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Converge completes P6-billion domestic submarine cable

Fiber internet provider Converge ICT Solutions, Inc. said that it has successfully completed building its PHP 6-billion domestic submarine cable project connecting Visayas and Mindanao to its national fiber backbone.

The telco said that the 1,800 kilometer subsea cable made its final landing in Coron, Palawan on Sunday.

“We’re pleased to announce the completion of our domestic network’s primary and secondary routes which span the entirety of the country,” said Dennis Anthony Uy, Converge chief executive.

“Not only does this ensure the availability of the service nationwide, but with the network design, we’re assured to have a resilient backbone that’s able to carry the tremendous data traffic driven by our million-plus customers,” he added. 

Uy noted that Converge has “achieved a high level of resiliency in the network” by closing the loops in their primary and secondary routes.

The phase 1 of Converge’s domestic subsea backbone rollout interconnected Visayas and Mindanao, landing in Bogo, Cebu and Cagayan De Oro, while for the second phase, it re-entered Visayas via Roxas City in Capiz and Mindanao through Buenavista, Agusan del Norte to close its network loops.

Uy said that with the completion of the domestic submarine cable, they will be able to reach more unserved and underserved areas in the country as the firm pushes to cover 55 percent of Philippine households.

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