Globe recognized for role in Philippine Internet dev’t

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Monday, April 28, 2014


GLOBE Business was recently recognized for its role in supporting Internet use in the Philippines by The Internet Society of the Philippines (ISOC-PH) during its 20th Internet Anniversary Celebration with the theme, “Your Internet, Your Data.”

The enterprise ICT arm of Globe Telecom currently supports the ISOC-PH and the Foundation for Media Alternatives (FMA) in their efforts in working closely with private corporations, government agencies, members of media and the academe on new technologies surrounding the Internet. These include big data, improving Internet access and protecting the rights of stakeholders – a concept called Internet governance. It also deployed direct Internet for Web Exchange and LTE for Wi-Fi connectivity throughout the event.

Globe Business Head of Research and Development, Technology and Design Benjie Tan, who was responsible for physically connecting the Philippines to the rest of the Internet-connected world two decades ago, was present during the event.

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Twenty years from now, he foresees more affordable Internet access for the majority as technology and devices become available to more people, and heavier Internet usage driven by relevant applications.

“I’m actually hoping for wireless technology to mature so that more Filipinos can have affordable access to internet and enjoy a host of other benefits it can offer.” With Tan in the gathering were the acknowledged “fathers” of Philippine internet Dr. Rudy Villarica as well as Dr. Bill Torres.

Official partner

Senior Vice President Nikko Acosta of Globe Business said that “it is with great pride for Globe Business to be recognized for its efforts in supporting Internet use in the Philippines and to be tapped by ISOC-PH and the FMA to be its official Internet partner for the our country’s 20th anniversary celebration of being linked to the Internet.”

“As in the early days of the internet, we continue to play a relevant role in enabling private corporations, government agencies and non-profit organizations to harness the benefits of the internet for social and economic progress of the Philippines,” he added.

Acosta pointed out that with more than 38 million Filipinos exchanging information over the worldwide Web, the possibilities in the exchange of data is limitless. “With organizations, businesses and large corporations, the sheer vastness of the internet as we know it can now be tapped with Globe Business as their established ICT partner.”

One major initiative for the country is the Globe interconnection with the Southeast Asia-Japan Cable System last year, which will enable high capacity data transmission to address growing bandwidth-intensive applications in the country and its neighbors. (PR)

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on April 29, 2014.

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