Converge to provide free wi-fi at 9 airports

0
496
Under the agreement, Converge will provide free wi-fi access to nine major airports in the country. Photo from Department of Transportation.
  • Fiber-optic broadband network provider Converge ICT Solutions will provide free public wi-fi service in passenger terminals of nine international and domestic airports across the country
  • The free wi-fi will be available in the arrival and departure areas of Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Francisco Bangoy International Airport, Mactan-Cebu International Airport, and six CAAP-operated airports
  • Converge will provide each registered user 120 minutes of free and secure internet service a day

Converge ICT Solutions Inc. will provide free wi-fi services in passenger terminals of nine international and domestic airports under an agreement with the Department of Transportation (DOTr).

“This joint project with Converge signifies our commitment to improve the connectivity services in our transport facilities, particularly in our airports. We are launching this initiative to provide connectivity to our passengers through digital technology,” Transport Secretary Jaime Bautista said in a statement.

Signed on November 17, the agreement includes DOTr attached agencies Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP), Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA), Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) and Davao International Airport Authority (DIAA).

The free public wi-fi connectivity will cover the arrival and departure areas of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Francisco Bangoy International Airport, and Mactan-Cebu International Airport; and CAAP-operated airports such as Bacolod-Silay Airport, Iloilo International Airport, Laoag International Airport, Pagadian Airport, Tacloban Airport and Zamboanga International Airport.

Other telecommunications service providers also provide limited free wi-fi services at various airports in the country.

Under the partnership, Converge will offer free and secure internet service for 120 minutes a day per registered user. Passengers will experience a minimum bandwidth speed of 1GB at 80% service reliability in the arrival and departure areas of the passenger terminals of the covered airports.

“Our airports are gateways and play a vital role for a positive impression of the country. It is our honor to extend our capabilities to partner airports to empower travelers in this digital age,” said Converge co-founder and chief executive Dennis Anthony Uy.