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Globe Telecom network is now 100% 4G HSPA+

Relevance: 100%      Posted on: October 8, 2014

The Ayala-led telecommunications company, Globe Telecom, has announced that its entire network is now equipped with 4G HSPA+. The telecom giant has just completed its 100% 4G HSPA+ rollout last month. Back in June, Globe Telecom became the first full 3G network in the Philippines. "The Globe 4G HSPA+ network extends the company's ability, as a telecommunications provider, to adequately serve high data usage of customers amid proliferation of bandwidth-intensive applications and growing preference for smartphones and other mobile devices," Globe President & CEO Ernest Cu said. Next in the pipeline is the improving the LTE network of the company.…

Globe upgrades network capacity, adds over 4000 new LTE cell sites

Relevance: 88%      Posted on: February 4, 2015

Mobile network giant Globe Telecom announced that it had activated 4,300 new LTE-TDD and LTE-FDD cell sites around the country as part of their current infrastructure upgrade program. This move enables the network to strengthen their mobile data service in major metropolitan areas such as Manila, Cebu, Davao and other key cities and tourist destinations in the country, enabling customers to explore and share online at faster internet speeds. The said upgrade, according to Globe, is needed to accommodate the increasing demand for smartphones and other data-capable devices. RELATED: Globe claims 100% 3G coverage, 4G/LTE in 3 months The network, according to its statement,…

Globe completes Phase 1 of Network Modernization

Relevance: 87%      Posted on: April 8, 2013

Globe Telecom Inc. has recently announced that it has already completed the first phase of its $700 million network modernization plan. "The first phase of the modernization is practically done. We have immediately moved to the next phase of optimizing our new equipment for maximum performance. This concludes the modernization of our access network," said Emmanuel Estrada, head network strategy of Globe Network Technology Group. The first phase includes the replacement of cellsites and existing hardware like power sources or generators, base stations and switches, with new technology equipment to boost mobile and data services. According to Estrada, 54% of…

Globe network outages due to damaged fiber

Relevance: 84%      Posted on: May 9, 2011

Been getting a number of emails/reports that Globe Telecom users are having a hard time connecting to the network. The problem seemed to have started since this morning and complaints are still pouring in 'til now. Globe Telecom posted this advisory several hours ago on their FB page: ADVISORY: Globe Telecom experienced a service interruption covering selected areas in Visayas and Mindanao due to a fiber cut. As a result, subscribers may experience difficulty in sending text messages, making calls or using mobile internet in these areas. Globe assures its subscribers that service restoration is ongoing. Subscribers will be informed…

Globe to offer rebates caused by network disruption

Relevance: 81%      Posted on: September 3, 2012

A couple of days ago, Globe postpaid and prepaid subscribers have been experiencing problems making calls and sending text messages across the Metro. Globe then issued a statement explaining that the disruption was caused by a connectivity issue within their network systems. Globe has been trying to restore its services to normal and in recompense, will be offering rebates to affected postpaid and prepaid customers. Here's the official statement: Temporary disruption in South Manila last September 1 Last Saturday, September 1, 2012, we monitored subscribers having difficulty in making and receiving calls while they are in identified areas in Southern…

SIM Unlock your Galaxy Note II

Relevance: 69%      Posted on: December 7, 2012

There are usually two ways for you to unlock your smartphone, one is to pay someone else to do it for you and the other is to do it yourself which, most of the time, requires you to do crazy stuff and may lead to bricking your phone. Luckily for SGN2 users, there’s a free and not-so-risky way to unlock their 5.5-inch handset. This SIM unlock doesn’t require rocket science to pull off. Just follow these simple steps below correctly and you should be able to use any SIM card from any telco in a jiffy. Let’s begin. 1. Launch…

Face Unlock feature on Android 4.1 becomes smarter

Relevance: 67%      Posted on: July 10, 2012

When Google announced the Galaxy Nexus running on Ice Cream Sandwich last year, one of its fancy features is the Face unlock. But we discovered that you can actually trick the lock screen by putting a picture of the registered face in front of the device. It's not that secure after all. While developing their latest buttery OS, Google decided to put in a little extra time to revisit this unlock feature and make it more secure. They called it “Liveness Check”, an added security feature on Android Jelly bean that requires users to blink first in order to unlock

Globe doubles Philippine Internet Bandwitdh

Relevance: 61%      Posted on: March 17, 2009

In a lunch event today, Globe Telecom and Tata Communications announced that their new submarine cable system has been activated and carrying traffic to the Philippines. Called the Tata Global Network - Intra Asia (TGN-IA), the cable system has been in plans since 2006 (even before the Taiwan earthquake that crippled internet in the Philippines). The cable system now connects Singapore, Hong Kong, Vietnam, and Japan to the Philippines. The cable networks were designed to avoid the earthquake zones around Taiwan and will offer a total capacity of 3.84 Terabits per second. Globe's initial capacity is 50Gbps which effectively doubles…

Globe claims 100% 3G coverage, 4G/LTE in 3 months

Relevance: 61%      Posted on: July 2, 2014

Yesterday, Globe Telecom boasted the fruition of their recent efforts (not to mention investments) in expanding their network’s reach in the country. In the press conference, Globe President Ernest Cu stated that the Ayala-led telco now has 100% coverage for 3G and is looking to do the same feat for 4G/LTE in the next 90 days. According Ernest Cu, Globe Telecoms will be spending up to USD200 million, or a third of the telco’s 2014 capital expenditure budget (USD600 – 650 millon) this year for the modernization of their network infrastructure. Globe’s network upgrades this year involve laying out additional…

How to unlock SIM Card PUK PIN codes?

Relevance: 60%      Posted on: September 6, 2008

The mobile SIM card comes with a PUK (Personal Unblocking Key) code or PIN (personal identification number). The main purpose of these codes is to provide a security. These codes are normally used to prevent your SIM card from unauthorized use, theft or loss. The PUK is enclosed in a machine-generated security paper. Make sure to take care in storing this paper as it will be your only copy. Is the PUK code related to the phone brand or model? The PUK code has nothing to do with your mobile phone's brand (i.e. Nokia, Motorola, Samsung, Nextel, Sony-Ericsson, LG) or…