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Philippine telcos tussle over network interconnection issues

China-backed challenger slams 'anticompetitive' rivals, Globe hits 'fraudulent' calls

Dito Telecommunity accused its much-bigger competitors PLDT and Globe Telecom of allegedly not abiding by a compulsory agreement that allows its mobile subscribers to call users on those networks. (Photo by Ken Kobayashi)

MANILA -- Philippine telecom companies have accused each other of flouting network interconnection agreements in a quarrel that comes amid intensifying competition in the industry.

Dito Telecommunity, the China Telecom-backed mobile challenger, slammed its bigger rivals PLDT and Globe Telecom over "anticompetitive behavior," saying calls by its subscribers to users on those networks hardly get through.

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