PLDT, Globe make interconnection links in Surigao

Louella Desiderio - The Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines -  PLDT Inc. has established interconnection links with Globe Telecom Inc.’s landline service in Surigao del Norte to allow subscribers of both telcos within the province to make free calls with each other.

The interconnection agreement between PLDT and Globe covers subscribers in Surigao City, as well as those in the towns of Loreto, Mainit, Tagana-an, Tubod, Sison, San Francisco, and Malimono.

“With the implementation of the interconnection agreement, subscribers in Surigao del Norte can now call their friends, family members, loved ones, and business associates toll-free anytime, regardless of their telco connection,” Genaro Sanchez, PLDT vice president and head of international network and carrier business said.

Telcos are establishing interconnection links in line with RA 7925 or the Public Telecommunications Policy Act of the Philippines.

Under the law, interconnection among telecommunications carriers is necessary to have viable, efficient and reliable telco services.

To better serve the requirements of subscribers in Surigao del Norte, a PLDT-Philcom office has been set up in the province.

“Like most PLDT offices nationwide, PLDT Philcom is also implementing an expansion program using fiber-to-the-home and the latest wireless technology. Areas in Surigao del Norte will be covered by these expansion programs in the near future and all these will be integrated to PLDT’s IP backbone network,” PLDT-Philcom general manager Augustus Caesar Cotelo said.


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