Globe, PLDT interconnect landlines in Davao del Norte
MANILA, Philippines - Globe Telecom completed its local landline interconnection with Philippine Long Distance Co. (PLDT) in Davao del Norte.
This would allow landline customers of both Globe and PLDT in the area to call each other locally, by simply dialing the seven-digit telephone number, without having to pay the long-distance rate of P5 per minute.
“We are delighted to announce that through collaboration and cooperation with competition, the company’s subscribers will have greater access to telecommunications and vice-versa. We are hoping that we will able to establish the same kind of collaboration in other areas of the country,” said Atty. Froilan Castelo, Head of Globe Corporate and Legal Services Group., in a statement.
Globe and PLDT are working on similar arrangements in Pangasinan, Zambales, Davao del Sur, Misamis Occidental and Ilocos Norte.
This cooperation between the two companies is in line with the compulsory interconnection of authorized public telecommunications carriers under Republic Act 7925 which 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.