PLDT, Globe extend interconnection agreement to four more provinces

20 Nov 2014

Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) and Globe Telecom have revealed plans to further expand their existing interconnection arrangements to cover more provinces. According to the Manila Times, the companies have extended the scope of their current agreement to encompass Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, Zambales and Misamis Occidental.

In recent years the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) has strongly encouraged PLDT and Globe Telecom to interconnect their networks for the benefit of end users who would no longer have to pay the equivalent of ‘long-distance’ call rates for local calls. As such, the two telcos already boast interconnection agreements in Metro Manila and the provinces of Albay, Batangas, Benguet, Bohol, Bulacan, Capiz, Cavite, Cebu, Davao City, Davao Del Norte, South Cotabato, Iloilo, La Union, Laguna, Leyte, Negros Occidental, Negros Oriental, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Pangasinan, Quezon, Sorsogon, Tarlac and Zamboanga.