Listed fiber internet provider Converge ICT Solutions, Inc. is stepping up to the international stage. Just last month, the company attended the International Telecoms Week (ITW) where Chief Operations Officer of Converge, Jesus C. Romero sat with a panel of speakers and discussed the current situation of fiber internet and shared insights on how fiber connectivity solutions can shape the world in the coming years.
The company was also in the recently concluded CommunicAsia, information and communications technology exhibition and conference held every year in Singapore, showcasing their enterprise-level solutions.
“It’s part of our commitment to bring better fiber solutions to the Philippines,” Romero explains. “We want to make connections with markets not just in our country, but around the globe, so we can improve our infrastructure. This further expansion outside of the Philippines, partnering with global enterprises and international markets, will help us reach out to and provide the unserved and the underserved with fast, reliable, and affordable internet solutions.”
Here’s what the ISP did so far:
- Converge recently laid down over 500,000 kilometers of fiber, strengthening its network backbone in the Philippines, and enabling them to reach the underserved and unserved areas of the country.
- Last year, Converge signed with Keppel Telecommunications & Transportation’s Bifrost Cable System. Bifrost is a submarine cable system that can directly connect Asia to the west coast of North America. Converge was granted an Indefeasible Right of Use for one fiber pair on Bifrost’s main trunk, as well as a cable landing station in Davao.
- Converge also recently joined the consortium behind the Southeast Asia Hainan-Hong Kong Express Cable System (SEA-H2X) submarine cable system. The ICT company owns 25% of the cable system, alongside China Mobile International Ltd., China Unicom Global, and PPTEL SEA H2X Sdn. Bhd.
“We’re not just moving forward, we want to move ahead,” Romero continues. “With our participation in these international infrastructures, we can increase our own infrastructure capacities, which will then lead to increased bandwidth for all our subscribers, both residential and enterprise. As we expand our portfolios, we can also provide better enterprise-level fiber solutions for the Philippines.”