Converge appoints partner to build internet backbone


    Converge ICT Solution has partnered with CommScope, a global leader in infrastructure solutions for communications networks, to build an internet backbone that will connect the unserved and underserved areas in the country.

    With the partnership, Converge ICT will expand network coverage in rural and urban areas.

    CommScope will support this evolution contributing its network design, deployment and project management expertise.

    “The unprecedented demand for connectivity has moved to the top of the agenda when it comes to growing the Philippines’ economy. Converge ICT’s ambition is to provide super-fast reliable connections while overcoming the disparities in fiber rollouts that have excluded the benefits of the internet from some of our nation’s communities,” said Dennis Anthony Uy, Converge ICT founder and chief executive officer.

    “Copper cannot support the seismic transformational changes we expect in the future, making it critical to build out fiber networks strategically, quickly, cost-effectively, and at scale. CommScope’s team is dedicated to ensuring the largest, most ambitious network transformations go off without a hitch,” added Uy.

    Speed of deployment and shortage of skilled labor continue to be a challenge around large fiber connectivity deployments, the company said.

    CommScope’s plug-and-play fiber products reduce installation time by eliminating fiber splicing requirements to increase the speed of deployment.

    The high-speed fixed broadband operator will also tap into CommScope’s Optical Distribution Network innovation to address the constantly changing needs of the Fiber To The Home network.