The Philippines' Globe Telecom worked with the nation's largest coal producer Semirara Mining and Power Corporation (SMPC) to digitally transform Semirara Island in Antique.
The 55 square kilometer island is home to the Philippines' richest coal reserves, and is home to a number of coal workers and their families who rely on mobile connectivity an digital applications in their daily life.
As part of the project, Globe, SMPC and the local government collaborated to upgrade all mobile towers in the island with LTE technology.
The partners are also adopting a modern payroll solution for the mining company in collaboration with Ant Financial subsidiary Mynt and Ayala that takes advantage of Globe's GCash mobile money service.
In addition, Globe will work with public and private high schools in the island on digitally-enabled education initiatives.
The Digital Thumbprint Program, developed by Globe in conjunction with Singtel and its Australian subsidiary Optus, has already been used to aid the education of 1.9 million students across the Philippines.