The Two biggest telecommunications companies in the country vowed to support the call for faster internet services in the country after the Presumptive President Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte warned them to improved their services.
The Globe Telecom and Philippine Long Distance Telephone released a statement after the incoming President warned the telco’s to improved their internet services or he will allow foreign companies into the market.
Globe Senior Vice President for Corporate Communications said : “We support the call for faster internet. In fact, Globe is at the forefront of building the much needed infrastructure nationwide to make Internet services easily accessible either through mobile or wireline. This is supported by heavy investments over the years to make sure the Philippines is at par with other countries in terms of technology use.”
PLDT spokesperson Ramon Isberto also said : “We are aligned with government efforts to improve telecom services. PLDT is in fact in the middle of a major 3-year network investment program that is in process of significantly improving telecom and Internet services for PLDT and Smart customers and will support national development initiatives.”
However, Crisanto said the government also plays a role in improving the Internet services :”This includes promoting IP peering and more importantly address the issues on permitting, right of way and site acquisition so that infrastructure builds can happen faster and at less cost.”
source: GMA News