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Nokia, Converge ICT deploy fiber to the home network for ultra-broadband services in PH

Converge ICT, one of the internet and digital services providers in the Philippines, will bring ultra-broadband services to the island of Mindanao by deploying Nokia’s fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) solution.

With this deployment, Converge ICT will be expanding its broadband network coverage to the region by connecting more than 300,000 homes and businesses to “ultra-fast,” affordable, and reliable broadband services over the next three years.

“Nokia’s fiber solutions will help Converge ICT bring enhanced ultra-broadband services to its subscribers across the Mindanao region while our 7360 ISAM FX product portfolio will enable them to capture a greater share of the lucrative broadband services market,” said Don Abad, Head of Customer Team at Nokia Philippines.

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Nokia’s fiber solution allows Converge ICT to deliver differentiated broadband service to customers and will play a key role in its ability to seamlessly evolve its network over time. The deployment uses fiber access nodes from the Nokia Lightspan FX series, which provides Converge ICT with the flexibility to use their fiber more efficiently and evolve to next-generation technologies such as XGS-PON, 25G PON, next-generation PON line cards, and Software-Defined Access Network (SDAN), through a software upgrade.

Affordable broadband

This deployment is pivotal toward laying the foundation for the Philippines’ digital future as it aims to provide access to affordable broadband in one of the far-flung regions of the Philippines. The availability of fiber-based internet connectivity in Mindanao will create new opportunities for the island to grow economically while strengthening the digital backbone for industries and government-run facilities.

“Our network infrastructure will allow us to provide best-in-class broadband network to our subscribers especially during unprecedented times like these. We are confident that Nokia’s fiber solutions will enable us to enhance the overall quality of our services,” said Dennis Anthony Uy, founder and CEO, Converge ICT