Bilyonaryo Anthony Uy’s Converge ICT Solutions Inc. is targeting to nearly double the number of ports deployed in the Bicol region by the end of the year as it expands the availability of fiber connectivity there.
Converge chief operations officer Jesus Romero said the company would roll out nearly 200,000 fiber ports in Bicol to reach over 400,000 fiber ports by yearend.
The port deployment target is spread among four provinces in Bicol, namely Camarines Sur, Camarines Norte, Albay and Sorsogon.
Converge is setting ambitious targets for fiber penetration in the Bicol region, with the goal of covering more than half of its addressable households.
“We are glad to report that we are going to cover more than half, or around 64 percent of all addressable households in Bicol by yearend. This is a testament of our commitment to keep serving the unserved and underserved areas in the country,” said Uy, CEO and founder of Converge.
To better serve its customers in the region, Converge has opened its newest business center in Legazpi City, an addition to its earlier established business centers in the cities of Naga, Daet, Iriga and Sorsogon.
The business center offers sales, payment, and after-sales services, plus a self service payment kiosk to limit contact.
“We hope with this bigger presence in Legazpi, we may be able to double down on Going Deep in Bicol, and really extend our network to areas not yet reached by high-speed, fiber broadband. This has been and continues to be our goal as we believe that digital access is no longer a privilege of the few but a right of everyone, regardless of socio-economic status,” Uy said.