Converge prepaid fiber internet takes over urban neighborhoods

By: Converge Admin | 07 Aug 2023

Leading fiber broadband provider Converge ICT Solutions Inc. (PSE: CNVRG) is making headway in Metro Manila as it serves the low income class of the region’s urban centers, doubling its subscriber count for the fiber prepaid product, S2S, quarter-on-quarter as of 1Q2023.

Converge launched on Friday its Surf2Sawa (S2S) prepaid fiber internet product in Tondo, one of its top served urban settlements. The community event was held at the Sandiwaan Center, just across Smokey Mountain.

Converge CEO and Co-Founder Dennis Anthony Uy noted that S2S is being welcomed in Metro Manila’s urban centers as it serves the connectivity needs of low income families.

“In Metro Manila, we are elated to see S2S prepaid fiber internet being the home broadband product of choice in dense communities in the City of Manila, Quezon City, Caloocan, and Taguig. This is a sign that these urban settlements are leveraging our pure fiber connectivity to augment their livelihood and answer their entertainment, social, and even financial needs,” noted Uy during the launch. “We are glad to enrich the digital lives of these neighborhoods and in our own way, help their socioeconomic development.”

S2S was initially launched in November with a presence in over 400 cities and municipalities across the country. As of end March 2023, S2S subscribers nearly doubled quarter on quarter and is very well on track to hit its goal of reaching 120,000 subscribers by year end. As of end July, S2S is serving customers in 554 cities and municipalities from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.

“For 2023, we hope to open in new areas in Luzon such as Kalinga and Occidental Mindoro, Visayas, including Negros Oriental and Leyte, and Mindanao provinces like Sarangani, South Cotabato, and Bukidnon,” said Converge Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer Jesus C. Romero.

Converge was able to strengthen its hold in key urban areas through a business model that recruited sales agents within the community as retailers, thus providing much needed livelihood opportunities in these neighborhoods.

Surf2Sawa is a prepaid fiber-to-the-home plan with various top-up options for as low as P50 load for one-day service up to P700 for a 30-day unlimited connectivity which is the most widely subscribed plan. The modem limits concurrent users to only six devices, with an average speed of 25 Mbps.
With more than eight million ports deployed across the country as of March 2023, Converge is well-positioned to capitalize on this prepaid opportunity with its expansive digital infrastructure.

For more information on Surf2Sawa prepaid fiber internet, interested subscribers may visit its Facebook page or via its website

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