GLOBE Telecom has launched a new co-branded OTT service in partnership with Japan’s Brastel Co. Ltd., which allows users to save up to 68 percent in calling rates.
“Japan has always been an important market for Globe because of the hundreds of thousands of Filipinos based there,” said Gil Genio, Globe executive vice president and chief operating officer for international and business markets.
“This partnership with Brastel gives us an opportunity to offer good quality calls at superior rates and reach out to a bigger Filipino market in Japan,” he added.
Globe and Brastel entered into a business alliance agreement in February this year as strategic partners in Japan to offer a co-branded reload able calling card for calls to Globe and Touch Mobile (TM) numbers in the Philippines at a preferential rate.
Starting August 1, 2015, Globe and TM customers have access to affordable calls via Brastel’s 050 Free application with rates of just 10 yen per minute, from its current price of 32 yen per minute when calling from a mobile with a 0091 prefix.
“Globe continues its journey to provide affordable communication services for Filipinos all over the world with a strengthened partnership with Brastel,” said Rizza Maniego-Eala, Globe senior vice president for international business.
With the successful launch of a co-branded reloadable calling card early this year, Globe and Brastel have taken further steps together by developing a service that takes advantage of the two companies’ networks and leading-edge know-how technologies. Both telcos will continue to aggressively expand communication services between the Philippines and Japan.
Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Japan with Globe and TM contacts in the Philippines can look forward to enjoying more innovative and affordable connectivity services from Globe and Brastel’s collaboration.
Some projects in the pipeline include the availability of calls from Globe and TM mobile numbers to a Brastel 050 number and new chat and SMS services between Brastel 050 numbers and Globe and Touch Mobile customers.
“With this new OTT service, Filipinos in Japan can enjoy affordable calling rates to their families and loved ones back home,” Eala said.