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Converge connects VisMin to national fiber backbone




Converge ICT Solutions Inc. has revealed that it has completed connecting Visayas and Mindanao to its national fiber backbone with the landing of its submarine cables in Cagayan de Oro.

Internet provider, Converge landed its cables in the Visayas through San Remigio in Cebu province. The company is also currently linking the other islands in the Visayas region, such as Panay, Negros, Leyte, and Bohol, to its national backbone in the total 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 they are bringing the world-class technologies used by market-leading countries in broadband like South Korea and Singapore in its national fiber project with its fiber optic submarine cables provided by French supplier Nexans Group and its active optical equipment from 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 earlier introduced the Converge FlexiBIZ that allows small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to take advantage of pure fiber connection. With this service, businesses will be able to experience higher internet speeds during a pre-set time of the day, depending on the plan, according to Converge.

Converge also launched its Time of Day plans that allow residential subscribers to choose the time of day when they can double their speed at just an additional PHP 399 a month.

Converge has been 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, which passes over six million homes. The company’s target is to reach 55% of total households in the Philippines by 2025.

For more information, visit the official Converge website.



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