Manila, The Philippines (September 27, 2023) – Converge ICT Solutions Inc., a leading broadband service provider in the Philippines, announced earlier that it surpassed its original target of achieving 55 percent household coverage nationwide by 2025, almost two years ahead of schedule.
An annual quality of digital wellbeing study by Surfshark ranked the Philippines 104th out of 121 countries surveyed for internet affordability. With more than 670,000 kilometers of pure fiber assets, Converge has now attained a remarkable 62 percent nationwide coverage as of the second quarter of 2023, providing affordable high-speed broadband internet to unserved and under-served Filipinos across the nation. It is on track to further expand its reach across the Philippines to empower more communities and businesses across the nation.
Vital to this achievement is its collaboration with VMware, the cloud infrastructure of choice of Converge to run and deploy its ever-growing suite of applications. Moreover, with a massive business transformation underway, Converge leans on VMware to modernize its backend IT infrastructure.
Leveraging on a whole suite of VMware Cloud solutions, Converge created a new home for its core system to run on. This VMware-based IT infrastructure blending global best practices and solutions with local know-how helped Converge to simplify, scale, and more secure their IT operations supporting its continued expansion in the country.
“In this unstable macroeconomic environment, digitalization has opened a new world of opportunities for all of us. Collaborating with VMware has been instrumental for us in pursuing more advanced digital capabilities in fulfilling our endeavour to expand our global reach in serving our customers. VMware’s robust solutions and architecture helped us with our conquest to empower our customers with advanced digital tools to further their business outcomes,” said Ulysses Naguit, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Converge ICT Solutions Inc.
“What a milestone by Converge and we are pleased to have been able to contribute to their success and more importantly – helping more unserved and under-served Filipinos and businesses partake in the digital economy. We aim to continue providing the best solutions and support to our customers to unlock efficiency, agility, and reliability gains for their IT infrastructure,” said Walter So, Country Manager, VMware Philippines.
About Converge ICT Solutions Inc.
Converge Information and Communications Technology Solutions, Inc. (PSE:CNVRG) is the fastest-growing fixed broadband service provider in the Philippines. It is the first to run an end-to-end pure fiber internet network in the country, providing Filipinos simple, fast, and reliable connectivity. Aside from broadband services, Converge also offers integrated data center and network solutions services.
With over 670,000 kilometers of fiber optic assets nationwide, it has one of the most extensive fiber networks in the Philippines.
With this fiber-powered network, Converge provides premium world-class digital experience for residential, enterprise, and wholesale customers.
Go to https://www.convergeict.com for more information.
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