Globe, DITO ink interconnection deal for mobile calls, SMS
Globe and DITO Telecommunity have announced that it has inked an interconnection deal linking subscribers of both telcos for mobile calls and SMS.
The interconnection agreement covers domestic mobile calls and SMS enabling Globe’s customers to make mobile calls, send SMS with DITO Telecommunity’s customers without additional charges. The interconnection is expected to commence next month. Globe is also finalizing an interconnection deal with DITO Telecommunity on the fixed landline space.
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 the consumers.
“Globe’s collaboration with DITO Telecommunity is part of our commitment to improve customer services by enhancing connectivity among others. This interconnection also reflects the vibrancy of competition in the telecommunications industry,” Globe’s General Counsel Atty. Froilan Castelo said.
PLDT and DITO also recently signed an interconnection deal.