Globe Telecom Launches Fixed-Mobile Convergence Solution Powered by Acision



    
    -   Acision Flexible Charger and Acision Location Gateway Deployed to
        Substantially Increase Usage of Voice Service
    

    MANILA, Philippines, April 23 /CNW/ - Acision, the world's leading
messaging company, and Globe Telecom, a leading telecommunications company in
the Philippines, have launched the world's first fully convergent solution
that works across both fixed and mobile networks for post-paid subscribers.
Enabled by Acision's innovative real-time, location-based charging solutions,
Acision Flexible Charger and Acision Location Gateway, the service is designed
to boost network traffic, primarily voice, by offering free calls within a set
city zone. This new breakthrough service is branded "Duo - Mobile and Landline
in One" by Globe Telecom.
    Acision Flexible Charger and Acision Location Gateway enable Globe
Telecom to offer its post-paid mobile and fixed-line subscribers free voice
calls when the calls originate within a pre-defined geographical zone. "Duo
Mobile and Landline in One" is a subscription-based service, which offers
unlimited calls for those who benefit from the service. Calls are unlimited
from a mobile to landline and vice-versa as long as the mobile is subscribed
to Duo. In addition, unlimited mobile to mobile calls are possible if both are
subscribed to the Duo service. Globe Telecom has rolled out the service across
National Capital Region (NCR) and Cebu for post-paid subscribers.
    Ernest L. Cu, President and CEO of Globe Telecom said, "We are excited to
offer the public another pioneering service from Globe. Duo is the ultimate
unlimited call service that allows both landline and mobile calls through one
SIM on a mobile phone to provide subscribers with the utmost convenience.
Globe has always been at the forefront of service innovation to deliver
superior value and the best mobile experience for consumers."
    He added, "Globe Telecom has relied upon Acision's messaging
infrastructure since 1999 to drive messaging revenues, which represent a large
part of our overall revenues. Based on our longstanding business relationship
and Acision's track record in product innovation, Globe worked with Acision
for a charging solution that will secure greater revenues from voice."
    Rory Buckley, Chief Executive of Acision, commented: "Bundles have many
benefits, not least, the consumer perception that they are good value for
money. From Globe Telecom's perspective, fixed-mobile convergence bundles mean
early revenue capture, increased service revenues and improved customer
loyalty. The "Duo" service powered by Acision Flexible Charger is designed to
entice consumers to increase usage of a service that is generally considered
low ARPU. Acision Location Gateway enables location-based billing, enabling
mobile operators to grow revenues by addressing the fixed network market
without cannibalizing their mobile premium."

    
    NOTES TO EDITORS

    About Acision
    

    Acision is the world's leading messaging company, providing communication
solutions for over 300 network operators and service providers globally.
http://www.acision.com

    About Globe Telecom

    Globe, a leading telecommunications services provider in the Philippines,
creates and delivers products and services that are relevant to its customers
and are easy to understand and use. Globe's mission is to transform and enrich
lives through communications that will help bring them closer to their
aspirations and what matters most to them. As a pioneer, Globe continues to be
a part of the revolution that's connecting millions of people across the
country and around the world. Beyond technology, Globe's business is truly
shaped by the bonds that tie Filipinos together. Visit
http://www.globe.com.ph.





For further information:

For further information: Press Contacts: Radha K Floerke, Acision, Tel:
+65-6505-1021, +65-9863-1449, Email: radha.floerke@acision.com; Idran Junadi,
LEWIS PR, Tel: +65-6534-7250, Email: acisionsg@lewispr.com; Menchie O. Cruz,
Globe Telecom, Tel: +632-730-3319, Email: coc6204@globetel.com.ph

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