MANILA, Philippines –Globe Telecom earlier has asked the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT) to remove the illegal PLDT outside plant (OSP) facilities attached to Globe OSP facilities specifically in the areas of Batangas and Baguio.
Globe set a February 8 ultimatum for PLDT to remove the illegal attachments or else Globe itself would remove the attachments without any liability to Globe.
Yoly Crisanto, Globe Head of Corporate Communications, said PLDT shall also pay Globe for the cost of the removal including any damages that may arise on its facilities.
“Our Field Operations teams found PLDT OSP facilities attached to our facilities without our permission,” Crisanto said. “We have requested that PLDT remove the said illegal attachments in order to protect our own facilities from unnecessary hazards.”
Aside from the areas of Baguio and Bauan, Batangas, Globe also found illegal attachments on their facilities by Digitel in San Pedro, Laguna.
“This has been an ongoing concern for quite a while, and we have raised this issue many times before with PLDT contractors,” Crisanto said, adding that she is expecting PLDT’s immediate action on the issue.