The Philippine-base telecommunication company Globe Telecom has partnered with the Japanese firm responsible for the licensing of the Pokémon franchise and Niantic, Inc., — the Niantic developer of hit Pokémon Go game — in a bid to activate the telco’s retail stores and charging locations as PokéStops and Gyms.
The telecommunications and Internet service provider said in a joint press release on Thursday, October 27 that it’s kicking off its partnership with The Pokémon Company and Niantic in a Pokémon Festival on Friday, October 28 and Saturday, October 29.
“Pokémon Go is a huge hit with Trainers here in Philippines and we’re excited to give them greater access to PokéStops and Gyms through our work with Globe.” Niantic Inc., Founder and CEO John Hanke said in the statement. “Combining our resources with Globe Telecom will be a huge win for all Pokémon fans.”
Susumu Fukunaga, the corporate officer of The Pokémon Company, shared his thoughts for “working with one of the most innovative companies in the Philippines.”
Meanwhile, as for Dan Horan, the Globe’s COO, this tie-up opens a lot of opportunities for the Ayala-led company.
This will “provide our customers with new ways to enjoy content on their mobile devices. Not only will we be able to provide access to the app, but everyone can look forward to more surprises in the coming months,” Horan said in the statement. — TheVader.com