PLDT, the leading telecommunications and digital services provider in the Philippines has teamed up with Globe Telecom to enhance the local internet quality in the country.
This agreement will help improve local internet traffic quality and provide better overall internet service for the subscribers of both telcos.
Two weeks ago, PLDT and Globe also joined forces to buy the telco properties of San Miguel Corp to take a hold of the much-coveted 700MHz frequency which can significantly improve both companies’ services.
“This is a very positive development and is in line with our digital pivot. We are focused on taking effective measures to improve internet services in the country. IP peering is one such measure. By keeping local traffic local, we improve the internet experience of both PLDT and Globe subscribers,” said Ernesto R. Alberto, PLDT Executive Vice President and Head of Enterprise.
Previously, there has been no direct local exchange of traffic between PLDT’s Philippine Internet Exchange (PhIX) and Globe’s Internet Exchange (GIX). Now, the companies are opening up the possibility with the peering agreement which can drastically help in improving their internet services.
“The intention here is to keep local traffic within the country which should lower latency due to less hops and thus, should result in marked improvements in fixed broadband and mobile internet services in the country,” Alberto noted.
The MOA signed today will start the initial phase of bilateral peering between PLDT Group and Globe Telecom. The two telcos will work on towards a fuller bilateral peering agreement within 90 days after the initial phase.