Globe asks PLDT to remove lines on poles-A A +A
By JM Agreda
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
GLOBE Telecommunications has called on the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Corporation (PLDT) to remove their lines attached to their property.
Globe formally notified PLDT regarding illegal outside plant facilities attached to Globe OSP facilities specifically in the areas of Batangas and Baguio.
"Our Field Operations teams found PLDT OSP facilities attached to our facilities without our permission," said Globe head of Corporate Communications Yoly Crisanto.
"We have requested that PLDT remove the said illegal attachments in order to protect our own facilities from unnecessary hazards," she added.
Globe said it gave PLDT until February 8 to remove the illegal attachments and after which, it will initiate the removal of the attachments themselves without any liability to Globe.
The telecommunication provider also stressed PLDT should also pay them for the cost of the removal including any damages that may arise on its facilities.
"This has been an ongoing concern for quite a while, and we have raised this issue many times before with PLDT contractors," said Crisanto, adding she is expecting PLDT's immediate action on this matter.
Aside from the areas of Baguio and Bauan, Batangas, Globe also pinpointed illegal attachments on their facilities by Digitel in San Pedro, Laguna.
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on February 12, 2013.