Partnership for more cost-effective solutions for calls to the Philippines

Vonage and Globe Telecom Enter International Partnership

Globe Telecom represented by (from left) Rizza Maniego-Eala, Group Head for International Business; and Gil Genio, Head of the International and Business Markets; and Vonage, represented by Kimberly O’Loughlin, Managing Director for International Markets and Gowrishankar Bharadwaj, Vice President for International Markets, signed the partnership agreement Last May 2, 2012

Globe Telecom, a leading Philippine telecommunications company, and Vonage, a leading global provider in Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), join forces to bring affordable international call rates to and from the Philippines.

The partnership between Globe and Vonage will further cut the cost of international calls to the Philippines, benefiting over eight million Filipinos living and working abroad and their families as they will be able to stay in touch more frequently without worrying about their phone bills or balances running-out on their call cards

“We are thrilled to sign out first international partnership with Globe,” said Kimberly O’Loughlin, Managing Director International Markets. “Our creative alliance enables both companies to serve the needs of Filipino callers globally.”

Globe and Vonage are set to launch call services to the Philippines from the United States. Both companies plan to expand these benefits to the U.K and Canada.

“This partnership with Vonage defines Globe’s intent in addressing the evolving communication needs of the almost 800,000 Fil-Am households in the US,” said Gil Genio, Head of the International and Business Markets of Globe Telecom.

“We are happy to launch with Vonage our first foray into the VOIP arena for inbound calling from US, UK and Canada.” said Rizza Maniego-Eala, Group Head for International Business of Globe Telecom, “This collaboration between Globe and Vonage presents a firm promise that we will continue to stay attuned to the needs of our market, developing products that are truly relevant and competitive,” she added.”