to upholding the 10 United Nations Global Compact principles and 10 UN SDGs.

To know 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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