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PLDT, Globe ink IP peering agreement for faster internet

Discussion in 'WiMAX, DSL Modems' started by BlackArchAngel, Jun 17, 2016.

  1. BlackArchAngel

    BlackArchAngel Support Team Staff Member Support Team

    The Philippines' main carriers agreed to establish a bilateral internet protocol (IP) peering agreement to improve internet speeds in the country.

    Under a memorandum of agreement (MOA) signed Thursday, PLDT Inc. and Globe Telecom Inc. will allow the direct local exchange of traffic between PLDT's Philippine Internet Exchange (PhIX) and Globe Internet Exchange (GIX) that is allotted to each other's own broadband and mobile customers.

    "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," PLDT said in a statement.

    The agreement also mandates the telcos to work towards executing a "fuller" bilateral peering agreement within 90 days after the initial phase has been accepted.

    “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,” PLDT Executive Vice President and Head of Enterprise Ernesto Alberto said.

    “The intention here is to keep local traffic within the country which should lower latency due to less hops and thus, should result in marked improvements in fixed broadband and mobile internet services in the country,” he said

    Faster connectivity

    PLDT Head of Legal and Regulatory Group Ray Espinosa said the deal is in line with the company’s efforts to improve connectivity.

    “This is a major milestone and is part of the effective measures taken by the PLDT Group in efforts to provide faster, affordable internet services,” he told reporters in Makati.

    The Internet may register speeds almost 10 times faster than usual, Globe Chief Technology and Information Officer Gil Genio said that

    “The penalty for not having peering is noticeable, sometimes 10 times longer (for processing),” he told reporters in a separat briefing.

    “There is a relative ease in peering domestically. It makes the country much better and a highly attractive location,” he added.

    A quick hit

    “We went for a quick hit... reap the benefits immediately. In the next 90 days we really target to line up other areas for collaboration and synergy,” Gary F. Ignacio, AVP & Head for Corporate and Business Solutions at PLDT, said.

    The first thirty days following the deal entails the initial interconnection of the two telecommunications companies, while the next 90 days will be allotted for reviewing and finalizing the “essence and spirit” of the transaction, said PLDT Executive Vice President Eric Alberto,

    Public clamor

    Globe’s Genio noted the deal has been brewing for sometime, but the companies chose to finalize the agreement on the heels of public clamor.

    “After six years of working at it, PLDT and Globe finally signed a domestic IP peering arrangement. We can’t be real Internet service providers without IP peering,” he said.

    “Overall clamor for Internet, especially now in the Philippines... The principal mode of accessing Internet today is mobile which requires faster and faster speeds,” he added.


    What is IP peering ?

    In Please or Register to view links, peering is a voluntary interconnection of administratively separate Please or Register to view links Please or Register to view links for the purpose of exchanging traffic between the users of each network. The pure definition of peering is Please or Register to view links-free, "bill-and-keep," or "sender keeps all," meaning that neither party pays the other in association with the exchange of traffic; instead, each derives and retains revenue from its own customers.

    An agreement by two or more networks to peer is instantiated by a physical interconnection of the networks, an exchange of Please or Register to view links information through the Please or Register to view links (BGP) routing protocol and, in one case out of every two hundred agreements, a formalized contractual document. Please or Register to view links

    Occasionally the word "peering" is used to describe situations where there is some settlement involved. In the face of such ambiguity, the phrase "settlement-free peering" is sometimes used to explicitly denote pure cost-free peering.

    How peering works

    The Internet is a collection of separate and distinct networks referred to as Please or Register to view links, each one operating under a common framework of globally unique Please or Register to view links and global Please or Register to view links routing.

    The relationships between these networks are generally described by one of the following three categories:

    • Please or Register to view links (or pay) – The network operator pays money (or settlement) to another network for Internet access (or transit).
    • Peer (or swap) – Two networks exchange traffic between their users freely, and for mutual benefit.
    • Customer (or sell) – A network pays another network money to be provided with Internet access.
    Furthermore, in order for a network to reach any specific other network on the Please or Register to view links, it must either:

    • Sell transit (or Internet access) service to that network (making them a 'customer'),
    • Peer directly with that network, or with a network which sells transit service to that network, or
    • Pay another network for transit service, where that other network must in turn also sell, peer, or pay for access.
    The Internet is based on the principle of global reachability (sometimes called end-to-end reachability), which means that any Internet user can reach any other Internet user as though they were on the same network. Therefore, any Internet connected network must by definition either pay another network for transit, or peer with every other network which also does not purchase transit.
  2. tomadorako

    tomadorako Addict Established

    ayos yan para mawala congestion.. magandang balita yan
  3. sir black penge po ng mac kung may extra pa po. CDC na po kasi 3 days na, kailangan lang po sa studies. Hirap po kasi mag research kung CDC eh :(
  4. hase0278

    hase0278 Forum Veteran Established

    Thanks for the info boss.
  5. Onin Pogi

    Onin Pogi Enthusiast Established

    salamat sa info sir Black!
  6. jemwood

    jemwood Addict Established

    Thanks for the info
  7. thank you sa info sir black..
  8. pepsD

    pepsD Addict Established

    pa bookmark partner basahin ko ng maagi. salamat partner
  9. thanks for this info boss (y)
  10. MasterShock

    MasterShock Addict Established

    Thanks po sa info boss black!
  11. janeil

    janeil Honorary Poster Established

  12. maztahmeiz

    maztahmeiz Addict Established

    Thanks dito boss
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  13. thanks for the info boss! God bless
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