PLDT, DITO sign interconnection deal
PLDT and DITO have announced that it has entered into an agreement for the construction of a transmission facility that will serve as the point of interconnection for their subscribers.
Under the agreement, PLDT will establish and manage the interconnection facility that will operate as the primary physical interface for both telcos.
PLDT says that the interconnection hub will deliver the intercarrier requirements of DITO which will benefit all fixed and wireless subscribers of PLDT and DITO by enabling them to communicate and connect to all the services needed.
The planned facility is expected to be completed by the end of March in time for the commercial operations of DITO.
“It is important for us that we establish this interconnection capability between PLDT-Smart and the customers of DITO as mandated by the NTC, and principally to make sure that our customers are able to communicate,” said PLDT Chief Revenue Officer and Smart Communications President and CEO Al Panlilio.
“Being chosen as the country’s third player, DITO knew from day 1 that in order for us to deliver our commitment to the Filipino, we needed to work hand-in-hand with the pioneers of the telco industry like PLDT. I’d like to express my gratitude to everyone in making the interconnection agreement between DITO and PLDT possible,” said DITO Telecommunity Chairman and CEO Dennis Uy.