Globe, QC LGU partner for internet, digital tools of local residents and students
Globe has partnered with the Quezon City government in providing internet and digital solutions to support the connectivity needs of its residents and learners.
The expansion of Globe’s GoWiFi and KonekTayo WiFi and the activation of GLobe Labs’ SMS API, School Bus WiFim, and Load Up services in the city are the key points of this partnership.
This is in line with Globe’s efforts to provide connectivity and educational support to students and teachers while online learning.
1,000 GoWiFi access points will be deployed in several key establishments in the city, in addition to the 2,000 existing and 1,000 newly-on-aired access points. These will be located in select hospitals, barangay halls, supermarkets, malls, police and fire stations, and coffee shops for wider access to QC’s E-Services hub. QCitizens can connect to GoWiFi with free 30 minutes daily, while the QCWiFi will provide an additional hour of daily usage. Citizens will just need to register in the QC E-Services to avail of the additional daily free WiFi.
QC E-Services provides online access to QC government services, making transactions contactless, easier, and faster.
SMS API by Globe Labs, the company’s innovative developer community, enables the QC Government to send OTP / SMS notifications for its ID registration program and allow electronic payments to the city’s e-services hub.
Meanwhile, KonekTayo WiFi, a fast and secure community WiFi, will be expanded to the following sites: Bistekville 4, Bistekville 15, Sitio Pingkian, Republic Residences, and Bagong Lipunan Pag-asa Condominium.
Globe has also deployed school buses equipped with special antennas to provide internet connectivity to teachers and students from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. These buses will be stationed in the following barangays: Sta. Lucia (Aguinaldo Street. cor. Lakandula), Commonwealth (Nokia Street, Dona Nicasia Subdivision), Sauyo, and Pasong Tamo (Marcel Village – Himlayan Road).
Globe has also provided 176,000 data SIM cards for students and 17,582 data SIM cards for elementary school teachers in the city through Load Up, a secure web-based platform that can automatically seed internet prepaid credits to beneficiaries that are part of the Home-Based Learning Program of QC.