Globe Wants All-Inclusive IP Peering Arrangement

Globe Wants All-Inclusive IP Peering Arrangement Image Credit: Globe Telecom

Globe Telecom, Thursday confirmed that it is currently in talks with PLDT for an IP peering arrangement but laments PLDT's proposal will prevent Globe customers from accessing content and applications hosted by PLDT data centers (which includes ePLDT, Vitro, Sun and Smart). Globe, however said that it has already pointed this out to PLDT executives, who will look at the possibility of revising their proposal.

According to Globe, it has earlier emphasized that an all-inclusive IP peering arrangement among major internet service providers in the country is still needed to boost local internet speed, following PLDT's recent decision to host a local IP peering exchange, Philippine Open Internet Exchange (PHOpenIX). PLDT's arrangement with PHOpenIX does not require the dominant carrier to exchange traffic with other ISPs via the local Internet exchange, claims Globe.

Globe stressed that an all-inclusive IP peering arrangement among ISPs will keep a substantial portion of local data traffic local which means access time is shorter and faster. It is expected to benefit customers with better experience and reduce delays in customer applications such as games.

Globe Chief Operating Officer Gil Genio
We are hoping any bilateral arrangement with PLDT would effectively reduce latency of local intent and improve internet speed. As is, PLDT's proposed peering agreement won't be effective in improving the country's internet speed as it doesn't allow Globe customers to directly access content and applications hosted by the PLDT group without exception.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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