Converge boosts international network capacity

Converge Information and Communications Technology Solutions, Inc. (CNVRG) added 1.3 terabits per second (Tbps) to its international network capacity via the City to City (C2C) cable system.

The additional 1.3 Tbps in capacity on the C2C cable system for CNVRG effectively makes its submarine cable configuration redundant. This would mean that network availability is guaranteed to users even in the event of a submarine cable outage.

The C2C cable system forms a part of the East Asia Crossing-City to City (EAC-C2C) network which is Asia’s largest privately-owned submarine cable network stretching 17,000 kilometers. The EAC-C2C network connects the Philippines to countries such as Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Japan, Korea, and China.

As per a December 29, 2021 press release by CNVRG, 700 gigabits per second (Gbps) out of the 1.3 Tbps is already active.

“We’re strengthening our international capacity portfolio in anticipation of tremendous demand in data in the coming years within and outside of Asia,” said CNVRG Founder and Chief Executive Officer Dennis Anthony Uy. “This is a step in future-proofing our international network, especially as we have started with our wholesale business.”

This improvement comes just after CNVRG suffered a major outage last November 20, 2021. The company nonetheless continues to expand its services to provinces with low fiber penetration, opening 23 business centers across the country as of end November 2021.

CNVRG is a leading Philippine fiber data network and internet service provider. It was founded by Dennis Antony Uy and Maria Grace Uy on October 17, 2007.

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