Converge to provide fast, reliable internet in airports including MCIA

FIBER broadband network provider Converge ICT Solutions Inc. has partnered with the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and airport operators to extend free public wifi services in the passenger terminals of nine international and domestic airports across the country.

On Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022, Converge signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the DOTr, Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP), Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority, Manila International Airport Authority and Davao International Airport Authority for the provisioning of free, fast, and reliable internet services in the departure and arrival areas of selected airports in the country.

“Our airports are gateways to and from our country and they play a vital role in leaving a positive impression on the Philippines for tourists and locals alike. As an ICT company, we recognize our role in providing the connectivity and the right technology to ensure that people have a great experience in these facilities,” said Converge chief executive officer and co-founder Dennis Anthony Uy.

Converge is given 90 days from the signing of the MOA to come out with a roll-out plan and expects to launch its first free public wifi by the first quarter next year. The fiber internet provider is bringing together its technology partners to provide this free wifi service to airport passengers.

The free public connectivity will cover the arrival and departure areas of all the terminals of Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Francisco Bangoy International Airport, and Mactan-Cebu International Airport.

Several CAAP-operated airports are also covered in the project which are Bacolod-Silay Airport, Iloilo International Airport, Laoag International Airport; Pagadian Airport; Tacloban Airport; and Zamboanga International Airport.

Through the partnership, Converge will provide free access to fast, reliable, and secure internet services for 120 minutes a day per registered user.

Passengers will experience a minimum bandwidth speed of 1Gbps at 80 percent service reliability at the arrival and departure areas of each passenger terminal building of the said airports. (KOC)