Internet service provider Converge ICT Solutions has successfully connected the islands of Visayas and Mindanao – as part of its national backbone initiative.
On Wednesday (April 28), the company announced that it has laid down an undersea fiber network linking VisMin – achieved through its P6 billion domestic submarine cable project.
Converge landed its Visayas cable in Cebu, specifically in the San Remigio area. According to the service provider, they’re also setting up to install undersea fiber cables in Panay, Negros, Leyte, and Bohol – further extending its reach in the Philippines.
Converge’s CEO, Dennis Anthony Uy, shared that the realization of the Visayas-Mindanao cable operation will enable them to reach underserved communities in need of a stable internet connection.
“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,” Uy said in a statement.
Meanwhile, COO Jesus Romero said the company has partnered with key players in the field to bring their vision into reality.
“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 400 Gbps waves on our national backbone,” Romero explained.
Converge has reached out to South Korea and Singapore for the latest in fiber network technology. On the other hand, its fiber-optic submarine cables were sourced from French supplier Nexans Group.
Besides expanding its reach, Romero notes that the company is also focusing its efforts on assisting small enterprises – in the aforementioned regions – through its recently launched FlexiBIZ and Fiber X Time of Day subscriptions.
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. It aims to reach 55% of households in the Philippines by 2025.
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