Converge ICT Solutions Inc., a leading broadband provider in the Philippines, has exceeded its nationwide household coverage target of 55 percent by 2025, achieving an impressive 62 percent coverage by the second quarter of 2023, two years ahead of schedule. VMware’s strategic partnership played a pivotal role in Converge’s expansion, enabling them to modernize their IT infrastructure, providing affordable high-speed broadband internet to underserved Filipino communities, and bridging the digital divide in the country.
28 September 2023 – Converge ICT Solutions Inc., a prominent broadband service provider in the Philippines, has achieved a significant milestone by surpassing its initial target of reaching 55 percent household coverage nationwide by 2025, nearly two years ahead of schedule. In a country where internet affordability has been a concern, Converge’s rapid expansion has played a pivotal role in providing accessible high-speed broadband internet to underserved and unserved communities across the nation. As of the second quarter of 2023, Converge boasts an impressive 62 percent nationwide coverage, with plans for further expansion to empower more Filipino communities and businesses.
The Philippines has faced challenges in internet affordability, ranking 104th out of 121 countries surveyed in Surfshark’s annual quality of digital wellbeing study. However, Converge’s commitment to bridging the digital divide is transforming the landscape of connectivity in the country.
Crucial to Converge’s remarkable achievement is its strategic partnership with VMware, a leading cloud infrastructure provider. Converge has chosen VMware as its preferred cloud infrastructure to host and deploy its expanding array of applications. Additionally, as Converge embarks on a substantial business transformation, VMware plays a vital role in modernizing its backend IT infrastructure.
By leveraging a comprehensive suite of VMware Cloud solutions, Converge has established a new foundation for its core systems. This VMware-powered IT infrastructure combines global best practices and solutions with local expertise, enabling Converge to streamline its operations, achieve scalability, and enhance security as it continues its nationwide expansion.
Ulysses Naguit, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Converge ICT Solutions Inc., emphasized the importance of digitalization in the current macroeconomic environment. He noted that collaborating with VMware has been instrumental in advancing their digital capabilities and expanding their global reach to better serve customers. VMware’s robust solutions and architecture have played a pivotal role in Converge’s mission to empower customers with advanced digital tools, ultimately contributing to their business success.
Walter So, Country Manager of VMware Philippines, expressed his satisfaction with Converge’s milestone achievement and highlighted VMware’s commitment to supporting customers in unlocking efficiency, agility, and reliability gains for their IT infrastructure. He commended Converge for not only achieving its goals but also for enabling more Filipinos and businesses to participate in the digital economy.
Converge ICT’s successful partnership with VMware exemplifies how technology collaboration can drive rapid expansion, improve accessibility, and accelerate digital transformation in the Philippines.