We’re live here at Manila Peninsula for the Globe Telecom’s Event: Spike.

Just had a chat earlier with Winston of Globe Telecom (@batangyagit). I asked him what this event all about. My hint though is about making LTE widely available for Filipinos nationwide. It turns out that it’s not just LTE but also IPv6 and the future. It’s a Bigger Globe for a Bigger You.

6:57pm – We’re now inside the function room. It’s dark. A big LED wall is lighting the whole area. By ‘big’, I mean really big.

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7:15pm – We’re now asked to move closer to the screen. The program is about to start! I’m not going anywhere. My spot is the shiznit.

7:20pm – Countdown just started. Fancy! Scene kinda looks like we’re in the future.

Issue is Globe addressing head on the surge of SMS, calls and data bandwidth.

7:22pm – Globe’s President and CEO Ernest Cu is now on board.

“Maraming Salamat for the journey we took,” the CEO said as he addresses his appreciation to everyone attending the event.

Text traffic growth is sloping.

Consumer is changing. Voice and data traffic is growing. Broadband traffic is accelerating.

3G traffic pertains to handsets (with 3G modules)

Oops, technical difficulty. Slide is not moving.

7:22pm – “No matter what the competition says, Globe is launching the iPhone 4S”, says CEO Cu.

7:27pm – Globe’s answer is to build a sustainable, scalable and future proof network that can evolve to the next level of network like HSPA+, LTE and IPv6.

Globe is modernizing the network. They are rebuilding it in and out. That, I believe, is going to be great not just for Globe but for its client.

They are going to change it fro pm core, transport and access to service the customers.

7:32 Whoa! Globe’s spending $700M+ on this modernization. Did I hear it right?

7:35 Real-time tracking for Postpaid is not far-fetched with this upgrade. Perfect thing to avoid bill-shock!

There is no choice but to do this and we’re doing this at an opportune time,” says Ernest Cu.

7:38 Commencing the SPIKE.

This is Globe’s biggest investment yet. Totally revolutionary. A massive undertaking!

7:40 New tv ads/rolls are being shown! Oui! Oui!

Best Line I Ever Heard in this Event: “I think I have my own personal network” (from a TV ad shown here)

7:54 Fusion of techno and sax is just plain awesome!

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Witness this year’s biggest gaming convention in Asia, the Tokyo Game Show 2018. This September 19, our team will fly to Tokyo, Japan, to be part to TGS 2018. Special thanks to our brand partners Huawei Mobile, PLDT Home, Smart Communications and Cherry Mobile for making this coverage possible.

If the line on the demo is any indication, Biohazard RE: 2 is one of the most popular games in TGS 2018. It’s one of those games that, regardless of the time of day, the queue to the booth just won’t go shorter than 60 minutes. We decided to hold off trying our luck on the demo, maybe tomorrow’s line would be shorter.

Demo or no demo, it’s still worth mentioning that the game, even in pictures is just a sight to behold. CAPCOM gave us access to screenshots of the game, and my goodness, what a fresh  coat of paint the game has over the 1998 Playstation and Nintendo 64 classic.

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