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Globe Starts Elevating State of Internet in PH

MANILA, Philippines, Dec. 03 /CSRNews.PH/ - In line with its commitment to provide ICT support for nation building, leading telecommunications provider Globe Telecom took on the critical task of delivering high speed broadband connectivity for the recently concluded APEC 2015 meetings, showing proof that state of internet connectivity in the country has improved significantly. 

“An official ICT partner for APEC, Globe wanted to showcase the elevated state of Philippine internet as we provided enhanced indoor and outdoor cellular and Wi-Fi connectivity for all venues of the APEC meetings, including the APEC Economic Leaders Meeting (AELM) and the various hotels where the delegates stayed,” said Yoly Crisanto, Globe Senior Vice President for Corporate Communications.  

Globe showcased its world-class internet speed by providing data allocation of 12.5 Gbps in various venues in the metropolis during APEC week especially at the Philippine International Convention Center and the World Trade Center and the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Last month, Globe paved the way for the Philippines to be globally competitive in terms of internet speed, becoming the first telecommunications provider in the country to install high-speed broadband plans ranging from 50Mbps to 1Gbps, utilizing the fiber-to-the-home technology. 

Aside from providing connectivity for the AELM, Globe also provided ICT requirements in other APEC meetings held in various parts of the country including Clark Pampanga, Subic, Iloilo City, Bacolod City, Boracay and Cebu City.  These meetings included the Informal Senior Officials Meetings, APEC Special Senior Finance Officials’ Meeting, First Senior Officials’ Meeting and Related Meetings, Asia Pacific Forum on Financial Inclusion, APEC PPP Experts Advisory Panel Meeting, Asia Pacific Infrastructure Partnership Meeting, APEC Finance and Central Bank Deputies Meeting, 22nd Automotive Dialogue Meeting, Disaster Risk Finance- APEC Roadmap for Resilient Economies, Second Senior Officials’ Meeting and Related Meetings, Ministers Responsible for Trade Meeting, Workshop on Fiscal Management through Transparency and Reforms, Senior Finance Officials’ Meeting,  3rd Senior Officials Meeting and other preparatory and related meetings. 

Following its important role of providing for the ICT requirements of APEC meetings, Globe received commendation from the APEC National Organizing Council.  “That the delegates were able to effectively utilize communication technology in aid of substantive discussions made during these meetings was due in large measure to the facilities provided through the expertise, attention and assistance of your company,” said Marciano Paynor, Director General of the APEC National Organizing Council, in a letter to Globe President & CEO Ernest Cu. 

Globe Telecom’s chairman, Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala, also played an active role during the APEC Summit as a member of the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC), composed of the region’s top business visionaries that provide key advice to the region's economic leaders. Calling for a collective action for greater regional economic integration, ABAC also made several recommendations that include continued support of the policies of the World Trade Organization, investments in food and agriculture, eliminating tariff barriers to environmental services, promoting inclusive business models, and developing green and livable cities, among others. 

APEC is a forum for 21 Pacific Rim member economies that seeks to promote free trade and economic cooperation throughout the Asia-Pacific region to raise living standards and education levels through sustainable economic growth and to foster a sense of community and an appreciation of shared interests among Asia-Pacific countries. APEC includes newly industrialized economies and aims to enable ASEAN economies to explore new export market opportunities for natural resources as well as to seek regional economic integration through foreign direct investment. Members account for approximately 40% of the world's population, approximately 54% of the world's gross domestic product and about 44% of world trade.

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