Dito Signs An Interconnection Deal With PLDT and Globe
Dito chief technology officer Rodolfo Santiago said the company has also signed an interconnection deal with the Ayala-led Globe.
The country’s two main telco players – PLDT Inc. and Globe Telecom Inc. – have made a pact with the newcomer Dito Telecommunity Corp. to provide seamless intercommunication with their customers.
The interconnection hub will deliver the intercarrier requirements of the new telco player and will benefit all fixed and wireless subscribers of PLDT, Globe, and Dito by enabling them to communicate and connect to all the services needed.
This makes it possible for a customer of one network to communicate with a customer from another.
In a statement, PLDT said it has entered into an agreement with Dito for the construction of a transmission facility that would serve as the point of interconnection for its subscribers. This agreement will establish and manage the interconnection facility that will operate as the primary physical interface for both companies.
According to PLDT chief revenue officer and Smart Communications Inc. president and CEO Al Panlilio, the interconnection is important because it will establish interconnection capability between PLDT-Snart and Dito subscribers, and it is also mandated by the NTC to allow customers to communicate.
Aside from PLDT, Dito confirmed that they also signed an interconnection deal with Globe. Dito also confirmed that the infrastructure for both interconnections is already being built and in the process of being tested. Dito is aiming to establish both interconnections by March.
Other than the two major telco players, Dito also revealed that they’re in discussion with other telcos on how to establish interconnection.