Converge ICT Solutions Inc. said Tuesday it expanded its fiber connectivity in the Bicol region, aiming to nearly double its port deployment to over 400,000 fiber ports by year-end.
“In line with our strategy to ‘go deep’ in existing markets, we are rolling out nearly 200,000 fiber ports in the Bicol region this year. We want to maximize our first mover advantage as a fiber broadband provider in Bicol and expanding to the different provinces,” said Converge chief operations officer Jesus Romero.
The port deployment target is spread among the four provinces of Camarines Sur, Camarines Norte, Albay and Sorsogon.
Converge set ambitious targets for fiber penetration in Region V, aiming to cover more than half of addressable households for the entire Bicol region. “These coverage targets mean there will be high availability of fiber service in key markets like the cities of Legazpi and Naga, as well as in unserved and underserved areas, like the municipalities of Gubat in Sorsogon and Lupi in Camarines Norte,” Romero said.