Converge ICT and the Department of Transportation (DOTr) are teaming up to roll out free public WiFi in passenger terminals of 9 airports in the Philippines, the telco company announced last Friday.

The statement from Converge ICT said that they had signed a memorandum of agreement with the DOTr, as well as the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP), Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA), Davao International Airport Authority (DIAA), and the Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA). The MOA includes the provision of a free internet connection on both arrival and departure in select airports.

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Each user will be allocated 120 minutes of access per day for each registered user. The connection will boast up to 1Gbps of speeds with 80-percent service reliability.

The list of airports with Converge free WiFi are:

  • Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA)
  • Mactan-Cebu International Airport
  • Francisco Bangoy International Airport
  • Iloilo International Airport
  • Bacolod-Silay Airport
  • Laoag International Airport
  • Tacloban Airport
  • Pagadian Airport
  • Zamboanga International Airport

Converge ICT said that they have 90 days to create a roll-out plan from signing the agreement. Thus, the free public WiFi in the said airports wouldn’t be available until the first quarter of 2023.

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Dennis Anthony Uy, Converge CEO and co-founder, highlighted the “vital role” of airports as they can leave a positive impression on the Philippines on both tourists and locals. Thus, as an ICT company, they want to provide the right technology and connectivity to “ensure that people have a great experience in these facilities.”



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