Globe, PLDT sign interconnection deal in Albay

Posted at 08/18/14 2:56 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Globe Telecom and Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT) have signed a new interconnection agreement to allow their subscribers in Albay to call each other without extra charges.

In a statement, Globe general counsel Froilan Castelo said the deal between Globelines and PLDT took effect last August 14.

"We have been aggressively pursuing interconnection with our counterparts knowing that this will greatly benefit our customers as it enhances their access to affordable telecommunication services," he said.

Before the interconnection, Globelines and PLDT customers were both charged long distance rates when making phone calls to each other.

Glone and PLDT 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, Pangasinan, and Sorsogon.

"We hope that other provinces will be covered by such collaboration in the months ahead so that more and more customers will benefit from cost-effective services," Castelo said.

The two telcos are in talks for similar interconnection collaborative arrangements in Zambales, Misamis Occidental and Ilocos Norte.