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Converge offers free Wi-Fi at NAIA 3

Converge ICT Solutions Inc. on Tuesday rolled out free public Wi-Fi at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3, the largest NAIA terminal, which handles about 13 million passengers per year.

This was in line with its Free Pure Fiber Wi-Fi project that aims to deliver free connectivity to all the terminals of selected nine international and domestic airports in the country, in partnership with the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and several airport operators.

“A reliable and secure connection is a requisite to elevate the travel experience of passengers, especially this holiday season when the passenger volume in our airports is peaking,” Converge chief executive and co-founder Dennis Anthony Uy said.

“With this connectivity initiative, we hope we can make their journey smoother and more enjoyable as they experience the capabilities of a pure fiber connection,” he said.

The free public connectivity will enable each registered user two hours of browsing per day.

Converge subscribers get an extra treat as those with an account in GoFiber may get an additional six hours of free internet access for a total of five devices if they input their GoFiber account number in the login page.

For its prepaid fiber internet subscribers under Surf2Sawa, they may also enjoy six more hours of free Wi-Fi for two devices, once an account is registered.

Converge has activated over 120 access points in the four-storey facility, extending free access to reliable, and secure connection to its arrival and departure areas, waiting, and retail areas.

“MIAA is committed to transforming our airports to align with global standards and improve the travel experience of our passengers,” Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) officer-in-charge Bryan Co said.

“With Converge as our connectivity partner, we can ensure that our airport terminals are powered with a world-class infrastructure, establishing a more convenient, comfortable, and digitally connected environment for inbound and outbound travelers,” he said.

The NAIA Terminal 3 is NAIA’s largest hub which has a total of 24 boarding gates and 140 check-in counters that can accommodate an estimated 60,000 passengers per day.

Converge plans to cover in its Free Wi-Fi project all four of the airport’s terminals, kickstarting its rollout at NAIA Terminal 4 last July.

Other domestic and international gateways will also be covered by the free connectivity, including Francisco Bangoy International Airport, Mactan-Cebu International Airport, Bacolod-Silay Airport, Iloilo International Airport, Laoag International Airport; Pagadian Airport; Tacloban Airport; and Zamboanga International Airport in the coming months.

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