Converge ICT Solutions Inc. said on Tuesday its fiber-optic assets now span 370,000 kilometers, a feat that allows it to provide its customers with “the most consistent and fastest speed, without data caps.”
Dennis Anthony H. Uy, the company’s CEO, said his group’s fiber assets now span throughout Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, expanding both its backbone and last mile networks.
“As of end-April, total fiber assets of Converge have reached around 370,000 kilometers, with over 69,000 kilometers in its fiber backbone and distribution network and over 300,000 fiber kilometers in its last mile network, serving over one million customers,” he said.
This allowed Converge to conduct “soft launches” in Cebu and Davao, while full commercial launch is set for the second half of the year.
“We are on track to meeting our goal of reaching 55 percent of Philippine households by 2025. As of end-2020, our all-fiber network has already passed over six million Filipino homes, accounting for 25 percent of total households,” Uy said.
Uy also said Converge delivers the “most consistent and fastest speed, without data caps,” responding to earlier statements made by the chief honchos of the two leading telcos.
“Speed tests only represent a small sample size, using defined parameters set by an organization. Across the fixed broadband sector, most customers are subscribed to the lowest, entry level plans. Thus, it’s important to show speed test results that consistently reflect what the majority of subscribers signs up for and not a minority of high-end users may experience,” he said.
Converge, he claimed, delivers a “reliable digital experience close to the maximum speeds of their subscription plans, through fiber technology” to its customers.