Filipino internet and digital services provider Converge ICT Solutions has teamed up with Nokia to deploy a fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network on the island of Mindanao. In a press release outlining the development, the vendor said that over the next three years its fibre solution will help Converge ICT connect up to 300,000 customers on the island with ultra-fast broadband services.
Nokia claims its FTTH platform allows Converge ICT to deliver ‘a differentiated broadband service to customers’ using fibre access nodes from the Nokia Lightspan FX series, which provides Converge ICT with the flexibility to use its fibre systems 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’.
Commenting on the deployment, Converge ICT founder and CEO, Dennis Anthony Uy, said: ‘Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, people have started to increasingly use digital platforms to complete a number of day-to-day tasks for which they demand an agile broadband network. 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 fibre solutions will enable us to enhance the overall quality of our services.’