Converge ICT, a provider of world-class ICT products and services, strengthened its drive for the development of fiber technologies in the country as it co-presented the Philippines Workshop 2016 of the Fiber to the Home Council Asia-Pacific (FTTH Council-APAC), recently held at the Shangri-la Hotel In Makati.
Converge ICT served as the official internet bandwidth partner of the said workshop, which brought together more than 80 local and foreign personnel from the industry to discuss some of the latest topics in the field of fiber technology.
“This workshop was conceptualized and formed for the Philippine setting to ensure that the country is ready for fiber technologies. It encompasses all the aspects of this innovation, from deployment to ways on how we can maximize its capabilities in having a high-bandwidth internet,” said Dexter I. Tan, Chief Innovation Officer of Converge ICT and vice chair of FTTH Council-APAC Membership Committee.
Speakers from across the industry also tackled some vital issues on the said technology including Deep Fiber, Smart Cities, Internet of Things (IoT), among others.
FTTH Council President Peter Macaulay, in his welcome speech, highlighted the developments in FTTH across the region.
Other presenters included Anthony Madrono, country chair of BICSI, who presented an overview of their company and Brian Koo, Huawei’s vice president of Southern Pacific Fixed Network Marketing, who tackled the “Best Practices of Deploying FTTH Using Micro-trenching.”
Some officers of the council also shared information for the attendees such as Stephen G. Foster, chairman of Smart Cities Committee, who highlighted the importance of having better connectivity in achieving a smarter city as well as Anil Pande, vice chairman of Framework as a Service (FaaS) Committee, who discussed the topic on “NGN Passive Network for FTTx.”
National Telecommunications (NTC) Commissioner Gamaliel Cordoba, who delivered the keynote speech, discussed the existing policies and regulations of the telecoms industry. He also noted the directions on where the country is heading in terms of utilizing the capabilities of fiber.
Finally, Don Camina, Legal Officer from Makati Mayor’s office, who spoke on behalf of Honorable Mayor Mar-len Abigail S. Binay, shared their vision on how Makati city plans on becoming a smart city in the next three years through the use of fiber technology.
“Fiber technology has been in the country for years now. Converge ICT has already powered up many communities in the country,” added Tan. “However, our country remains notorious for sluggish internet speeds. By supporting these kinds of workshops for the operators, we can be able to address the need of improving our connectivity.”
As the prime mover of pure fiber technology in the country, Converge ICT is the only Filipino company that is a member of the FTTH Council. It delivers a suite of internet packages ideal for businesses of all sizes, with internet speeds that run as fast as the speed of light.
Unlike other internet service providers, the company’s internet services put no data cap allowing its subscribers to fully utilize the bandwidth package that they purchased.
Furthermore, technical problems are readily addressed through its customer service lines that are also open 24/7.
With its almost two decades of expertise in Central Luzon, Converge ICT is now taking on new markets in the metro to meet the increasing internet demands of the communities in the region. These cities include San Juan, Las Pinas, Manila, Quezon City, Mandaluyong, Marikina, Makati, Pasig, Taguig, CAMANAVA Area, Pasay, and Muntinlupa respectively.
For more details, please visit the official Converge website.