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Converge eyes free boost up to 100 Mbps if 2021 subscriber target reached

Aika Rey
Converge eyes free boost up to 100 Mbps if 2021 subscriber target reached

FIBER PROVIDER. Converge ICT Solutions CEO Dennis Anthony Uy.

Converge

'We can do that. We open up the speed our consumers deserve,' says Converge CEO Dennis Anthony Uy

If listed fiber broadband provider Converge ICT Solutions’ target subscriber count is reached by the end of 2021, its chief executive officer Dennis Anthony Uy said they “can give” a free speed boost of up to 100 megabits per second (Mbps).

When Converge reached one million subscribers at the end of 2020, the fiber provider implemented permanent speed upgrades for consumers.

In an interview on ANC’s Market Edge on Wednesday, May 19, Uy said the free boost may happen again.

“Last year, we reached the one-million mark. That’s why I decided to give a free boost to all our consumers. If they were subscribed to 25 Mbps, we gave them 35 Mbps,” Uy said in a mix of English and Filipino.

“This year, end of the year, if we reach 1.6 million or 1.7 million subscribers, we can give another boost of up to 50 Mbps or 100 Mbps. We can do that. We open up the speed our consumers deserve.”

The only pure-play fixed broadband provider in the Philippines, Converge can compete with neighboring countries, added Uy.

“We can compete with our Asian peers – even Singapore, Korea, and Hong Kong. Because the technology they are using and what I’m using right now is the same,” the Converge CEO said.

Uy hinted at increasing their bandwidth offering up to 1 Gigabit per second (Gbps).

“In due time, I think, down the road, this bandwidth, we will open up. Up to 1 Gbps to the home.… We have that technology right now,” he said.

Converge’s current plans start at P1,500 per month for 35 Mbps up to P7,000 for 800 Mbps.

In March, Converge launched a new product offering for residential customers, which allowed them to have twice their existing bandwidth during peak hours. Plans start at P1,899 for 35 Mbps with the boosted speed at 70 Mbps, up to P4,899 for 400 Mbps with the boosted speed at 800 Mbps.

This flexibility feature is also available for enterprise and small business subscribers. – Rappler.com

Aika Rey

Aika Rey is a business reporter for Rappler. She covered the Senate of the Philippines before fully diving into numbers and companies. Got tips? Find her on Twitter at @reyaika or shoot her an email at aika.rey@rappler.com.