Converge ICT Solutions Inc., a prominent fiber broadband provider, has unveiled BIDA Fiber, its latest affordable postpaid plan, in Cebu. This initiative is designed to meet the needs of the mass market seeking dependable and swift internet through a monthly subscription model, as opposed to a prepaid service. Priced at P888 per month, BIDA Fiber is positioned to serve an estimated eight million Filipino households, offering a cost-effective solution for internet connectivity.
The product was launched on September 30, 2023, at Don Vicente Rama Memorial Elementary School in Brgy. Basak, San Nicolas, Cebu province. The introduction of BIDA Fiber in this region has received a positive response from Cebuanos who are mindful of their budget.
Features and Benefits of BIDA Fiber
BIDA Fiber offers unlimited data with speeds of up to 35 Mbps for a monthly subscription of P888, allowing households to connect up to six Wi-Fi-enabled devices simultaneously. This plan is designed to cater to the diverse needs of households, enabling seamless web browsing, streaming, and mobile gaming.
The absence of a data cap is a significant feature for households with members participating in online classes or working from home, allowing uninterrupted online activities, including gaming and video calls. Subscribers also gain complimentary access to BlastTV, a streaming television service, enhancing entertainment, lifestyle, and sports viewing experiences as a part of the company’s “Watch Now, Pay Zero” initiative.
Expanding Reach and Accessibility
Converge is working to extend BIDA’s availability to metro cities including Pasay, San Juan, Mandaluyong, and Taguig, and plans further expansion in North and South Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. Currently, BIDA is available in 588 cities and municipalities nationwide.
The company’s expansion into broader mass market segments, coupled with the prepaid product of Surf2Sawa (S2S), is a testament to the network’s readiness to accommodate the rising demand from a wider market, with 6.1 million fiber ports deployed to meet this demand.
Converge ICT Subscriber Growth and Market Position
As of the second half of 2023, Converge boasts a total of 1.97 million subscribers. The majority of the provider’s residential subscribers are in the postpaid segment, but the prepaid subscriber base is also experiencing steady growth.
Converge CEO and Co-Founder, Dennis Anthony Uy, emphasized the company’s commitment to providing Filipinos with reliable and affordable fiber internet, addressing the unserved needs between prepaid and standard postpaid plans. Converge COO, Jesus C. Romero, highlighted the company’s readiness to meet the increasing demand from a broader market with the rollout of 6.1 million fiber ports.
This strategic introduction of BIDA Fiber underscores Converge’s ongoing efforts to enhance internet accessibility and affordability, catering to a diverse range of consumer needs and preferences across the country.
You can find out more about BIDA Fiber or apply now at: https://www.bidafiber.ph/