Globe, PLDT activate interconnection in Ilocos Sur

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 19 2014 12:07 PM | Updated as of Dec 19 2014 08:16 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Globe Telecom said its landline service Globelines has activated its interconnection with PLDT in Ilocos Sur.

In a statement, Globe said the commercial activation of Globelines' interconnection with PLDT in Ilocos Sur started on December 10.

This means Globelines and PLDT customers no longer have to pay for long distance charges when calling one another.

"The goal of the company has always been to offer products and services that are relevant to our customers. The expansion of our collaboration with competition further enhances our customers’ access to affordable telecommunication services especially for those that are residing in the provinces," said Atty. Froilan Castelo, Globe General Counsel.

Globe Telecom said it is open for discussions for potential interconnection arrangement with other local exchange carriers.

Interconnection among telco providers is in line with provisions for compulsory interconnection of authorized public telecommunications carriers under Republic Act 7925. The law aims to create a universally accessible and fully integrated nationwide telecommunications network to encourage more infrastructure investments from the private sector that would benefit the consumers.

Globe and PLDT currently have existing interconnection in Metro Manila, Cavite, Iloilo, Capiz, Batangas, Cebu, Negros Occidental, Negros Oriental, Bohol, Leyte, Davao City, Pampanga, Bulacan, Zamboanga, Laguna, Quezon, La Union, Nueva Ecija, and Benguet, GenSan/South Cotabato , Tarlac, Davao del Norte, and Pangasinan, Ilocos Norte and Zambales.