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4 July 2011

Lebara partners with Globe Telecom to offer better value calls to the Philippines

London, Monday 6th July 2011 - Lebara Mobile, the leading high quality, low-cost international MVNO, has sealed an agreement with full-service Philippines-based telecommunications provider Globe Telecom to deliver lower international call rates from Europe. This is a first of a number of strategic alliances for Lebara, which plans to expand this collaborative approach to other partners and markets.

The partnership will provide better value calls to family, friends and colleagues in the Philippines from the United Kingdom, Spain, Germany, France, Switzerland, Denmark, Netherlands and Australia.

Lebara Chief Strategy Officer, Andrew Monnery, commented: “Looking at our customers’ habits, most primarily call to one international destination, usually where they have ties such as family, friends or business.

Lebara can offer better value and more relevant service by partnering with Mobile Operators in the countries where we have a large volume of customer calls. Our partners benefit from our distribution and reach into their expatriate communities, and we have a more targeted offer and better prices.

Understanding the requirements of our customers is critical to our business. We are committed to finding new and innovative ways to improve our customer experience as this is what allows us to maintain competitive advantage in an offer-driven market. We look forward to working closely with Globe Telecom and to the success of our partnership.”

Lebara has been serving migrant communities in the UK with low cost international mobile calls since October 2007 and the overseas Filipino community represents an important customer group within Lebara’s eight countries of operation.

Filipinos maintain strong family ties and frequently speak to their loved ones. Now with Lebara and Globe Telecom they can do so and enjoy a great conversation, for less.

For further information and to arrange an interview with Andrew Monnery, please contact:
Francesca Palmiero
[email protected]
+44 20 7395 7110

Tania Chuppe
[email protected]
+44 20 7395 7078
 

ABOUT GLOBE TELECOM
Globe Telecom is a full-service telecommunications provider in the Philippines, with its own international gateways, cable landing stations, domestic fiber backhaul and a national access network (data, fiber, 3G/HSDPA). It offers a range of wireless and wireline voice and data services (e.g. Mobile GSM/ 3G/ HSDPA, broadband, PSTN Fixed lines, IDD, NDD, Corporate Data, IPLC, Internet, bandwidth, etc.). Globe maintains the widest coverage for international roaming with more than 600 partner networks worldwide. Globe delivers solutions that bridge the gaps between technology and our customer needs.

Its principals are Ayala Corporation and Singapore Telecom, both acknowledged leaders in the country and across the region.