CLARK FIELD – With an expected 1.2 million ports or connections to be laid out by Converge ICT Solutions less than 10 percent of the more than 25 million Filipinos will be connected to pure fiber technology.
This is the contention of businessman Dennis Uy, owner of Converge ICT Solutions, who embarked on a $1.8 billion investments for the laying out of the “digital highway” or fiber backbone from Baguio City down to Pangasinan and on to Central Luzon all the way to Sorsogon.
“It’s limitless,” said Uy referring to the fiber technology.
Uy said his firm was currently laying out the backbone and the $170 million undersea cable that will link Luzon to the Visayas from Matnog all the way to Cebu. The cable is around 1,800 kilometers with 20 landing stations.
Some $200 million had already been spent in the past two years, according to Uy.
The Angeles-based businessman said “fiber is key solution” to the development of the digital highway because “copperwire is obsolete.” Converge ICT is currently taking down old copperwires laid out in Angeles City.
Uy said he was also eyeing the development of the “biggest data center” in the country for better customer experience.
Uy earlier said that Converge ICT will also develop what he calls “Converge Subscriber App” where clients can pay their monthly bills using the Converge Application. Subscribers can also check on their package rates and choose whatever package they want using the App.
Converge ICT Solutions have the lowest rate on Internet and cable TV connection in the Philippines which is 20 to 30 percent lower compared to its competitors.