Converge ICT Solutions Inc. and Luzon International Premiere Airport Development Corp. (Lipad) have recently signed a partnership to provide fiber connectivity to Clark International Airport (CRK), the country’s international gateway to central and northern Luzon.
The Internet service provider supports connectivity for the first contactless airport through its Direct Internet Access (DIA) enterprise product.
“Our partnership with Lipad demonstrates our commitment to providing the best fiber solution to critical transportation hubs across the country. Our enterprise DIA product will meet the connectivity needs of this gateway for both travelers and commercial establishments,” Converge CEO and co-founder Dennis Anthony Uy said Wednesday.
“We want CRK to be the airport of choice for travelers flying to or from the Philippines, and in today’s fast-paced environment, providing our customers with a seamless and hassle-free experience means s ensure they are connected all the time,” added Lipad CEO Noel F. Manankil.
Clark Airport handles 12 international routes and 19 domestic routes, operating over 700 flights per week. The airport’s new passenger terminal, which recently opened, can accommodate up to eight million passengers a year.
By the end of September, Converge had expanded its fiber footprint to nearly 600,000 kilometers, which includes submarine, aerial and terrestrial fiber optic cable networks spanning the entire country.
The internet service provider also installed more than 1.7 million fiber ports in the first nine months.
“Fulfilling our commitment to reach the unserved and underserved, we are continually expanding and strengthening our fiber network to meet the strong demand for reliable and accessible internet,” Uy said earlier.
In the first half of the year, Converge saw its net profit increase by 22% to reach 3.95 billion pesos, driven by both its residential and business markets. Key figures for its residential business improved 38% to 14.08 billion pesos, while business revenue rose 26% to 1.97 billion pesos in the first half.
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