Various telecommunications services offered by the Globe group of companies, such as voice, short messaging services (SMS) load top-up and mobile data, will now be available to Filipinos in Spain with the establishment of Globetel Internacional European Espana SL (Globetel Espana), the conglomerate’s newest member.
“Establishing our retail footprint in Spain testifies to our commitment to reach the international Filipino market and provide them with affordable and relevant services that can connect them with those who matter most,” Globe Senior Vice President for International Business Rizza Maniego-Eala said in a statement.
“This also solidifies our European presence, and with the combined Filipino population of those working in a variety of sectors, permanent migrants, seafarers and those visiting for business or leisure, we believe this is the appropriate time for the unveiling of more direct services for the local Filipino community there,” Eala said.
The Ayala-led company also signed a memorandum of understanding with Ingenium Outsourcing Services, SLU (IOS), a mobile virtual network aggregator based in Madrid.
Globetel Espana is poised to launch telecom services in Spain within the year.
Globe Chief Operations Officer and Executive Vice President for International and Business Markets Gil Genio said. “We are delighted to have IOS as our partner in running our operations in Spain, an important market for Globe as we aim to provide the best connectivity offers to Filipinos overseas.
“We are pleased to introduce the Globe brand of service to our countrymen in Spain, making it more affordable to keep in touch with their loved ones back in the Philippines,” he added.
Spain becomes the eighth country where Globe has robust retail presence. Other countries include the United States, the United Kingdom, Singapore, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, Canada, and Italy.