MANILA, Philippines, May 2021 — With the pandemic forcing the majority of people to work or study from home, and even shift their businesses to online platforms, it has become imperative for every Filipino to be constantly connected to the internet. However, it is not enough to simply be connected. Ideally, you would want your internet connection to be strong, reliable, and consistent all the time, regardless if you’re working from home or binge-watching your favorite Netflix series.
This is why it is very important to sign up with a reliable internet service provider that can offer both fast and consistent connectivity. Here are five reasons why most people nowadays can’t make do with an unstable connection:
1. Video conferences are essential
These days, video conferences have replaced face-to-face meetings, and will most likely be here to stay. However, with a weak internet connection, some might be forced to turn off video, or worse, be cut off during the call. Losing connectivity in the middle of an important meeting can be extremely stressful, and inconvenient for the people in the meeting.
2. Call quality is better
More users have discovered that calls over online apps are a more cost-effective option to connect with anyone, whether for business or personal reasons. A weak internet connection can mean choppy or dropped calls, which can be inconvenient and frustrating, while reliable connectivity ensures that you can keep a good conversation going.
3. Services have shifted online
Many businesses have shifted to the digital sphere, while more customers have embraced online services. This includes health services, restaurants, and even retailers. For business owners, serving customers well is imperative, and needs a reliable internet connection that allows prompt customer responses.
4. Streaming quality is better
With all the good shows found on online streaming services, Filipinos can easily spend all day binge-watching their favorites if they are subscribed to a steady internet service. Nothing can be more frustrating than seeing screens freeze or buffer when in the middle of a really good film or series.
5. Gaming is more fun
Finally, online games can be truly fun and enjoyable without any downtime. Nothing says game over like a connection that keeps lagging.
This is why it is important to find an internet service provider that can promise a consistent and fast connection. According to Ookla, the worldwide leader in internet testing and analysis, Converge ICT Solutions Inc. (PSE: CNVRG) offers the most consistent fixed internet performance* in Metro Manila, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Ilocos, and the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR). Ookla Speedtest Intelligence® data for Q1 2021 shows the average download speeds of Converge is at 42.93 Mbps**, which is representative of actual plans subscribed to by its subscribers. Thus, Converge’s download speed increased by 47% from Q4 2020 to Q1 2021.
Converge ICT garnered a Consistency Score of 72.78%*, which measures the percentage of a provider’s samples equals or exceeds both a download and upload fixed threshold of 25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload. Thousands of consumer-initiated tests taken with Speedtest®
showed that Converge ICT had an average latency rate of 13ms**.
“We are always focused on providing reliable high-speed experiences to our customers. especially during these trying times, when a consistent connection is all the more important,” Converge ICT Chief Operating Officer Jesus Romero said.
#ExperienceBetter with the fastest-growing fiber internet provider, Converge ICT. Visit convergeict.com for more details.