Globe Telecom said the local interconnection of its landline service, Globelines, with Datelcom has been completed and activated in Pampanga to provide business opportunities for enterprises located in the province.
Globe said that the interconnection will pave the way for subscribers of both companies to call each other without incurring additional charges.
In a statement, lawyer Froilan Castelo, Globe general counsel and head of Corporate and Legal Services Group, said, “With this development, subscribers of both telco providers may now call each other locally through a 7-digit local dialing. This could mean significant savings for subscribers of both companies as they no longer have to pay long distance charges when calling each other.”
He added that, “Globe Telecom is amenable to discussions for cooperation with other local exchange carriers as part of its goal of providing cost-effective services to its customers while providing greater access to telco services for its customers. Aside from Datelcom, Globe also has interconnection agreement with PLDT [Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co.] and Digitel in Pampanga.”
Before the activation, interconnection rate for landline in Pampanga was set at P3 a minute. The interconnection of authorized public telecommunication carriers is provided for by Republic Act 7925, which aims to create a universally accessible and fully integrated telecommunications network. The measure is also aimed at encouraging more infrastructure investments for the telco industry for the benefit of consumers.