Philippine internet provider Converge ICT Solutions has identified itself as having the most consistent fixed internet performance in five regions of the country after the release of speed testing company Ookla’s report.
According to Ookla’s first-quarter analysis, Converge’s average download speed is at 42.93 Mbps for Metro Manila, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Ilocos, and the Cordillera Administrative Region, which is representative of actual plans subscribed to by its consumers.
Apart from this, the internet testing organization revealed that Converge ICT received 72.8 percent in its consistency score, which ‘measures the percentage of a provider’s samples that equal or exceed both a download and upload fixed threshold of 25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload.’
Converge ICT Chief Executive Dennis Anthony Uy said the achievement is a reflection of their endeavor to provide high-speed, reliable internet services to the Filipinos, particularly to their customers.
“Our network performance in the first quarter reflects our focus in providing reliable high-speed internet services to our customers in their standard packages, which subscribers of other providers only enjoy on a promotional basis via their speed boosts,” Uy explained in a statement.
“Aside from performance, we work hard to provide a consistent online experience. What good is being the fastest if you only do it in spurts? Service should be at a high level all the time,” he stressed.
Uy notes that they’ll continue to provide their Filipino user base with excellent connectivity, especially now that the country’s under a health crisis.
“We will continue to work hard and ensure that we are able to uplift the Filipino quality of life through our fiber technology. We will continue to serve the connectivity needs of our people, especially during these trying times,” he assured.
As part of its expansion, Converge ICT is fast-tracking the laying down of its fiber network all over the Philippines, which falls under its national backbone initiative. Through this scheme, the company plans to reach 55% of households in the country by 2025.
This goal has again gotten much closer after the internet company successfully linked Visayas and Mindanao – through its P6 billion submarine cable project.
So far, Converge has set up 55,000 kilometers of fiber cables all over the country and has grown its consumer base to 1.04 million at the end of 2020 – which equates to 26 percent of households in the Philippines
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Image credit: Photo from Converge ICT Solutions Inc.