Converge ICT Solutions Inc. has declared that by the end of October 2021, it would have delivered over 5.5 million ports, covering the whole country with pure fiber connectivity.
The port deployment contributes to the fiber broadband operator’s goal of reaching more unserved and underserved areas in the Philippines and expediting its target of serving 55% of households with high-speed fiber connectivity by two years to 2023.
It now serves over 440 municipalities and cities across the country, and its total number of residential members reached about 1.6 million at the end of September 2021, nearly doubling from the same period the previous year.
“In the third quarter of 2021 alone, we accomplished a record rollout of 654,188 ports, a strong testament to the high demand we continue to see across the country.” “We’re pleased to see a solid uptake in our new markets in Visayas and Mindanao since these areas accounted for 20% of fiber rollouts,” said Converge CEO and Co-Founder Dennis Anthony Uy.
Converge also stated that over 20 new business centers had launched around the country this year. Among the branches that have recently opened to serve its growing customer base are those in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte; Candon, Ilocos Sur; La Trinidad, Benguet; Tuguegarao, Cagayan; and Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya in Northern Luzon; Gapan, Nueva Ecija in Central Luzon; Valenzuela and San Juan City in Metro Manila; Batangas City and Lemery, Batang