Converge ICT Solutions Inc. has announced that the landing of its submarine cables in Cagayan de Oro has completed the connection of Visayas and Mindanao to its national fiber backbone.
Converge Internet has landed its cables in the Visayas via San Remigio in Cebu province. In addition, the company is currently connecting other islands in the Visayas region, including Panay, Negros, Leyte, and Bohol, to its national backbone via a PHP 6 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,” said Converge CEO Dennis Anthony Uy.
Converge claims that it brings world-class technologies used by market-leading broadband countries such as South Korea and Singapore into its national fiber project via fiber optic submarine cables supplied by French supplier Nexans Group and active optical equipment provided by 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,” said Converge COO Jesus Romero.
The company previously introduced the Converge FlexiBIZ, which enables small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to benefit from a pure fiber connection. According to Converge, businesses will experience faster internet speeds during a predetermined time of day with this service.
Converge also introduced Time of Day plans, which allow residential subscribers to select the time of day when they can double their speed for an additional PHP 399 per month.
Converge has been expanding its fiber footprint to reach more areas across the country, with the goal of doubling its pure fiber network to 55,000 kilometers by the end of 2020, passing over six million homes. The company’s goal is to reach 55% of all households in the Philippines by 2025.
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