Globe’s general counsel Froilan Castelo said the telecommunications provider’s position was that there should not be any access charge to IP peering to maintain or lower Internet costs. IP peering refers to an agreement among companies to reciprocally provide access to each others’ customers.
“A mandatory IP peering among major Internet service providers in the country would greatly improve Internet speeds. The absence of an effective and applicable IP peering agreement among major telecommunications providers in the Philippines has been huge deterrent in further advancing Internet development in the country. It is high time that the NTC addresses this issue squarely amid mounting calls of Filipino consumers for faster Internet speeds,” he said.