In a statement provided by Converge, the telecoms company said that they will start expanding in Visayas and Mindanao within the first half of 2021.
“Converge’s expansion to the Visayas and Mindanao regions has been progressing as planned. By targeting to substantially complete our backbone by the first half of 2021, we hope to commercially launch by the second half of the year so that we can reach more provinces in need of world-class fixed broadband services,” said Converge Chief Operating Officer Jesus Romero.
Converge’s expansion in these areas include a 1800km long submarine sea cables that connect more than 20 landing stations in the country
These cable stations have been substantially completed and are just awaiting launching. These submarine sea cables are the same fiber optics found on land-based operations except they are laid down on the seabed to counter the geographical challenges of Visayas and Mindanao.
Converge also hopes that, by 2025, it will cover 55% of Filipino households