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PLDT, Globe Sign MOA On IP Peering

From Left: PLDT Regulatory Affairs Head Ray C. Espinosa, PLDT EVP and Head of Enterprise, International, and Carrier Business Eric R. Alberto, Senator Bam Aquino, Globe Chief Technology Information Officer Gil Genio, Globe President and CEO Ernest Cu.
From Left: PLDT Regulatory Affairs Head Ray C. Espinosa, PLDT EVP and Head of Enterprise, International, and Carrier Business Eric R. Alberto, Senator Bam Aquino, Globe Chief Technology Information Officer Gil Genio, Globe President and CEO Ernest Cu.

After what seemed to be an eternity, both PLDT and Globe have finally signed a memorandum of agreement to establish a bilateral IP peering arrangement that the companies hope to improve the state of Internet in the PH.

“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.

Before the agreement, there was no direct exchange of information from PLDT’s Philippine Internet Exchange (PhIX) to Globe’s Internet Exchange (GIX). That resulted in extra hops to overseas servers, resulting in higher latency and longer load times. It’s also the reason why gamers that use different providers in the Philippines have higher pings when playing against one another despite being in the same country.

The MOA paves the way for the initial phase of bilateral peering which is localized IP traffic exchange between the PLDT Group broadband and mobile subscribers and Globe Group subscribers, which should be completed 30 days after the execution of the MOA. It also dictates that the two telcos will work towards executing a fuller bilateral peering agreement within 90 days after the initial phase has been accepted.

John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.

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6 Comments

    1. Calm your self do not attribute this to the messiah. Things like this takes time and this is not because of #Du31

      1. Pero hindi natin madedeny na malaking impluwensiya ang pagiging mainitin na ulo ni duterte. Napagalitan niya noon ang telcos at pinagtatanggal ang cell sites sa davao dahil ayaw siyang bigyan noon ng special 911 number for emergency calls. Noong nanalo si digong saka kumilos ang mga telcos na yan. Ilang taong nakaupo si noynoy at wala silang ginawang improvement.

  1. NOW GUYS LISTEN

    IF IT’S ABOUT THE TELCOS

    IT’ IS ALL TOO CLEAR

    & SO OBVIOUS NOW THAT…

    SA GOBYERNO NI “NOY-NOY”

    LAHAT TAYO AY “NGA-NGA”

    WHILE…

    SA GOBYERNO NI “DU30”

    LAHAT AY “DO… DO… DO”

    OHHH DI BA !!!

    SAAN KA ???

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