DAVAO CITY – With GCash being the only Philippines’ double unicorn valued at over $2 billion with 71 million registered users, President and Chief Executive Officer of Globe Telecom, Inc. Ernest Cu is eyeing on Konsulta MD with the “potential” as the next unicorn.
Cu during the question and answer segment of the Financial Briefing for the Third Quarter of year 2022, believes that Konsulta MD will be a “super health App” based on the problems it addresses in terms of access to medical services. He said that 41% of barangays in the country lack health centers for people to have medical access.
KonsultaMD has been exhibiting a strong growth with more than 2 million users across over 50 thousand retail outlets nationwide. To further expand its reach, KonsultaMD is now also partnering with over 75 brands and utilizing social media app Tik Tok with over 60 million views.
Another digital innovation is TMBayan Fiber WiFi which was launched in August in its bid to make fiber internet affordable and accessible to the masses.
Chief Commercial Officer Issa Guevara-Cabriera said Globe started with 200 TMBayan sites. As of November 11 they already have 600 sites and hopes to see and expansion by the first half of 2023.
Likewise, unlimited prepaid fiber (TMBayan Fiber WiFi) was launched last August. Filipinos can go online for as low as ₱5 for a minimum of one hour of internet access, and for ₱20 for 12 hours of high-speed internet connection.