Converge ICT Solutions, a leading fiber internet provider, has emerged as the dominant force in the Ookla Speedtest Awards for the second half of 2023. It has been rightfully declared as the Fastest Internet Service Provider in the Philippines, toppling the competition that had held the title for the past five years.
Ookla is the global leader in mobile and broadband network intelligence, testing applications, and related technologies. Based on Ookla’s Speedtest Intelligence data for the six-month period, Converge also hauled all awards in multiple categories bagging Best Internet Gaming Experience, Best Internet Video Experience, and Top-Rated Internet in the Philippines.
“Our path to this achievement was guided by the singular mission of answering the broadband needs of Filipinos. That is why, each year, we made leaps in technology innovation and product development, all to deliver excellent connectivity solutions to our subscribers. We are glad to be recognized by Ookla for this collective hard work that ultimately led us to a clean sweep of their top awards including the Fastest Internet Service Provider,” Converge CEO and co-founder Dennis Anthony Uy said.
Converge solidified its dominance in user-initiated speed tests and ratings awards by concluding Q3-Q4 2023 with a top internet speed of 457.56 Mbps, surpassing the national top speeds of 365.19 Mbps.
The company outpaced its closest competitor, achieving a remarkable Speed Score of 123.18.
Converge’s superior video and gaming experiences significantly increased customer satisfaction by outperforming competitors. With an impressive Video Score of 86.58 and a total Game Score of 88.27, Converge left rivals trailing in both categories.
These recognitions solidified Converge’s prominence in instant play, seamless playback, and 4K viewing optimization. Converge president and co-founder Grace Uy stated, “What we’re seeing is a changing of the guard in the industry, and this comes as no surprise given our hard-earned investments into our fiber network. In the end, service excellence through innovation and technology ruled the day.”
This groundbreaking achievement has been building up for the last few years, with Converge previously securing Ookla Speedtest Awards victories as the Best ISP Video Experience in the Philippines during the second half of 2022, Top-Rated Fixed Network in the Philippines in the first half of 2022, and Most Consistent Fixed Internet Provider in 11 regions in 2021.
Converge leads the digital revolution in the Philippines, boasting the largest Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) network spanning over 682,000 km. With nearly 7.9 million deployed fiber ports covering 77.85% of the population, the company surpassed two million residential subscribers by the end of 2023, showcasing the increasing demand for its reliable high-speed internet services.
Converge COO Jesus Romero emphasized the commitment to exceptional service, stating, “In the course of mindful outstanding service to our more than 2 million customers and ensuring that we keep improving so that we deliver the best services catering to their needs, being the fastest, best video, best gaming and top-rated show our commitment that we never rest to give our customers the best internet experience.“
Acknowledging the dynamic Philippine markets, Converge actively develops and offers tailor-fit products and services to meet the diverse needs of its customer base across multiple segments.
Converge offers a comprehensive range of digital fiber solutions, including the cost-effective FiberX, the gaming-focused GameChanger, the business-grade HomeBase, and the premium enterprise connectivity, Direct Internet Access. This ensures that Converge caters to the connectivity needs of both homes and businesses.
Anchored in the vision of digital democracy, Converge introduced groundbreaking prepaid (Surf2Sawa) and postpaid (BIDA) fiber broadband plans last year, providing fast and affordable internet for budget-conscious Filipino families.
In a commitment to advancing the Philippines’ digital landscape, Converge invested in the Bifrost Cable System, the first trans-Pacific cable connecting Southeast Asia to the west coast of North America, and the SEA-H2X Submarine Cable System, linking the Philippines to Hong Kong and Singapore. These investments aim to significantly enhance the country’s internet capacity, bandwidth, and network diversity in the coming years.
As a company dedicated to digital transformation, Converge remains committed to serving the unserved and underserved, continually expanding its fiber broadband infrastructure and delivering the fastest, most innovative, reliable, and value-for-money products and services.
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