Philippine mobile carrier Globe Telecom will be providing international cable capacities and other telecommunications services in Singapore after securing a license as a facilities-based operator (FBO).
Launched in 1999 as a call back operator, GlobeTel Singapore is a wholly owned subsidiary of GTI Business Holdings Inc, which is Globe’s wholly owned subsidiary. GlobeTel Singapore obtained its Service Based Operator (SBO) licenses in April 2000 when the Singapore Telecommunication industry was liberalized.
“GlobeTel Singapore’s offering will boost connectivity requirements between Singapore and the Philippines, further improving business relations between them,” Globe said in a statement. “In addition, the offering will provide alternate and redundant cable paths from Singapore to Hong Kong and Japan transiting the Philippines, ensuring stable connectivity.
Globe was originally incorporated in 1935 as Global Wireless Limited that later changed its name to Globe Telecom in 1992. The latter provides digital mobile communication services nationwide using a fully digital network based on the Global System for Mobile Communication technology or GSM.