Globe invests P4.1 B for IT modernization

Published August 9, 2022, 7:46 AM

by Emmie V. Abadilla

Globe Telecom Inc. is modernizing its Information Technology (IT) system at the cost of P4.1 billion to lessen service outages and improve billings for its 87.4 million customers, the company disclosed Monday ( Aug. 8).

The telco’s multi-year initiative translates to better user access to its products and services. The IT modernization will specifically address glitches that customers encounter, such as issues in loading and registering for promos.

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The initiative runs parallel to Globe’s network modernization program, which involves upgrading cell sites to 4G/LTE and ramping up fiberization of Filipino homes.

With both IT platforms and its network enhanced, Globe aims to provide best-in-class service and connectivity for its over 92 million mobile, broadband and fixed line voice customers.

“We are proud to have passed this phase of our massive IT modernization program, which aims to significantly reduce service interruptions,” says Raul Macatangay, Globe’s Chief Information Officer.

“This is part of our commitment to continuously provide consistent and reliable service to our customers,” he noted.

It is also just one of many other programs lined up.

Under the recent milestone, changes were made to Globe’s Business Support System (BSS).

BSS is necessary for consolidated business processes across Globe’s prepaid and postpaid wireless, wireline, and broadband operations.

It enables Globe to manage its customer relationships better across various product offerings and provide a new level of personalized customer experience.

The move extends the health of the BSS for another five to seven years.

“With the multi-platform refresh and upgrades under the IT modernization program, Globe aims to significantly decrease issues that customers confront in loading, promo or offer registrations and usage, improving the experience of both our retailer partners and subscribers,” Macatangay explained.

The modernization will also ensure that glitches will be addressed quickly through redundancies, fixing problems linked to single points of failure.

This ensures that issues will be resolved with minimal to no impact on customers, even during times of calamities and disasters, when telco service interruptions usually occur.