Con­verge up­grades In­ter­net speeds for sub­scribers

Business World - - Corporate News - Denise A. Valdez

CON­VERGE ICT So­lu­tions, Inc. is up­grad­ing its In­ter­net speeds at no cost to its sub­scribers in a bid to ex­pand its sub­scriber base as it rolls out ser­vices in more parts of the coun­try.

The fiber In­ter­net provider said it has started the free up­grade of In­ter­net speeds for its ex­ist­ing sub­scribers on the P2,500 plan from 50 megabits per sec­ond (Mbps) to 75 Mbps, and for those on the P3,500 plan from 100 Mbps to 150 Mbps.

It is also of­fer­ing an add-on speed of 10 Mbps to sub­scribers of its P1,500 plan, which has a speed of 25 Mbps for P99. Cus­tomers who would avail of the promo un­til end of Jan­uary 2019 may get the add-on ser­vice free for one month.

“With higher speeds, all Con­verge home sub­scribers will def­i­nitely en­joy more dig­i­tal ac­tiv­i­ties, get equipped with more-than-suf­fi­cient net­work re­quire­ments as de­manded by cur­rent tech­nolo­gies and just plainly ex­pe­ri­ence bet­ter,” the com­pany said in a state­ment.

Con­verge Chief Op­er­at­ing Of­fi­cer Je­sus C. Romero said in an in­ter­view the com­pany is eye­ing to dou­ble the num­ber of sub­scribers by next year, as it tar­gets reach­ing 7 mil­lion in five years.

“Based on our end base in 2017 and our end base by this month, De­cem­ber, just fol­low­ing trend, we will dou­ble our sub­scriber base (next year)… The tar­get is to dou­ble again,” he said.

In Au­gust, Con­verge Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer Dennis An­thony H. Uy said it had 200,000 sub­scribers.

But Mr. Romero said Con­verge is not start­ing a “price war” with PLDT, Inc. and Globe Tele­com, Inc., as he be­lieves the mar­ket is still large to ac­com­mo­date them.

“I don’t think we’re go­ing in a price war. We think the mar­ket is big enough for all of us. We don’t have to kill each other. Many peo­ple are still wait­ing for a fiber con­nec­tion,” he said. —

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