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Converge ICT's PHP 6-billion domestic submarine cable now complete

Fiber broadband provider Converge ICT Solutions Inc. said its PHP 6-billion domestic submarine cable project linking the Visayas and Mindanao to its national fiber backbone is now complete.
Converge ICT's PHP6-billion domestic submarine cable now complete
Converge completes its domestic subsea cable project

"Resilient backbone" to support strong data demand

This major development was announced in a statement on Friday. The company said the 1,800-kilometer subsea cable makes its final landing in Coron, Palawan on Sunday.

Converge's network has been strategically laid out to have redundancy in the system, serving as backups during outages.

We're pleased to announce the completion of our domestic network’s primary and secondary routes which span the entirety of the country. 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. More than the interconnection of the major islands, we’ve achieved a high level of resiliency in the network by "closing" the loops on our primary and secondary routes, said Converge chief executive officer Dennis Anthony Uy.

Converge interconnected Visayas and Mindanao during Phase 1 of its domestic subsea backbone rollout, first landing in Bogo, Cebu and Cagayan De Oro. Then in Phase 2, it re-entered Visayas through Roxas City, Capiz in Panay Island and Mindanao through Buenavista, Agusan del Norte-closing the loops in its network.

This is supported by 20 cable landing stations across the archipelago.

For its capacity, Converge said it has 48-fiber core optical cables running on 400G and 800G technology, providing a boost to its capability to handle a massive amount of data.

With the completion of the domestic submarine cable, Converge said it is equipped to reach more unserved and underserved areas in the Philippines.

By 2025, it hopes to cover 55 percent of Philippine households.

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