Globe Telecom to power up connectivity at Century Tuna 5150 triathlon

June 18, 2013

Globe Telecom will provide the connectivity requirements at the Century Tuna 5150 Triathlon, giving spectators and guests the chance to share developments at every point as they chronicle the sports event from the starting line up to the finish line.

The triathlon will be held on June 23 in Subic.

"The 5150 triathlon series is a major sports event in the country and Globe takes the lead in providing mobile connectivity to the participants and guests at the event. We are all set to provide our customers with a high quality mobile experience made possible by our modernized network," said Yoly Crisanto, Head of Globe Corporate Communications.

"Globe Telecom has been a known supporter of sports activities, in fact, we are rooting for our own Globe employees' triathlon team to win. Engaging in sports helps individuals aspire for something greater and work better together," she added.

Globe Telecom's support for Century Tuna 5150 is in step with its advocacy to promote and encourage sports and other athletic activities. The leading telecommunications company also holds the annual Cordillera Challenge and Arakan XC, which are annual biking events.

In addition to providing connectivity arrangement at the event, the leading telecommunications company will also be setting up ICT tools that include laptops and Tattoo broadband sticks at the event.

Some of the world's leading triathletes are expected to join the sports event, which is the largest international distance triathlon series in the world and will be the first non-drafting international race series of its kind offering a competitive platform for professional and age group athletes. The 5150 Series consists of a 1.5K-swim, 40K- bike and 10k-run.

Last year, the Century Tuna 5i50 Triathlon has drawn more than 600 participants, including veteran internationalists David Dellow, Ali Fitch and Matthieu O'Halloran of Alaska Team TBB, Jacqui Slack, Belinda Granger, Justin Granger, Kuttor Csaba and Ben Allen.