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  • Converge ICT to bring ultra-broadband services to customers using Nokia’s fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) solution
  • Nokia’s solution to help Converge ICT connect 300,000 customers on the island of Mindanao in the Philippines over three years

Bengaluru, NFAPost: Converge ICT, one of the leading Internet and digital services providers in the Philippines, will bring ultra-broadband services to the island of Mindanao by deploying Nokia’s fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) solution.

With this deployment, Converge ICT will be expanding its broadband network coverage to the region by connecting more than 300,000 homes and businesses to ultra-fast, affordable and reliable broadband services over the next three years.

Nokia’s fiber solution allows Converge ICT to deliver a differentiated broadband service to customers and will play a key role in its ability to seamlessly evolve its network over time. 

The deployment uses fibre access nodes from the Nokia Lightspan FX series, which provides Converge ICT with the flexibility to use their fibre more efficiently and evolve to next-generation technologies such as XGS-PON, 25G PON, next-generation PON line cards and Software-Defined Access Network (SDAN), through a software upgrade.

Digital future

This deployment is pivotal towards laying the foundation for the Philippines’ digital future as it aims to provide access to affordable broadband in one of the far-flung regions of the Philippines.

The availability of fibre-based Internet connectivity in Mindanao will create new opportunities for the island to grow economically while strengthening the digital backbone for industries and government-run facilities.

Founder and CEO at Converge ICT Dennis Anthony Uy said amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, people have started to increasingly use digital platforms to complete a number of day-to-day tasks for which they demand an agile broadband network.

“Our network infrastructure will allow us to provide a best-in-class broadband network to our subscribers especially during unprecedented times like these. We are confident that Nokia’s fibre solutions will enable us to enhance the overall quality of our services,” said Founder and CEO at Converge ICT Dennis Anthony Uy.

Ultra-broadband services

Nokia Philippines Head of Customer Team Don Abad said the company is delighted to support Converge ICT in its mission to provide superior broadband services to its customers.

“Our fiber solutions will help Converge ICT bring enhanced ultra-broadband services to its subscribers across the Mindanao region while our 7360 ISAM FX product portfolio will enable them to capture a greater share of the lucrative broadband services market,” said Nokia Philippines Head of Customer Team Don Abad.

Overview of the solution

  • Nokia GPON technology will enable Converge ICT to deliver enhanced speeds and better quality
  • Nokia ISAM FX will provide Converge ICT the flexibility to choose the fiber technology and deployment density that best suits their techno-economics, local regulations, and service offering.
  • Nokia 7360 (ISAM) FX 8/4 are futureproof platforms that are ready to support 10G PON and beyond along with Software Defined Access Network (SDAN) through software upgrade.

Fibre is now the fastest-growing fixed access technology in the world, and for good reason. The Gigabit speeds it delivers today and the future-proof platform it creates for tomorrow have changed the broadband conversation: it’s no longer “why” you should deploy fibre but “how” and “now”.  

Nokia offers a comprehensive portfolio of network equipment, software, services and licensing opportunities across the globe. With its commitment to innovation, driven by the award-winning Nokia Bell Labs, Nokia is a leader in the development and deployment of 5G networks.

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