Converge deploys 3rd core network backbone node for better internet connectivity

Converge ICT Solutions, Inc. on Wednesday announced the deployment of its third core network backbone node to provide better internet connectivity to its customers. 

“We’ve always said that we are all about our customers’ online experience. This is one of the best examples of how we intend to back it up. Our main advantage is the quality of our high-speed fiber connectivity,”  Dennis Anthony Uy,  Converge chief executive said. 

He noted that a third core backbone node will enable a robust and redundant traffic routing in the network, making it more fault tolerant. 

Previously, the main network backbone of Converge are connected to two core nodes located in Metro Manila and Pampanga. With the completion of a third Core network backbone node last December, the Converge end-to-end pure fiber network becomes stronger and more resilient with a more efficient network traffic distribution and better ability to address outages. 

“Our expansion efforts are running at an unprecedented pace. And we know that network capabilities need to be more so we can serve everyone as best as we could,” Uy said. 

Aside from the third Core backbone node, Converge has implemented several network and connectivity enhancement initiatives. It has recently deployed 34 broadband remote access server systems (BRAS) 

throughout Luzon. These systems help enhance customer internet experience as it increases reliability and decreases latency. Having installed in a geographically distributed architecture enables avoiding a point of failure. 

Converge has also augmented the fiber company’s own international bandwidth capacity to 1.5 Tbps, with key hubs in Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan and the US. This ensures minimal congestion of traffic for internet users and more than enough capacity even in the event of a submarine cable outage. 

“These network augmentation efforts have empowered our company to fully support customer-centric projects like our free speed increase for our residential plan subscribers. This free upgrade of all pure fiber home plans does require serious backend support,” Uy said. 

“ We are consistently working hard so our services can provide what our customers need – a reliable network from a company they can trust. Especially at this time when the intenet has become a necessity to all of us, “ he added. 

Converge is the country’s largest pure end-to-end high-speed fiber internet service provider in the country and the fastest growing fixed broadband operator with subscribers reaching 1 million last November.

The company completed its P29 billion initial public offering (IPO) in October 2020, making it the largest Philippine IPO in recent history. 

From June 2020 to December 2021, Converge expects to incur capital expenditures in the aggregate amount of about P30 billion to expand its domestic fiber footprint nationwide and secure additional access to international connectivity. 

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