MANILA, Philippines - Globe Telecom said its landline unit Globelines recently activated its interconnection with Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT) in Misamis Oriental.
The commercial activation of the interconnection deal started on December 11. This means customers of telco providers in Misamis Oriental can call each other without additional long distance charges.
Globe has now established 27 interconnection arrangements with its rival telco 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, Zambales and Ilocos Sur.
"As we have previously committed, Globe has been aggressively pursuing interconnection with our counterparts. We recognize such arrangement greatly enhances the company’s dependability as a provider of cost-effective telecommunication services,” said Atty. Froilan Castelo, Globe General Counsel.
Compulsory interconnection of authorized public telecommunications carriers is provided for 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.