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June 25, 2008

GT opens Globe Labs Division

In a press launch this afternoon, Globe Telecom announced the opening of a new division aptly named Globe Labs. The new department will embark in innovative projects including the recently concluded 3G Multimedia Challenge.

Globe Labs will primarily focus on future technologies which can be later on deployed to the market. The group will open up and network with a community of Filipino developers by providing them resources, invitation to training and competitions in the mobile and 3G spaces including new technologies that appeal to the relevant market.

Globe Labs will have four general activities:

  • building future technology test beds
  • provide creative and secured environments for developers
  • multi-level partnership with developers to build and showcase applications
  • support developer partners

They even have geeky titles like “Head of Future Technology“.

Their first project under this new division is the 3G Multimedia Challenge where individuals, companies and academic institutions were invited to develop and deploy applications on Advanced VOIP, Group Mobile Gaming, File Sharing, Enterprise/Consumer IM and Social Networking among others.

Winners were announced last June 6 with D3Systems winning the grand prize of Php1,000,000 followed by students from the Ateneo De Manila (Ateneo Java Wireless Competency Center).

Globe Labs will also cater to freelance developers to propose new and innovative ideas it can help support thru their public portal at www.globelabs.com.ph. Globe will be providing enterprise support as well as a computer lab where partners can use to develop and deploy their projects.

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5 Responses to “GT opens Globe Labs Division”

  1. jhay says:

    Wonderful effort. I hope they could come up with something that will greatly improve the coverage of Globe’s 3G/HSDPA coverage. :P

  2. Ok wait-a-minute. A few years ago it’s all about “LIVE”. Now it’s all about “LABS”. What’s next? “L???” Starts with the letter “L” and must be 4 letters. LOVE? Google LOVE. Microsoft LOVE. Globe LOVE.

    sarcasm aside, let’s see what Globe LABS will produce, seriously.

  3. @ john sese – The next L would be Globe LOST…

  4. 3PAULX says:

    Congratulations D3System!

    Where technology is in your hands!

    http://www.yehba.com

  5. webwires says:

    Globe Labs = Smart Sweep =)

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