Gearing up for the long haul, leading fiber broadband operator Converge ICT Solutions Inc. upgraded its international network capacity by 1.3 Terabits per second (Tbps).
Converge said the additional capacity makes its network fully redundant, guaranteeing network availability even in the event of a submarine cable outage.
The C2C cable system, where Converge is part of, is Asia’s largest privately owned submarine cable network that stretches to 17,000 kilometers. It connects the Philippines to major data hubs like Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Japan, Korea and China.
One Tbps is equivalent to 1,000 gigabits (GB) of data passing through the network in one second. To date, 700 Gbps out of the additional 1.3Tbps capacity are already active.
“It is our vision to make the Philippines a digital hub in Asia and securing much needed international bandwidth is key to realizing this vision. We’re strengthening our international capacity portfolio in anticipation of tremendous demand in data in the coming years within and outside of Asia. This is a step in future-proofing our international network, especially as we have started with our wholesale business,” said Converge founder and CEO Dennis Anthony Uy.
With the addition of new capacity, coupled with a robust domestic digital highway and a redundant international network, Converge customers are guaranteed fast, consistent, and reliable network performance, especially in a region that is prone to earthquakes and typhoons.