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Thursday, August 16, 2018

CONVERGE ICT KICKS OFF THEIR NATIONWIDE IMPLEMENTATION


Last week, premier pure fiber internet provider Converge ICT Solutions Inc., taps experienced industry partners to fast-track nationwide rollout as it eyes exponential growth with the aim to bring better connectivity for the Philippines. In a press conference which I attended, Converge ICT announced that it has intensified efforts to lay the groundwork for its implementation across the country so as to provide its pure fiber internet connectivity for more households and enterprises.

Converge ICT's ongoing campaign of building the future of Philippine internet announcement was releed to an audience of international tech entrepreneurs and industry magnates, with major media groups tuned in to the inspiring talk given by Converge ICT Solutions Inc. President and Chief Executive Officer, Dennis Anthony Uy.


In photo (L-R) are Mr. Qian Zhoung, Managing Director of TE Connectivity
Subconn; Atty. Raul Lambino, Administrator and CEO of Cagayan Economic Zone Authority
(CEZA); Mr. Dennis Uy, President and CEO of Converge ICT and Mr. Miles Tonn Chua, Chief
Operating Officer of Metroworks.
“We have set our sights to bring the best internet connectivity by starting in Metro Manila and some key provinces in Luzon. By going nationwide, we can do more rollouts and more installations in other islands in the Philippines, helping more people connect with one another through our infrastructure”~ Dennis Uy, Converge President and CEO 

In a strategic partnership with several local and foreign companies such as Korea Telecoms, LSI-Fibernet Konstruk Corporation, and TE Connectivity Subcom, Converge ICT Solutions shared its mission to fast-track the completion of its massive, nationwide network rollout to the public. 

These efforts are sustained as part of an ongoing campaign spearheaded by Converge to provide an advanced and reliable backbone of internet connectivity for more Filipino households and enterprises.

Chosen for their wide-ranging technical expertise and extensive business portfolios in the IT industry, Converge ICT Solutions´ new partners will pave the way towards securing and strengthening the necessary infrastructure for consumer-grade and enterprise-level fiber internet market, helping provide an advanced and reliable backbone of connectivity for the Philippines. 

This vision is something which Converge President and CEO Dennis Uy firmly believes would serve as a catalyst for social and economic progress, helping everyone from ordinary Filipino netizens trying to connect with loved ones from around the world; to small and medium businesses trying to grow their ideas, as well helping accelerate the Philippine government´s ongoing IT projects designed to serve the Filipino people. With this in mind, Converge´s humble efforts seek to help prepare, lift, and further open the Philippines to global competitiveness, leveraging its unique and strategic position in the burgeoning Asian economy.

According to Mr. Miles Tonn Chua, Chief Operating Officer of MetroWorks ICT Construction, Inc. (a subsidiary of Converge ICT) the total flow of investments is estimated at US$ 2 billion for the next 5 years. The rollout currently being executed has the potential to reach more than 13 million of the 22 million households nationwide, particularly the major islands situated in Visayas and Mindanao. Chua shared that the project is a 5-year plan, and the network backbones are targeted to be completed by 2021 but would be operational through different phases to enable the project to become complete prior to 2021.

The partnerships are slated to implement both Full Turn Key (FTK) and Semi-Turn Key (STK) approaches, according to Chua.


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