Sunday, January 26, 2014

Globe secures Ayala Alabang community support for more cell sites


Homeowners at the Ayala Alabang village joined a growing number of upscale subdivisions supportive of Globe Telecom’s bid to provide tailor-fit solutions that would significantly enhance connectivity in posh villages amid growing popularity of bandwidth-intensive devices.


Follow the flight of the Signal Superhero as he tries to save an exclusive village lacking a cell tower. 

The telecommunications provider started to address clamor for improved mobile coverage in Ayala Alabang in 2011 by investing significant capital expenditure to install additional cell sites and improve connectivity within the village. Ayala Alabang currently houses three Globe cell sites.  

Given the size of the village, seven to eight more cell sites are needed to further enhance connectivity inside the village, said Emmanuel Estrada, Globe Head of Network Technologies Strategy.

“There are approximately 4,000 houses constructed of high grade materials and almost 30,000 residents inside the village. Households situated farther from base stations could experience poor mobile coverage as cellular signal and quality diminish with distance.  In addition,  there are  about 9,000 full-grown trees that could pose a challenge to providing deep indoor coverage for our customers in the area,” Estrada said.

He further noted that mobile data explosion amid growing access to internet connectivity, which requires more bandwidth than traditional voice and text messaging services, demands the establishment of more cell sites to ensure and deliver superior mobile data services especially indoors. In that way,  customers can access popular social networking sites such as Facebook or Twitter on their smartphones in the comfort of their homes.



To squarely address subscriber requirement for higher bandwidth capacity, Globe is ready to implement tailor-fit solutions that would boost cellular coverage that would benefit the entire AAVA community, Estrada said.

Such solutions include the use of outdoor distributed antenna system (ODAS), which makes use of a specialized lamp posts built with radio signal transmission capability, as well as the use of cell sites disguised as palm trees or other aesthetically designed cell sites to blend with the surrounding areas such as those deployed in Urdaneta Village in Makati.


Exclusive villages that have approved or shown openness in allowing the installation of cell sites within their communities include Dasmarinas, Urdaneta, Bel-Air, San Lorenzo and Forbes Park. In Dasmarinas Village in Makati, homeowners allowed the installation of ODAS in the upscale subdivision. The ODAS technology is a network of small cell sites, instead of typical macro cell sites with shared equipment connected through fiber optic links. The solution makes use of a specialized lamp posts with radio signal transmission capability deployed along sidewalks. 

Monday, January 20, 2014

KATHNIEL IN THE SPOTLIGHT THIS JANUARY AT CINEMA ONE


Cinema One gives a special treat to its viewers with a month-long feature on Starting things off with today’s hottest teen love team Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla’s hit movie “Must Be Love”.
Produced by Star Cinema and directed by Dado Lumibao, “Must Be Love” is the first solo film of the teen tandem where they were cast in a leading role, following their appearances as part of star-studded casts in “24/7 in Love” and “Sisterakas”. It was shot in different locations around the Philippines, including Cebu and Laguna—and was even taken abroad to Berlin, Germany.
The film tells the story of two childhood friends, Patricia (Kathryn Bernardo) and Ivan (Daniel Padilla). Growing up together and discovering the changes that come with age, different possibilities open up for the two.
As they get older, Patricia begins to realize that she has feelings for her best friend, but begins to question if he feels the same way. Things get even more complicated when her cousin Angel (Liza Soberano) comes into the picture—and Ivan starts to show interest in a different girl instead.

With the two teen actors in the leading roles, “Must Be Love” served as a benchmark for the two. It even served as a platform for Daniel Padilla’s hit song “Nasa Iyo Na Ang Lahat,” which was the film’s theme song, to skyrocket to the top of the music hit charts.
In a review from pep.ph, the film was labeled as “a welcome alternative to the slew of teen movies and romantic flicks,” setting it apart from what the Filipino audience had grown accustomed to. Writer Jennifer Dugena of the website said, “It is also a perfect teen movie recommended not just for KathNiel fans but also for adults… ‘Must Be Love’ is a rare film that is cute and light as much as it is serious and heavy.”
Don’t miss out on the KathNiel love team in “Must Be Love” airing on Cinema One this month. Catch it on January 18 at 8:00pm, January 24 at 3:00pm, and January 28 at 7:00pm.
For updates, visit and like  Cinema One on Facebook.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

JOHN LLOYD, TONI CONSIDER CHURCH MARRIAGE PLANS AFTER JOINING “HOME SWEETIE HOME”


John Lloyd Cruz and Toni Gonzaga are currently thinking about taking things steps further when it comes to steady relationships, as the two stars of the newest hit sitcom “Home Sweetie Home” admitted in a recent interview.

Following two successful weeks of making it to the number one spot in Sunday television ratings, they have become humbly grateful and hopeful for things to come.

Toni, when asked what’s up next after the experiences she has had so far while taping “Home Sweetie Home” said that the love story of her character Julie and John Lloyd’s character Romeo are set to take on whole new heights.

“I think they will head eventually to a marriage in Church,” Toni said. “That’s why they’re saving up.”

“Home Sweetie Home,” however, doesn’t end at the topic of marriage. John Lloyd and Toni also expressed what they hope the show will become—a time for families to spend time together.

“We’re hoping the show becomes a Sunday viewing habit for Filipino families,” John Lloyd Said. Toni added, “After all, Sunday is family day.”

This Sunday (January 19), catch Romeo and Julie as they start to settle down into married life. Of course, starting to live together, they discover new things about each other. Julie ends up finding a box with Romeo’s name on it that he had kept from even before the two met. Could Romeo be hiding something from Julie, even at the very start of their lives together?

Meanwhile, another romantic secret on another of the Kapamilya Network’s Sunday shows is about to be revealed.

On the teen series “LUV U,” Camille (Miles Ocampo) and JB (Marco Gumabao) have yet to tell the other students about the real status of what’s going on between them. With how connected everyone is to each other these days, can they go on without other people finding out?

Catch  “Home Sweetie Home,” airing Sundays after the kiddie gag show “Goin’ Bulilit”, and “LUV U” after “ASAP 19”. Make your weekends complete with “Banana Split: Extra Scoop” on Saturdays after “Maalaala Mo Kaya”.

Press Release from ABS-CBN Media Newsroom.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Globe Telecom goes digital at Sinulog 2014



This year, Globe Telecom would like to engage the locals and tourists participating in one of the country’s biggest and most attended festivals with a photo submission contest. 

Five (5) winners of Globe prepaid load cards plus 1 grand winner of P5,000 worth of prizes from Globe Telecom!

The locals and tourists are also invited to visit the Globe Neon Carnival, a village-like attraction that houses the Globe Mobility Store-on-the-Go.

Also, one of the highlights of the Globe Neon Carnival is the "Kaloka-like" contest wherein Globe invited three celebrities to form the panel of judges.

So, if you're heading to Cebu City this weekend, don't forget to visit Globe Telecom's Neon Carnival!

Friday, December 6, 2013

Sarap Diva Episode with Jim Paredes and Rey Valera

Sarap Diva this Saturday morning featuring the Pinoy Songwriters Jim Paredes and Rey Valera.


Aside from their get together and "chickahan" with Regine Velazquez-Alcasid, they will feature some Homemade Fruit Jam.


Watch out for this and more on Sarap Diva at 9:40AM only on GMA Network! 

Follow their Facebook account: @SarapDivaGMA
Twitter: @SarapDiva

miCoach SMART RUN from Adidas



Adidas introduces the miCoach SMART RUN, the most advanced and intuitive wrist based running device on the market. For the first time, runners will be able to track their runs using GPS mapping, monitor their heart rate off their wrist, listen to their favorite music and get real-time coaching in a single, simple, color touch screen running watch.

“By combining the latest innovations, such as the Mio Wrist Based Continuous Heart Rate Technology, design and ease of use navigation, we consciously defied the rules that define other running watches,” said Simon Drabble, director of miCoach at adidas.

As SMART RUN uses optical technology to track your heart rate from your wrist, there are no cables, straps and additional sensors with this unique all-in-one device. A built-in accelerometer counts every step so you can monitor your stride rate. GPS tracks your speed, distance and logs your route and an MP3 player with Bluetooth® wireless audio delivers music and audible coaching guidance, eliminating the need for head phone cables and music players.

“But it’s not just that which sets us apart from the competition. As part of the miCoach training system, it truly unlocks the runner’s full potential by making smart training easy and accessible. Whether you’re starting a new running program, training for a 10k or competing in another marathon, miCoach SMART RUN will make your training more efficient so you get the results you want,” continued Drabble.

Interval (or zone) training is the best way to improve strength, speed and endurance. The miCoach system is founded on this concept with four colored zones – blue, green, yellow and red. SMART RUN uses these zones to coach you throughout your workout. Guidance comes in various forms including vibration, through the 1.45” color touch screen display and, if you are using a Bluetooth headset, the coach will tell you to speed up or slow down.

Drabble continued, “Many runners fail to get the most out of their current running watches. Building training plans, transferring workouts and personalizing display information is cumbersome with these devices. With SMART RUN we change this. It is fully integrated with our web platform so training plans, completed workouts and settings are synced seamlessly over WLAN.”

“The completeness and simplicity of Smart Run is astounding.” Terrence Mahon, Lead Endurance Coach, UK Athletics Federation said.  “The visual and audible guidance for interval training is a leap forward from any other watch available. Another aspect that is often overlooked by runners is how important strength and flexibility workouts are in realizing performance gain and reducing injuries. To have this guidance on the watch too is truly groundbreaking.”

Unrivaled in innovation and feature-set, the miCoach SMART RUN is completed with premium design language and fine styling, including athletic lines, stainless steel trim, high performance guerrilla glass and magnesium.

The miCoach SMART RUN is available for purchase exclusively at the adidas eShop (shop.adidas.com.ph) at a retail price of PHP 19,995 from 1st December 2013.

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About adidas miCoach
miCoach is an interactive training service for anyone who wants to train for his or her favorite sport, general fitness or just for fun. Bringing the knowledge and experience of adidas’ elite coaching partners to the masses, miCoach provides users with real-time coaching and all the tools they need to track performance and monitor progress to get the results they want. The breadth of the offer includes a free to access web platform and training community with hundreds of free training plans, free mobile apps on iOS, Android and Windows Phone 8 as well as a comprehensive range of devices for tracking all aspects of performance, both in game and in training. Visit www.micoach.com.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Alaska Football Cup 2013 Advisory


Please be advice for the rescheduled date from November 9-10 to December 7-8 at Alabang Country Club.

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