Fiber internet provider, Converge ICT, has recently launched free WiFi at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3. This initiative follows the initial introduction of the service at Terminal 4 and underscores Converge’s commitment to expanding its WiFi offerings to other terminals and provincial airports in the near future.

Dennis Anthony Uy, CEO of Converge, expressed the company’s willingness to invest a substantial amount of funds into the “Free Pure Fiber WiFi.” While exact figures were not disclosed, Uy jokingly mentioned the possibility of reaching Php1 billion, before clarifying that the WiFi service provided at the airport is tailored to meet industrial standards, surpassing the typical home WiFi services.

Uy highlighted the necessity of upgrading the WiFi service at NAIA, emphasizing that it is crucial to make a positive impression on incoming tourists. He cited other countries, such as Hong Kong, where airports boast strong and reliable internet connectivity as a benchmark for the kind of service that should be provided.

Bryan Co, Manila International Airport Authority’s Officer in Charge, embraced Converge’s free WiFi service, recognizing its value as a supplementary offering to the existing services provided by Smart and Globe. Co said that the increasing number of passengers often leads to decreased WiFi speeds, which amplifies the need for additional internet providers.

Converge has already deployed 120 access points across NAIA Terminal 3, allowing passengers to access the free WiFi service for a duration of 2 hours each day. Moreover, existing Converge subscribers can enjoy an extra 6 hours by verifying their account number through the login page. The internet speed is said to vary depending on the user’s device.

Uy said that Converge plans to extend the free WiFi service to NAIA Terminal 2 in December and expects full coverage across all airports in the Philippines by 2024.

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