Converge ICT building P1-B Cebu data center

Published June 15, 2021, 12:53 PM

by Emmie V. Abadilla

Fiber internet service provider Converge ICT Solutions Inc. is building a P1 billion Cebu data center to meet demand surge in Visayas and Mindanao.

“We just bought a property in Mandaue where the site will be built,” Converge CEO and Co-Founder Dennis Anthony Uy Tuesday, (June 15) announced, adding that construction will likely start within the year.

“This data center is important especially for the Visayas as the demand for digital services and data requirements are going up,” he confirmed.

Initially, the world-class data center will have 300 racks to cater to the demand and will be housed in a six-storey building that will also have a customer contact center employing thousands of Cebuanos and Visayans.

Already, Converge has invested P6 billion for its domestic submarine cable network linking Visayas and Mindanao to its over 69,000-kilometer national fiber backbone and distribution network.

“Our multi-billion peso investment in the Visayas region is a signal of our commitment to provide the best fiber broadband service to the market,” Uy pointed out.

“We are glad to offer fast and reliable broadband plans at affordable prices for our residential customers,” he explained

And “We are heavily investing in digital infrastructure to cater to the increasing data service requirements of our enterprise customers.”

After building its first NCR-based data center in 2016, Converge has been actively seeking to expand its data capacity.

Locating its second data center in Cebu is a strategic move.

Converge’s fiber backbone network will be rolled out through 15 more cities apart from Mandaue and Cebu City in the province, with its domestic submarine cables landing in four points in Cebu island.

It started the roll-out of its fiber broadband services in the Visayas with its Cebu launch, initially serving Mandaue and Cebu City.

In the coming weeks, Converge fiber broadband will be available in the cities of Talisay, Cordova, and Lapu-lapu.