PLDT has Questionable Internet Routing Set-up



The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) has finally hasten-up the so called “set-up” of PLDT’s routing scheme with their Internet data. According to findings, PLDT has routed their Internet data to other countries instead of using the Philippine’s own unified exchange point as a mean to simplify and make speed faster.

“The NTC should start cracking the whip and fix the system immediately. It cannot be ‘business as usual’ anymore. Let’s do away with the mentality of just accepting the present situation and start doing something about it,” Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero.

Escudero also stated that he wants the NTC to ask PLDT on why it is refusing to connect to the Philippines very own Internet exchange facility called PHOpenIX.

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) created PHOpenIX, to allow a faster exchange rate of data.

“PLDT does not want to connect to PHOpenIX. Instead, it connects to the Hong Kong Internet Exchange (HKIX) through its private Vitro Internet Exchange (VIX). I find this questionable because routing data overseas and then terminating here in the country takes a lot longer than routing and terminating data flow within the country,” Escudero said.

Clearly enough, if you make a simple chart as shown below. PLDT is beating around the bush, finding alternate routes instead of getting straight to the point.


The question is why does PLDT do this such kind of thing? The answer is simple, they don’t want to have their own monopolistic business scheme to command and control the Philippines internet speed.

PLDT is the sole reason why we have super slow internet speed. They are deviating from government mandates and establish their own rouge schemes.

By redirecting to another route, they are making the internet speed of the Philippines slow. And at the same time, have their own escape goat when something bad happens. This includes a book full of B.S reasons when they are asked if why they can’t give a fast internet connection. They will always blame it with their connection with HKIX.

So if you keep on asking for a faster internet connection, it will never happen. If PLDT is still on the throne doing their so called schemes, then the Philippines will always lag far behind their counterparts.