DOTr, Converge seal agreement for free WiFi in airports

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 19) — The Department of Transportation (DOTr) sealed an agreement with fiber broadband network provider Converge ICT Solutions Inc. to provide free public wi-fi services in passenger terminals of nine international and domestic airports across the country.

The free public wi-fi connectivity will cover the arrival and departure areas of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), Francisco Bangoy International Airport and Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA).

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

Other airports that will benefit from the project are Bacolod-Silay Airport, Iloilo International Airport, Laoag International Airport, Pagadian Airport, Tacloban Airport and Zamboanga International Airport.

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

Under the partnership, Converge will provide free and secure internet service for 60 minutes a day per registered user.

Passengers will experience a minimum bandwidth speed of 1GB at 80% service reliability at the arrival and departure areas of the passenger terminal buildings of airports.