Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Converge Upgrades International Uplinks to Meet Surging Demand and Ensure Quality of Experience

MANILA, Philippines, December 2020 — Converge ICT Solutions Inc. has recently completed a massive upgrade of its International Uplink Ports for IP Transit (IPT), Private Network Interconnect (PNI), and Internet Exchange (IX) connectivity.

With this undertaking, Converge aims to provide high availability for its Internet services to ensure that customer connection can reach their content in the fastest possible way with the lowest latency.

Ronald Brusola, Chief Technology Officer of Converge, said that to enable this, the first step was to complete the upgrade of its International Border gateways in its foreign POPs to Terabit Class Routers with multiple 100Gbps uplinks. Following this, the Uplink ports for IPT, PNI, and IX have also been upgraded to 100Gbps ports. Converge uses the Top Global ISPs, IXs, and peers directly with the largest OTT Content providers.

Chief Operating Officer Jesus Romero adds that the completion of this initiative means that Converge Internet customers will not only be assured of reaching content with the lowest latency but also ensures sufficient uplink bandwidth to avoid congestion even when certain uplink providers go down.

Converge also has extensive Domestic peering arrangements with other local Philippine Providers including the government-sponsored PhOpenIX. This is on top of other recently completed initiatives such as the upgrade of the International backbone network to multiple diverse 100G links, as well as the recent upgrade of the Domestic Metro DWDM to 400Gbps waves, a first in the Philippines.

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