After backing out from 3rd telco race, Converge ICT launches new network

FRESH from backing out of the bidding for the third telco spot, Converge ICT Solutions Inc. launched a new network noted in Taiwan, an initiative that the company described as “strategic” for its nationwide rollout.

The backbone will serve as a buffer and backup for the company’s fiber network, providing it with a “better and stronger network resiliency and reliability in case of emergency network downturns.”

“With a direct connection to Google’s largest data center operating in Changhua County, Taiwan, this new node is set to leverage its strategic location to efficiently manage and route network traffic for Converge ICT’s consumer and enterprise-level users,” a statement read.

Currently, the company has nodes in Singapore, Hong Kong and the United States of America.

“Converge ICT’s new operation in Taiwan secures the maximum usage of parallel paths between these locations, allowing them to seamlessly handle routing convergences and transmission redundancies,” the statement read.

This, it added, gives the network “further stability and strength” whenever load and balance issues occur due to environmental accidents such as small quakes.

“This critical deployment for Converge’s network operations is also done in line with the company’s current campaign to attain global-standard technical requirements for reachability and reliability, spreading its network capacities to address any possible points of failure and congestion beforehand,” the statement read.

Converge initially wanted to bid for the third telco spot, but decided to back out of the third telco auction, citing a playing field that is against its advantage. It pointed out that the existing two big players were never required by the government to make the same massive commitments that were imposed on the bidders for the third telco spot.