Globe Telecom is asking the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) to put in place an official domestic IP peering policy, which will help improve the quality of internet services and lower access costs in the country. IP peering is similar to interconnection among local telcos for calls and texts, as it involves connecting subscribers and applications of one internet service provider (ISP) to another.
Without this policy, IP traffic takes longer to route as data is sometimes sent overseas before reaching its target destination. To customers, the experience is sluggish response times and lower service quality. To ISPs, it is a waste of international capacity and resources when the transmission should be direct and not routed outwards especially when both the origin and destination are located in the Philippines.
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