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Free wi-fi takes flight for OFWs at NAIA Terminal 1

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Converge ICT Solutions Inc. said it is providing free, high-speed internet access to the newly inaugurated OFW Lounge at NAIA Terminal 1.

Inaugurated in January 2024, the OFW lounge serves as a relaxing, contemporary facility especially dedicated for the country’s modern day heroes, and now with Converge’s connectivity, is equipped with 500 Mbps upload and download speeds.

“We laud this project of the House of Representatives, Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, Department of Migrant Workers (DMW), and Manila International Airport Authority (MIIA) to provide a designated place for our hard-working kababayans while they await their flights,” Benjamin Azada, Converge Chief Sustainability Officer said.

“To contribute to this effort, we have provided our fiber broadband connectivity for their use for 2 hours. If they are a Converge FiberX or Surf2Sawa subscriber, they have an additional 6 hours of internet access,” he added.

The OFW passengers may log on to the Converge landing page then enjoy complimentary internet access. A separate page will appear for existing Converge subscribers, and they may further avail of additional hours of connectivity.

This free wifi project is aligned with the company’s fourth pillar in its Sustainability Agenda, Creating Positive Community Impact. Further, according to Azada, efforts such as these dovetails with Philippine Development Plan 2023-2028 (specifically the strategies of Reinvigorating Services and Enhanced Connectivity) two very relevant outcomes are: enhancing inter-sectoral linkages through increasing internet speed, coverage, and network, and seamless and inclusive connectivity by addressing universal mobility and connectivity needs.

“We are proud to be a partner of the government in providing free wifi in public spaces, including this latest facility in NAIA Terminal 1. Our OFWs deserve no less than this seamless, high-quality connectivity to keep them connected to their loved ones and their employers abroad,”Dennis Anthony Uy, Converge chief executive and co-founder said.

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