Converge Information and Communications Technology Solutions Inc. said Tuesday it tapped CommScope, a global leader in infrastructure solutions for communications networks, to build an internet backbone that will connect the unserved and underserved market and communities.
Under the partnership, the North Carolina-based CommScope will work closely with Converge ICT and will contribute its network design, deployment and project management expertise.
“The unprecedented demand for connectivity has moved to the top of the agenda when it comes to growing the Philippines’ economy. Converge ICT’s ambition is to provide super-fast reliable connections while overcoming the disparities in fiber rollouts that have excluded the benefits of the internet from some of our nation’s communities,” said Dennis Anthony Uy, founder and chief executive of Converge ICT.
“Copper cannot support the seismic transformational changes we expect in the future, making it critical to build out fiber networks strategically, quickly, cost-effectively and at scale. CommScope’s team is dedicated to ensuring the largest, most ambitious network transformations go off without a hitch,” he said.
The speed of deployment and shortage of skilled labour continue to be a challenge around large fiber connectivity deployments.
CommScope’ s plug-and-play fiber products reduce installation time by eliminating fiber splicing requirements to increase the speed of deployment.
The high-speed fixed broadband operator will also tap into CommScope’s Optical Distribution Network innovation to address the constantly changing needs of the fiber-to-the-home network.
“As emerging markets like the Philippines invigorate broadband with investment in digital infrastructure, it will be critical to build networks that meet that demand,” said Alper Turken, senior vice president of service providers for Asia Pacific at CommScope.
“It’s incredibly rewarding to partner with a visionary company like Converge ICT who is dedicated to enabling businesses and underserved communities to reap the rewards of next generation fiber connectivity,” he said.