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Converge completes pure fiber network redundancy in Mindanao

DAVAO CITY  — Leading fiber broadband operator Converge ICT Solutions Inc. has completed a critical infrastructure in its domestic fiber backbone in Mindanao, improving fiber internet service availability for subscribers in southern Philippines.

Converge recently finished its ‘Mindanao redundancy loop’ that runs through the region, further strengthening its 90,000-kilometer pure fiber backbone in the country. The newly-completed segment connects the cable landing point in Cagayan de Oro with Buenavista, completing a network ring that passes through key areas in Mindanao such as Tagum, Davao, and Valencia.

Converge is also building its own data center in Davao to enable local caching of internet content, further increasing network reliability and speed.

“As we continue to pursue our Go National strategy through 2022, we want to make sure that we have high service availability for our subscribers in Visayas and Mindanao. With the redundancy ring completed, we’re significantly reducing the chances of service outages since we now have an alternative network route in place,” said Converge CEO Dennis Anthony Uy.

The redundancy loop is a network structure that fortifies the primary route of the network by adding a secondary path for data to pass through in case of a failure in the main route. This makes sure there’s no service downtime and subscribers’ connection remains unhampered.

“With this, we’re adding yet another layer of protection to our network which is important as we accommodate the growing demand in Visayas and Mindanao,” Uy added.

Since the start of its fiber broadband service in Mindanao just this April, Converge has laid down more than 100,000 lines in Davao and Cagayan de Oro, gaining traction in its subscriber base.

Converge made its official entry into Mindanao last April, with its subsea cables landing in Cagayan de Oro. Since April, it has been gradually strengthening and expanding the fiber backbone throughout the region.

As of the third quarter of the year, the nationwide fiber backbone of Converge spans 90,000 kilometers with the 1,800-kilometer subsea segment interconnecting the major islands of the Philippines. The company’s total residential subscriber base reached nearly 1.5 million as of end-September, with almost 5.5 million fiber ports installed across the country.

Converge aims to cover 55% of total Philippine households with world-class fiber connectivity by 2023 as part of its mission to reach the unserved and underserved areas in the country.

About Converge ICT Solutions, Inc.

Converge Information and Communications Technology Solutions, Inc. (PSE:CNVRG) is the leading pure fiber data network and internet service provider in the country. It is the first to run a pure end-to-end fiber internet network, providing Filipinos simple, fast, and reliable internet connection.Converge is ISO 9001 and CE2.0 Certified. Dennis Anthony H. Uy is the Founder, CEO, and Executive Director of Converge ICT Solutions. Connect with him on LinkedIn (@DennisUyFiberMaster) or follow him on Facebook (@DennisUyFiberMaster) and Twitter (@TheFiberMaster).(pr)

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