WAP Forum Header


Colibria provides GPRS mobile personalization application for Globe Telecom in the Philippines

Colibria AS and Globe Telecom have signed a contract for the customization of a Value-Added Service (VAS) application allowing subscribers to personalize their internet-capable mobile phones from any web browser. Recently launched as My favorites, it is accessible at http://www.myglobe.com.ph

The Globe My favorites application includes a library of sites that are for viewing from mobile phones, a facility to preview sites from their desktop computers what the site would look like on a phone, and an option of being able to customize the list of sites on ones personal start page. Subscribers also may suggest their favorite site to be listed in the library.

My favorites will enable subscribers to find and easily bookmark interesting content that they can access from their mobile phones. This convenience shall make mobile information and entertainment access more attractive to people who are on the go.

Under the agreement, Colibria has developed, customized and installed the system, as well as integrated the solution into Globes existing website and suite of services.

"Globe Telecom is pleased to build a relationship with Colibria," said Gerry Ablaza, President and CEO, Globe Telecom. "With Colibria, Globe shall be bringing new and innovative mobile services to our subscribers."

"With Colibrias software, we can offer our subscribers the ease of finding and book marking mobile sites that they are interested in and even allowing them to preview these on the web from their PCs. Further, we can also get feedback from subscribers of useful sites," he added.

"This project is a very important milestone for Colibria as we established a Philippine subsidiary which develops software for us in mid year 2000. We are very pleased to be of service to Globe Telecom by developing new and unique services for its subscribers. The application is especially suited for GRPS connections, but also works on traditional data channels, says Torleif Nesheim, CEO of Colibria AS, based in Oslo, Norway.

Globe is a full-service telecommunications company offering cellular mobile telephone system (CMTS), fixed telephone and international communications services, International Private Leased (IPL) lines, Internet access, VSAT (Very Small Aperture Terminal) service, Inter-Exchange Carrier service, Frame Relay, Value-added Network Services (VANS) and other domestic data communications services. It is owned by Ayala Corporation, Singapore Telecom International and Deutsche Telekom.

Colibria AS, based in Oslo, Norway is a company committed to providing world leading mobile internet solutions. It owns a Philippine subsidiary, Colibria Phils, for software development. Colibria develops exciting mobile applications, such as Instant Messaging (IM), Friends Finder (location based application), and mobile community solutions. Colibria has major clients such as Telia Mobile, Telenor Mobil and Schibsted Telecom.

Further information:
Jan Spidsberg
Chief Sales and Marketing Officer
Colibria AS
Tel: +47 90 11 38 05
Email: [email protected]

Assistant Vice President for Public Relations
Globe Telecom Inc.
Tel: +632 7393074