Philippine mobile operator Globe Telecom has selected Irish business support systems (BSS) vendor Openet to supply it with its Digital Business platform, as it looks to improve its back-office capabilities and deliver its end users ‘more flexible and personalised data and content services’. In a press release, Openet said its BSS solution promises to provide ‘an adjunct charging capability to Globe Telecom’s existing legacy, voice and SMS centric business support systems. The virtualised platform will enable Globe to solve business challenges and drive new revenue within days or weeks of deployment, in contrast to the multi-month cycle associated with traditional service development programmes.’ The decision to upgrade its BSS comes in the wake of what Globe chief technology and information officer Gil Genio termed a ‘dramatic’ surge in smartphone adoption. ‘With this new platform, we can be more creative in developing and monetising new services and offers, even as we make personalisation a key differentiator of our services. Our partnership with Openet will give us the speed and agility that we need to grow our business to compete and win in the new digital market,’ he said.