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ABS-CBN to shut down mobile services

ABS-CBN Convergence, the news network’s mobile arm, had a 5-year network sharing agreement with Globe back in 2013. This partnership was made so that ABS-CBNmobile can provide content and telecommunications services to mobile devices. Now that it’s 2018, the agreement is about to expire.

According to ABS-CBN Convergence, their mobile venture is no longer financially sustainable and has decided to shut down their services sometime this year. User’s of ABS-CBNmobile prepaid, postpaid, and Sky Mobi subscribers can still text, call and use data services until such time that the National Telecommunications Commission finalizes the network’s shut down date.

Globe and ABS-CBN Convergence is not yet done though and are still exploring other ways to maintain their partnership. As such, both companies are still working on finding new ways and synergies for their business models to complement each other. This includes bundling ABS-CBN TVplus boxes with Globe at Home prepaid WiFi routers and offering ABS-CBN TVplus’ KBO (Kapamilya Box Office) and iWant TV over-the-top services to all Globe subscribers.

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Zen Estacio is a Multimedia Producer for YugaTech. He is the team's laptop guru and one of their resident gamers. He has a monthly column compiling the latest and greatest the Nintendo Switch has to offer. Aside from that, he regularly writes gaming news, reviews, and impressions. You can hit him up at @papanZEN

5 Responses

  1. Avatar for Mark Michael Mark Michael says:

    Does anyone know if ABS Mobile subscribers will keep their existing numbers once they get migrated to Globe (after the shutdown date)? I’ve emailed both ABS’ and Globe’s customer service teams but no reply as of yet.

  2. Avatar for deuts deuts says:

    Dami pa naman sanang magaganda at murang package si ABS-CBN Mobile.

  3. Avatar for el gato el gato says:

    this is what we get for false competition.
    we should only have globe and smart. eliminate/consolidate all subsidiaries.
    freed spectrum given to incoming 3rd or 4th telco.

  4. Avatar for Mark Mark says:

    Does this mean tv plus will stop working or will it continue to work minus the premium (paid) channels?

    • Avatar for Carl Lamiel Carl Lamiel says:

      It will continue to work because ABS-CBN has opened registering for the TV Plus promos to all networks.

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