Interconnection to reduce cost of connectivity for the benefit of customers
Globe Telecom said the interconnection with its main competition for fixed voice calls has been extended further to include Bukidnon province. Taking effect on November 28, 2016, the interconnection enables customers of Globe landline services in Bukidnon to call customers of other telco providers without additional charges as they no longer have to pay for long distance charges when calling one another.
Prior to the interconnection, landline customers of Globe and other telco providers were charged with long distance rate when making phone calls to one another. With the interconnection, Globe customers can simply dial the seven-digit telephone number to connect with other telco providers and vice-versa.
“We are proud to announce that we have further extended our interconnection with competition for landline services, a move that substantially reduces the cost of connectivity, enabling our customers to realize savings. In line with Globe Telecom’s commitment to provide affordable and easily accessible ways of communication, rest assured that the company will continue to pursue interconnection in line with our competitors to include more and more provinces,” Globe General Counsel Atty. Froilan Castelo said.
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 consumers.
In addition to Bukidnon, Globe has existing interconnection agreement with its main competition in Metro Manila, Cavite, Iloilo, Batangas, Cebu, Negros Occidental, Negros Oriental, Bohol, Leyte, Davao City, Pampanga, Bulacan, Zamboanga, Laguna, Quezon, La Union, Nueva Ecija, Benguet, GenSan/South Cotabato, Tarlac, Davao del Norte, Pangasinan, Ilocos Norte, Zambales, Ilocos Sur, Capiz, Cagayan, Nueva Viscaya, Iloilo, Bataan, Isabela, Camarines Norte, Leyte, Southern Leyte, Biliran, and Aklan.