Converge obtains license to provide services in Singapore

Philippine fiber internet provider Converge will soon be providing international connectivity services in Singapore through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Converge ICT Singapore Pte. Ltd. (Converge SG), after receiving its license to operate.

After its infrastructure deployment which took effect on Jan. 3, 2023, Converge SG will soon provide Ethernet-International Private Line (E-IPL) service, Dedicated Internet Access (DIA) service, Carrier Ethernet Network service, Internet Protocol Virtual Private Network (IP-VPN) services using Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), and sale and resale of submarine cable capacities, to entities in Singapore.

“The grant of an FBO (Facilities-Based Operations) license to our Singapore unit significantly bolsters the ability of the Converge Group to sell international wholesale connectivity and capacity services, as we can now directly service clients in Singapore to cater to their growing needs for intra-Asia and Trans-Pacific connectivity requirements,” said Dennis Anthony Uy, CEO of Converge and director at Converge SG.

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Converge announced the incorporation of Converge SG in 2021 so it could start selling its international cable capacity to carriers, ISPs, and telcos operating in Singapore.

“Our international backbone is now one of the biggest in the country, running at half utilization,” said Jesus Romero, COO of Converge. “We designed it that way so in case of fiber outage or submarine earthquakes, customer experience will not be affected. Our diverse, fully redundant international network and the establishment of the Singapore office will help us make the Philippines a digital transit hub in Asia.”

The decision to operate in Singapore is aimed at boosting its Wholesale unit, which grew by 52% in the third quarter of 2022, catering to enterprise businesses. Converge also boosted its international network capacity by an additional 3.2 Tbps in the EAC-C2C cable systems, making its international connectivity configuration fully redundant. The Converge Group has points-of-presence in Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, and the USA.