Manila, Philippines – Converge ICT Solutions deploys its first 400Gbps backbone, a first in the Philippines, to further augment existing domestic network capacity. This rollout gives way to 400G per channel at 64 channels or the equivalent of 25.6 Terabps at full capacity. This is in line with the company’s thrust to deliver fast and high-quality service and connection.
Converge ICT is a major telecommunication and cable television services provider and operates fiber-optic broadband networks, cable television, and cable internet in the country.
“This network upgrade will allow us to continuously boost or enhance our domestic service delivery. In preparation for the exponential expansion that is currently being rolled out, this will be able to help us in keeping up with the growing demand of subscribers, ,” said Converge ICT Chief Technology Officer Ronald Brusola.
The backbone ensures that links going to international gateways, data centers and Content Delivery Network (CDNs) will have very high capacity which are relevant to enterprise customers like business processing outsourcing companies. Given this, financial institutions are the first beneficiaries of the deployment of the 400Gbps backbone because they require high capacity connectivity or bandwidth to disaster recovery sites and internet service providers.
With its rollout, Converge ICT broadband customers will also enjoy faster connection without any data cap for very high bandwidth capacity and best quality experience. The removal of the routing function in transport layer also makes the connection simpler and more reliable. The rollout of the 400Gbs backbone is the highest capacity technology in the Philippine market.
“We offer a big capacity package that customers and enterprises want and need. There will be enough room to plan and avoid congestion in the network,” Brusola said.
In 2018, Converge ICT has strengthened its strategic international Point-of-Presence (PoP) by adding TPE to it’s then-roster of SGE, HK & USA. Securing it’s own international PoP lines ensures that CICT will have one of the strongest network provisions in the Philippines.
In support of that – this 2019, the company further augments it’s local backbone by being the first to deploy 400 Gbps domestic network capacity in the Philippines, key network sites- Pasig (Reliance), Baliuag, Valenzuela and Clark. This network upgrade allows for continuous upgrade of domestic service delivery, to better cater to the growing demand of subscribers and in preparation for the exponential expansion that is currently being rolled-out.