• Converge doubles fiber footprint in VisMin as of end-July


      Converge doubles fiber footprint in VisMin as of end-July
      Strategic partnership strengthens foothold in Cebu


      Leading fiber broadband provider Converge ICT Solutions Inc. (PSE:CNVRG) continues its rapidly expanding footprint in Visayas and Mindanao, having laid out more than 600,00 fiber ports in central and southern Philippines during the first seven months of the year.


      Sharing his vision to make Cebu City a smart city, Atty. Raymond Alvin Garcia, Vice Mayor of Cebu City (3rd from left), is joined by Mr. Blue Aldridge (Converge National SME Sales Head), Mr. Ariel Concejero (Converge Senior VP and Head of Sales for Consumer, SME and Emerging Channels), Mr. Justin Uy (Chairman, Jfiber Internet Services Corp.), Mr. Jonathan Uy (CEO, JFiber Internet Services Corp), Ms. Jay-Anne Encarnado (Converge VP for Corporate Communications and Head Public Relations), Mr. Michael Maquiran (Converge Regional General Manager)


      "This means that we have nearly doubled our fiber footprint in the Visayas and Mindanao regions in just seven months from the 300,000 ports rolled out as of end-2021," said Converge CEO Dennis Anthony Uy.

      VisMin is increasingly becoming a vital growth area for Converge as it accounted for nearly a fifth or 20% of the total gross subscriber adds in the second quarter of 2022.

      "For 2022, we have focused on expanding our presence in Visayas and Mindanao as these remain underserved and are untapped markets for us. There is still a lot of room to grow in these two regions. That'sThat's why we have sped up the rollout of ports in VisMin cities, and we are doubling down on reaching these eager customers," added Converge Chief Operations Officer Jesus C. Romero.

      Strengthened Presence in Cebu

      As a commitment to these areas' growing customer base, Converge opened business centers in key locations in Cebu. Last 2021, Converge launched its first business center and regional head office in Mandaue City.

      Today, Converge and its Marketing Services Provider (MSP), JFiber Internet Services Corp., opened the new Cebu City Business Center in One Central Mall, Cebu City. This strategic partnership with the local MSP owned by Cebu businessman Justin Uy is in tandem with the fiber operator's Go Deep strategy, ensuring that Converge continues strengthening its operations in the province.

      "We remain bullish on the VisMin market and recognize the massive potential for Converge in Cebu, where we see customers clamoring for world-class fiber connectivity. Justin and I share the same vision of uplifting the lives of our kababayans by providing them with world-class fiber connectivity. Under his leadership, I am sure Converge will be able to win more subscribers and provide customer support akin to the needs of the local market," said Uy.

      As the economy opens, Converge also sees many opportunities in the SME Enterprise segment, which increased by 26% during the first six months of 2022.

      Converge recently bagged major connectivity contracts in the Visayas, helping boost the local tourism economy's transition to digital. Major hotels such as JPark Island Resort and Waterpark, Sarrosa Hotel, and Bai Hotel - all in Cebu - are now fiber-powered by Converge.

      To know if your area is serviceable in Visayas or Mindanao, log on to gofiber.ph.



      With its Marketing Services Provider (MSP), JFiber Internet Services Corp., Converge opens the new Cebu City Business Center in One Central Mall, Cebu City. (L-R) Mr. Paulo Uy, Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Mrs. Pinky Yu, COO of One Central Mall, Mr. Michael Maquiran, Converge Regional General Manager; Mr. Justin Uy, Chairman, Jfiber Internet Services Corp., Mr. Ariel Concejero, Senior VP and Head of Sales for Consumer, SME and Emerging Channels, Mr. Steven Yu, CEO of One Central Mall.
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