Globe Telecom Speeds up AWS environment readiness with Stratpoint Cloud Services #GlobeTelecom #Stratpoint #AWS
Globe, a leading digital solutions provider in the Philippines, recognizes the need to provide its nearly 92 million customers with more than just phone and data services in order to remain relevant if the company intends to provide Filipinos a digital lifestyle.
PH telcos’ existing positions are now experiencing a surge in ICT demand. The Philippines, from having been known as the ‘texting capital of the world’ has now taken the global lead in social media usage, with the average Filipino spending 4 hours and 7 minutes per day on social media sites, according to the Digital Report in 2017 by Hootsuite and We Are Social.
To ensure that the company is able to address the changing needs of its customers, Globe deployed a steady stream of applications and technologies to support a digital lifestyle. These include an online store for mobile gadgets and telco services, self-service applications for phone, data, and rewards monitoring, a convenient online payment service, and many more. In compliance with their cloud-first strategy, these apps are hosted in Amazon Web Services (AWS), its cloud service provider of choice.
Acquiring physical hardware to host an application typically takes months. When Globe put in place a cloud-first strategy, the timeline was significantly reduced into days. Still, the telco giant keeps accelerating when it comes to innovations that will elevate their service levels and increase their market share.
On year one of the engagement, the company had 70 projects lined up to be hosted in AWS. Setting up the technical environments of a large volume of projects can be challenging since a mere delay of one day affects the entire project and possibly other projects that need support from the same team.
Through Stratpoint, Globe’s long-time partner for its many technology requirements, it initially deployed over 30 cloud professionals to handle and oversee the implementation, management, and support of the AWS environments for Globe’s projects in the pipeline.
Stratpoint is an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner and Solutions Provider, with certified AWS professionals skilled in technical architecture, cloud engineering, database management, network administration, infrastructure service operationalization, service operations instrumentation, automations and innovations, and more. The team’s mission is to help Globe optimize their AWS investment, hasten provisioning times, and ensure that their applications work excellently in AWS.
A few months into the engagement, Stratpoint and Globe already realized significant improvements in the process by shortening the average environment provisioning time by 67%. It also achieved zero percent project defect month-on-month and realized more than US$200,000 in savings in one year due to cloud optimization.
RJ Mendiola, Globe’s Director for Operations and Maintenance Division, Infrastructure Technology and Services, welcomes Stratpoint’s support. “Stratpoint has proven to be a superb business partner to Globe for some years now. Above and beyond the technical capability, they imbibed the ‘malasakit’ culture, which transformed their services from transactional to relational. Stratpoint being on our backside allows us to focus on creating more values and better experiences for our customers.”
MR dela Cruz, Stratpoint’s Chief Executive Officer said: “As an IT company, we take delight in helping enable lifestyles and businesses to be successful through tech. As a Filipino firm, continuous partnerships with forward-looking companies like Globe mean that we can contribute more to nation-building with our technological capabilities and by providing career opportunities for Filipinos.”
For more information about Stratpoint’s cloud services, visit www.stratpoint.com or email email@example.com.
Globe earns recognition as Climate Leader in Asia-Pacific for second year in a row
For two consecutive years, leading digital solutions platform Globe has been recognized as one of Asia Pacific’s Climate Leaders. The list developed by the Financial Times and Global Market Research Firm, Statista honors companies that are making significant strides in reducing their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
Globe is the only Philippine telco company included in this year’s line up. The company sees this recognition as a testament to its commitment to climate action, backed by its energy-efficient technologies and sustainable network operations.
“Being recognized by the Financial Times as a Climate Leader for the second time reaffirms our commitment to make a positive impact to the environment. This inspires us to continue on our path to net zero. We believe that collaboration between us and our stakeholders is key in our roadmap towards a more sustainable, low-carbon future,” said Yoly Crisanto, Globe Group’s Chief Sustainability and Corporate Communications Officer.
Globe’s inclusion in the list was a result of the rigorous process conducted by the Financial Times and Statista, where they examined the carbon footprint of thousands of companies in the region.
The assessment considered factors such as revenues, independent emissions data reporting, adherence to Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions reporting, and CDP (formerly Carbon Disclosure Project) ratings among others. Globe stood out for its substantial reductions in its core emissions intensity between 2016 and 2021, demonstrating not only its financial growth but its dedication to climate action.
A core part of Globe’s success comes from the implementation of numerous climate action initiatives over the years, from deploying green network solutions, piloting off-grid network technologies in remote and disaster-prone areas, adopting eco-friendly batteries, adopting green, low-carbon optical networks technologies, and shifting to renewable energy consumption in its key sites.
In line with these, Globe has also ventured into engaging its supply chain, establishing sustainability criteria in its procurement and vendor assessment processes, and rallying business partners to support and follow sustainable practices. The move propelled a collective, company-wide journey towards greener operations, in line with its commitment to achieving net zero GHG emissions by 2050.
Coming from the company’s commitment to set science-based targets through the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) in 2021, Globe is set to submit targets to SBTi for validation and approval this year. Ahead of its submission, Globe achieved a 4.42% reduction in its total Scope 1 and 2 emissions driven by the company’s energy management programs and continued shift to renewable energy sources for its high energy sites. This exceeded its interim voluntary reduction target of 4.2% Linear Annual Reduction Rate (LARR) set in 2022, aligned with the SBTi reduction rate for the 1.5˚C global warming scenario.
To learn more about Globe’s sustainability commitments and strategies, visit Globe’s Sustainability page. For the latest Globe Integrated Report, click this link.
Globe leads 5G speeds in key Mindanao cities
Globe dominated major areas in Mindanao in terms of 5G speeds for the first quarter of the year, as it remains firm in its commitment to providing faster and more reliable connectivity to Filipinos nationwide.
Based on Ookla® Speedtest Intelligence® Q1 2023 data, Globe topped the 5G mobile segment in Cagayan de Oro with a median download speed of 159.298 Mbps, Misamis Oriental with 157.795 Mbps, and Zamboanga with 99.916 Mbps. Globe’s 5G outdoor coverage has reached 90.2 percent in key cities of Mindanao.
This latest wireless internet connectivity offers huge advantages over 4G. With speeds up to 100 times faster, higher bandwidth, and a more stable internet connection, 5G can revolutionize the way people live, work, and play, and help bridge the digital divide.
As a 5G pioneer in the Philippines, Globe helps drive the adoption of 5G technology in the country and paves the way for the next generation of digital innovation. This is in line with its commitment to driving economic growth and development through innovation and infrastructure under the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
“The importance of 5G connectivity cannot be overstated. It can unlock countless opportunities for growth and development, not just for businesses but also for individuals and communities. 5G can bring new education and health services to remote areas, create new job opportunities, and spur economic development in the region. This is why Globe is committed to bringing 5G connectivity all over the Philippines so Filipinos anywhere can have access to the same opportunities and services,” said Globe Chief Transformation and Customer Experience Officer Rebecca Eclipse.
In the first quarter of 2023, Globe deployed 66 new 5G sites in 74 cities and towns across the country, expanding its 5G outdoor coverage to 97.21% of the National Capital Region and 90.28% of key cities in Visayas and Mindanao. Globe also logged 4.3 million devices in its 5G network as of March 2023.
To learn more about Globe, visit www.globe.com.ph.
Globe donates 100 Home Prepaid WiFi units to DepEd
Reliable and high-speed connectivity has become an essential component of effective education in today’s digital age as students and teachers need access to the internet to engage in various online learning activities and resources.
But many schools in underserved areas still struggle with connectivity issues. To address this challenge, Globe is supporting the Department of Education’s (DepEd) MATATAG Agenda, which aims to improve the delivery of basic education facilities and services in far-flung places in the country.
The company recently donated 100 Home Prepaid WiFi units to DepEd, which have been distributed to various schools in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) and Region 1. Globe Home Prepaid WIFi offers budget-friendly yet fast and reliable internet access.
By bringing technology and the internet closer to teachers and students, Globe is helping facilitate better and more efficient learning. High-speed internet connectivity allows teachers and students to access digital textbooks and multimedia learning resources, as well as engage in collaborative online activities.
This provides students with a more comprehensive and meaningful education and supports the development of critical digital literacy skills that are necessary for success in the 21st century.
“Globe hopes to contribute to the achievement of the MATATAG Agenda and make a positive impact on the lives of students and teachers in CAR and Region 1. Globe is committed to continuing its efforts to improve internet connectivity in schools across the Philippines and provide quality education for all,” said Globe Group Chief Sustainability and Corporate Communications Officer Yoly Crisanto.
The MATATAG Agenda has four critical components, including making the curriculum relevant to produce competent and job-ready citizens, accelerating the delivery of basic education facilities and services, giving support to teachers to teach better, and strengthening partnerships and collaborations of the education sector with other sectors.
This is aligned with Globe’s commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, including SDG No. 4 which advocates for equitable access to quality education and tools for digital upskilling.
Globe’s involvement in the DepEd program shows its dedication to ensuring that every student has an equal chance to succeed, regardless of socioeconomic status or geographical location. Through its efforts to enhance internet connectivity in schools, Globe helps create more opportunities for students to access quality education and develop critical digital literacy skills.
To learn more about Globe, visit https://www.globe.com.ph/.
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