Converge deploys 3rd backbone


    Fiber internet provider Converge ICT Solutions Inc. has completed the deployment of a third Core backbone node to make its network fully redundant and have the ability to better address network outages.

    Dennis Anthony Uy, Converge chief executive officer, said a third Core backbone node will enable a robust and redundant traffic routing in the network, making it more fault tolerant.

    Previously, Converge’s main network backbone are connected to two Core nodes located in Metro Manila and Pampanga. With the completion of a third Core network backbone node last December, Converge’s end-to-end pure fiber network becomes stronger and more resilient with a more efficient network traffic distribution and better ability to address outages.

    “Our expansion efforts are running at an unprecedented pace. And we know that network capabilities need to be more so we can serve everyone as best as we could,” Uy pointed out.

    Aside from the third Core backbone node, Converge has implemented several network and connectivity enhancement initiatives. It has recently deployed 34 broadband remote access server systems throughout Luzon.

    These systems help enhance customer internet experience by increasing reliability and decreasing latency. Having these installed in a geographically distributed architecture helps avoid a single point of failure, the company said.

    Converge has also augmented its own international bandwidth capacity to 1.5 terabits per second, with key hubs in Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan and the United States. The company said this ensures minimal congestion of traffic for internet users and more than enough capacity even in the event of a submarine cable outage.

    From June 2020 to December 2021, Converge expects to incur capital expenditures in the aggregate amount of approximately P30 billion to expand its domestic fiber footprint nationwide and secure additional access to international connectivity.

    The company completed its P29-billion initial public offering (IPO) last October, making it the largest Philippine IPO in recent history.