Globe, PLDT activate landline interconnection in Tarlac
Globe Telecom has announced today its commercial activation of local interconnection in Tarlac between its landline service, Globelines, and PLDT.
The local interconnection allows Globelines subscribers to call PLDT subscribers, and vice-versa, without having to pay for long distance charges. “This shows that despite being competitors, major players like Globe and PLDT can still provide cooperation, coordination and support towards affording more people greater access to telecommunications,” said Atty. Froilan M. Castelo, Head of Globe Corporate and Legal Services Group.
The move is in compliance 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.
“We hope to provide local interconnection to all Globelines subscribers nationwide that is why we are always open to negotiations with other local exchange carriers. This way, we can help bring universal access and a fully-integrated telecommunications network to all our customers,” Castelo added.