Converge continues celebration of 1M subs; Digibank Asia chooses Backbase;


    Even more free speed upgrades


    MANILA, Philippines, December 28, 2020 — It has been a time of celebration for Converge Information and Communications Technology Solutions Inc. (Converge ICT) as they recently achieved a milestone of one million subscribers. In its continued commitment to providing fast and reliable internet, Converge gave back to Filipinos by providing free speed increases to customers of up to 300 Mbps. However, Converge still has a few gifts in store to celebrate Christmas and cap off the year on an even better note.

    As part of Converge’s second rollout of upgrades starting December 22, both existing and new subscribers of Plan 1500 will now get to enjoy a permanent upgrade to their plan without any additional fees, accompanying Converge’s free speed upgrades in their other consumer plans.

    Subscribers of Plan 1500 will now also be able to enjoy an even higher speed add-on of up to 45 Mbps when they pay an additional P99. From the previously-offered 35 Mbps, an additional 10 Mbps has been added to the package free of charge.

    **This offering is exclusive for existing Plan 1500 Subs who only need to pay an additional P99 per month to enjoy 10Mbps on top of their Plan. To enjoy this add-on service, log on click the image.

    Subscribers will be notified via SMS or email of the speed upgrade. For them to enjoy the upgraded speeds, they need to ensure that their account information is up-to-date.

    In an additional offer from Converge, new subscribers can also enjoy their first month completely free when they apply for select residential plans from December 12, 2020 to January 31, 2021.

    With these free plan speed increases, Converge continues to strengthen its commitment in serving Filipinos and be a driving force in providing fast and reliable connectivity, addressing customers’ at-home needs.

    DigiBankASIA selects Backbase to power engagement banking
    for its new digital bank UNO


    DigibankASIA will use Backbase’s world leading engagement banking platform to design and automate customer onboarding, account opening, origination and self-service processes for UNO – Southeast Asia’s first full spectrum digital bank

    Philippines, December 9, 2020 – Backbase, a Global Engagement Banking software provider, has been selected by DigiBankASIA to offer its full-stack digital engagement banking platform solution for UNObank. Together with ecosystem partners Mambu and Amazon Web Services (AWS), Backbase is powering UNObank to deliver a full spectrum of digital financial services for its initial launch in the Philippines.

    Jouk Pleiter, CEO and Founder of Backbase said “We are delighted to be chosen by DigiBankASIA to support the launch of UNObank. Our engagement banking platform and solutions have proven itself in other markets and will provide a complete front-to-back solution, agility and creativity that is needed for UNO to become loved by their customers. Being the first-of-its-kind in Southeast Asia, we are excited to support UNO in its digital-first ambition to democratize access to digital financial services and products for users in the Philippines and the region.”

    Backbase’s engagement banking platform is designed to digitize and streamline UNO’s entire customer lifecycle, including onboarding and origination, as well as support the capabilities of next-generation experience management. Backbase’s solutions give UNO greater control to develop, maintain and optimize its end-to-end customer experience management. Its widget-based architecture provides the flexibility and agility for UNO to seamlessly orchestrate digital experiences on a centralized platform, across all user touchpoints.

    Manish Bhai, CEO and Co-Founder of UNO said: “Backbase’s global expertise, strong track record and suite of best-in-class solutions were critical in our deciding factor for the right engagement banking platform partner. Together with AWS and Mambu, we are confident that the Backbase Engagement Banking platform is flexible and robust for us to scale up, evolve and adapt for the digital economy in the present and many years ahead.”

    Puneet Gupta, Chief Technology Officer of UNO said: “Our vision is to create a digital bank that adapts itself to every user. To do this the underlying platform has been designed ground-up using a combination of  microservices and serverless architecture that allows itself to organize itself based on the context of the end user. And Backbase is an integral part of the same.”


    Riddhi Dutta, Regional Director for ASEAN and India of Backbase, said: “Philippines is expected to have the largest market share migration in the Asia Pacific region according to our Fintech and Digital Banking 2025 report co-published with IDC. As more customers in the Philippines move towards digital-first banks, about 80% of the population are predicted to open new bank accounts with other banks that offer digital services. With that, we are excited to be at the helm of supporting UNO launch its full-service product in this accelerated pursuit of digital-first.”