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Converge connects VisMin to national fiber backbone

CABLE LANDING. The Converge team during the cable landing in Mindanao. (Contributed photo)

FIBER internet service provider Converge ICT Solutions Inc. has completed connecting Visayas and Mindanao to its national fiber backbone with the landing of its submarine cables in Cagayan de Oro on April 28.

Converge earlier landed its cables in the Visayas through San Remigio in Cebu province.

The fiber internet company is also linking the other islands in the Visayas region such as Panay, Negros, Leyte, and Bohol to its national backbone which is a P6 billion domestic submarine cable project.

“We are looking forward to firing up our fiber broadband services in the Visayas and Mindanao so that we can soon provide the unserved and underserved areas in central and southern Philippines with world-class internet connectivity,” Converge President and Chief Executive Officer Dennis Anthony Uy said.

Converge is bringing the world-class technologies used by market leading countries in broadband like South Korea and Singapore in its national fiber backbone project with its fiber optic submarine cables provided by French supplier Nexans Group and its active optical equipment coming from various global suppliers.

“We are partnering with the best in the world to bring the latest technologies to the country as we aim to provide our customers with a better internet experience, especially during this time when many of our people are staying inside their homes not just for entertainment but also for work and online classes. For example, we aim to run 400Gbps waves on our national backbone,” Converge Chief Operating Officer Jesus Romero said.

“Our fiber-fast broadband services will also support the recovery of small, medium, and large enterprises in the Visayas and Mindanao as we hope to launch our cutting-edge services and business solutions in these regions by the second half of the year,” Romero added.

The company earlier introduced Converge FlexiBIZ that allows small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to take advantage of a pure fiber connection which is not only reliable but also flexible enough to allow a value-for-money internet service.

Through this service, businesses will be able to experience higher internet speeds during a pre-set time of the day, depending on the SME’s chosen plan.

Converge also launched its groundbreaking “Time of Day” product that allows residential subscribers to choose the time of day when they can double their speed at just an additional P399 a month to their base plan.

The leading high-speed broadband company has been aggressively expanding its fiber footprint to reach more areas in the country, doubling its pure fiber network to 55,000 kilometers at the end of 2020.

This allowed Converge’s fiber network to pass over six million homes or 25 percent of total Philippine households, making it on track to achieve its target of reaching 55 percent of total households in the country by 2025.


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