Google has launched a service in conjunction with Filipino mobile operator Globe Telecom that will allow free Internet access geared around Google products such as search, Gmail and its Google + social network.
This new feature video reveals how leading players are split in answering the question of whether the mobile phone can ever take over from the physical wallet in the world of payments.
LIVE FROM GSMA MOBILE MONEY SUMMIT 2011: Mobile operators in Afghanistan, Pakistan and the Philippines are implementing programmes aimed at incentivising their dealer networks to begin offering more mobile banking services.
The importance of banking regulators – and how mobile operators co-operate with them – was highlighted by Rizza Maniego-Eala, president of G-Xchange, during this morning’s panel session at MMS 2010.
GCASH, the micro-payment service from Filipino operator Globe, has partnered with online payments network PayPal to provide an SMS-based international remittance service.
Globe Telecom said today its fourth-quarter net profit rose 8.5 percent from a year earlier as reduced subsidy and operating expenses more than offset the decline in service revenue caused by the company’s decision to retain only better quality cellular subscribers.
Telecompaper notes that SingTel has registered more than 170,000 iPhone 3G activations across the group since launching the device in July in Australia (Optus), and in Singapore (SingTel), India (Bharti Airtel) and the Philippines (Globe Telecom) in August.