PLDT has deployed its interconnection links with a telco operator in Surigao del Norte, thus allowing free calls among the subscribers of the two providers within the province.
The interconnection agreement covers PLDT and Globelines subscribers in Surigao City and the towns of Loreto, Mainit, Tagana-an, Tubod, Sison, San Francisco and Malimono.
“With the implementation of the interconnection agreement, subscribers in Surigao del Norte can now call their friends, family members, loved ones, and business associates toll-free anytime, regardless of their telco connection,” PLDT vice president and International Network and Carrier Business head, Genaro Sanchez, said in a statement.
The PLDT-Philcom office in Surigao del Norte will serve the subscribers’ telecommunications requirements in local integrated areas.
PLDT-Philcom is also implementing an expansion program using fiber to the home (FTTH) and the latest wireless technology. Areas in Surigao del Norte will be covered by these expansion programs in the near future and all these will be integrated to PLDT’s IP backbone network.
Last year, PLDT interconnected with Globelines in the provinces of Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Biliran, Leyte, Southern Leyte, Aklan, and Bukidnon.