Leading fiber broadband operator Converge ICT Solutions has boosted its international network capacity by an additional 1.3 TeraBits per second (Tbps) in the C2C cable system, making its submarine cable configuration fully redundant.
The C2C cable system is a part of the EAC-C2C (East Asia Crossing-City to City) network, Asia\’s largest privately owned submarine cable network, that stretches to 17,000 km. This cable system connects the Philippines to major data hubs like Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Japan, Korea, and China.
With the additional 1.3Tbps capacity on C2C going to Converge PoPs (points of presence), customers are assured that the connections are now fully redundant – guaranteeing network availability even in the event of a submarine cable outage. One Tbps is equivalent to 1,000 gigabits (GB) of data passing through the network in one second. To date, 700Gbps out of the additional 1.3Tbps capacity is already active.
“It is our vision to make the Philippines a digital hub in Asia and securing much-needed international bandwidth is key to realizing this vision. We’re strengthening our international capacity portfolio in anticipation of tremendous demand in data in the coming years within and outside of Asia. This is a step in future-proofing our international network, especially as we have started with our Wholesale business,” says Converge Founder and CEO Dennis Anthony Uy.
With the addition of this new capacity, coupled with a robust domestic digital highway and a redundant international network, Converge customers are guaranteed fast, consistent, and reliable network performance, especially in a region that is prone to earthquakes and typhoons.
As submarine fiber cuts take weeks to be repaired, having a resilient network benefits business customers more than ever, since this ensures continuity of operations with little to no opportunity loss.
Meanwhile, residential customers can look forward to an even more consistent and reliable internet performance as the additional capacity helps in increasing the company’s connectivity to the internet. This, on top of the completion of its domestic digital highway, Converge makes fiber connectivity at home more enjoyable and definitely value for money.
“This additional capacity ensures sufficient and cost-effective connectivity for the fast growing customer base of Converge, both residential and business. Gone are the days where high-quality connectivity needed to be expensive. Today, Converge is disrupting the market by offering solutions that are worth their hard earned money,” says Converge COO Jesus Romero.
Converge earlier this year bought majority ownership in the companies maintaining and operating the cable landing stations in the Philippines for the EAC-C2C international cable systems.
The additional investments in its international network will significantly increase internet speeds and network diversity and reliability for businesses and consumers in the Philippines.
As per a press release from Converge ICT