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Globe says it remains top digital solutions provider

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Globe Telecom Inc. said Wednesday it remains the leading digital solutions provider in the Philippines in 2023 despite the challenging economic environment.

The telecom unit of the Ayala Group said it continues to deliver life-enabling innovations that solve the daily pain points of Filipinos.

It said from its network optimization and data center business to its debut in climate tech and fintech expansion overseas, the group cast an even wider net across industries this year, with unstoppable momentum going into the new year.

“Despite the challenges we faced, 2023 was another banner year for Globe, as we continued to cement our standing as the foremost digital solutions provider in the Philippines, with an unrivaled ecosystem of products and services that make life better,” said Globe Group president and chief executive Ernest Cu.

STT GDC Philippines, a joint venture between Globe, Ayala Corp. and ST Telemedia Global Data Centres of Singapore, is in the thick of an aggressive expansion, breaking ground on two major infrastructure projects this year.

It broke ground on the STT Fairview data center campus, touted to become the largest interconnected and carrier-neutral data center in the Philippines at a capacity of 124 MW in March, with completion seen in early 2025.

onths later, STT GDC Philippines also announced the start of construction on the 6-MW STT Cavite 2, which will rise as a two-story building with a gross floor area of over 4,500 square meters in a campus south of the capital region. It will serve to complement its enterprise-grade STT Cavite 1 at the same campus in General Trias, Cavite, which has a 4.3 MW capacity.

It also expanded its existing data centers to 5.2 MW.

STT GDC Philippines is closing the year with seven facilities in Metro Manila, Cavite and Davao, as it aims to serve the as the next data center hub in Southeast Asia amid steadily rising demand for data center services.

Gogoro Philippines will close the year with five GoStations for battery swaps in BGC, Taguig, Parañaque City, Makati City and Pasig City. It will open six more GoStations by the first quarter of 2024: two each in Quezon City and Makati City, and one each in Marikina and Pasig City.

Globe Group affiliate GCash continued its international expansion this year.  The app is now available for use with international mobile numbers for Filipinos in Japan, the United Kingdom, Italy, Australia, Canada, and the US, with services such as send money, pay bills, bank transfers, and buy load available in these key countries. 

Globe Group’s  corporate venture builder 917Ventures had a prolific year, introducing new startups in various areas. To date, 917V has vetted over 700 ideas, launched and tested 29 ventures, and has a total portfolio of 13 companies.

Going into 2024, the Globe Group said it is set to sustain its change-making and trendsetting pace to bring even more life-enabling digital solutions to Filipinos here and abroad.

“Our wins in 2023 fuel our momentum going into the new year, as we continue to innovate to drive digital transformation in the country,” said Cu.

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