Globe Telecom broadband revenues up 13 percent year-on-year to P4.1 billion

Telecom Lead Asia: Globe Telecom said broadband revenues
grew 13 percent year-on-year to P4.1 billion.

 

Strong demand for Tattoo-On-The-Go offerings which
comprise the bulk of the company’s quarterly acquisitions contributed to the
growth.

 

This led to the overall growth in Globe broadband
subscriber base to nearly 1.6 million by June 30, higher by 22 percent from
almost 1.3 million subscribers in the same period last year. 

 

From 2007 to 2011, Globe broadband service has grown by
an average of 99 percent per year in number of subscribers, and 84 percent per
year in service revenues.

 

At present, Globe offers [email protected] and Tattoo On-The-Go
services across various technologies and connectivity speeds for its
residential and business customers.

 

[email protected] consists of wired or DSL broadband packages
bundled with voice, or broadband data-only services which are available at
download speeds ranging from 1 mbps up to 15 mbps.  In selected areas
where DSL is not yet available, Globe offers Tattoo WiMAX, a fixed wireless
broadband service using its WiMAX (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave
Access) network.

 

For consumers who need a internet-on-the-go broadband
connection, Tattoo On-the-Go allows subscribers to access the internet using
4G, 3G, or Wi-Fi at various hotspots nationwide using a plug-and-play USB
modem. 

 

Consumers in selected urban areas who want blazing speed
connection have the option to subscribe to Tattoo Torque broadband plans using
GPON technology with speeds of up to 100 mbps.

 

Ernest L. Cu, Globe President and CEO, said with the
ongoing network transformation, the company expects to deliver on promise of
creating the happiest customers by providing them with the best internet
experience.

 

Part of the $700-million network modernization program of
Globe is a wider coverage of 3G and 4G services, a ten-fold increase in data
capacity, and the rollout of an additional 12,000 kilometers of fiber optic
cables to enhance internet speeds and service reliability.

 

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