Converge ICT announced that it is boosting its network capacity for future-proofing.
The fiber internet provider said that its international network capacity was upgraded by 1.3 Terabits per second (Tbps) for redundancy to make sure their services remain available in case of possible submarine cable problems in the future.
Converge‘s network is part of the C2C, which is the largest privately-owned submarine cable network in Asia. The said cable has a length of 17,000 kilometers. The said submarine line connects the Philippines to the major data centers in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, China, and Korea.
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For those who are unfamiliar 1Tbps is equivalent to 1,000Gbps, while 1Gbps is equivalent to 1,000Mbps. As of today, 700Gbps of the additional 1.3Tbps is already operational, giving Converge’s network some slack for future use.
So, what does this mean for consumers? Other than providing fast connection, it should theoretically provide more consistent and reliable network performance — especially in a country prone to natural disasters.