Converge ICT inks deal with Asus ROG for router bundle

Fiber broadband provider Converge ICT recently announced its partnership with Asus Philippines gaming line Republic of Gamers (ROG) during a recent press event held at the Joy-Nolstag Hotel in Pasig City.

Photo shows (from left) David Lacsamana, Converge ICT product manager; Onins Aquino, sales head for NCR consumer at Converge ICT; Angela Gutierrez, marketing director of Converge ICT; Eason Lin, Asus-PH country manager for open platform; Florence Valiao, Asus-OP assistant marketing manager, Sandra Tubale-Dingal, segment marketing manager at Converge ICT. Photo credit: Mike Touzo/@srkt

The partnership was launched through the Game Changer Campaign, a project, which as the name implies, want to level up the gaming industry by integrating Asus ROG’s products with Converge ICT’s assets.

The unveiling provided the audience with a glimpse of what is possible with high-grade and stable Internet connection when paired with the world’s best-in-class gaming router.

First unveiled at CES 2017, Asus ROG’s flagship gaming router named “ROG Rapture” awed the audience as the router’s capabilities were explained and demonstrated, powered by Converge’s 100, 300, and 500 Mbps pure fiber Internet lines which are available to consumers through its FiberX and Xtreme plans.

Touted as one of the world’s most advanced gaming routers, the ROG Rapture GT-AC5300 features the latest high-end Wi-Fi technology: with built-in beamforming, MU-MIMO transmission, gigabit throughput speeds, and client-side encryption (AiProtection) powered by Trend Micro, a leading security solutions provider.

Asus Philippines country manager for open platform business group Eason Lin said ROG is keen on advancing Filipino gamers towards a globally competitive eSports scene. “Right now, the gaming format is moving forward, compared with other triple-A games, to a more competitive form. Now it’s about interaction, speed, and stability,” he said.

Converge has inked peering partnerships with world-renowned video game publishers Valve (Dota 2), and streaming platforms such as Garena (League of Legends), and Twitch.

Converge COO Jesus Romero, for his part, said Filipino gamers deserve the best Internet connection “because that’s the best edge in terms of performance that they can have, now that they are considered as professional athletes.”

New subscribers to Converge’s FiberXtreme plans have the exclusive option to the Asus ROG Rapture router as an add-on purchase. To sweeten the deal, the FiberX 100Mbps plan comes with 50% off installation fee, with staggered payment option, while the new Fiber Xtreme 300 and 500Mbps subscribers will get exclusive discounts of up to 100% for installation fees.

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