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Converge picks TCS SaaS solutions to accelerate growth in Philippines

Converge picks TCS SaaS solutions to accelerate growth in Philippines
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13 Jul, 2021

Mumbai based information technology (IT) services giant TCS on Monday announced a partnership with telecommunications and fibre optic broadband provider Converge ICT Solutions to help it build a digital core via a plug and play SaaS-based model.  

Converge ICT, which is located in Manilla, Philippines, has on boarded TCS to scale up its technology implementation and strategy. In 2020, Converge’s net income saw an increase by 78% while its residential subscriber base grew twofold in the same year.  As of March 2021, it has around 1.20 million subscribers, a chunk of whom reside in the Southeast Asian country’s most populous region, Luzon. 

“Converge is implementing our growth strategy within our existing service areas and into new provinces such as those in Visayas and Mindanao,” Dennis Anthony Uy, CEO and co-founder, Converge ICT Solutions, said. Visayas is an archipelago and Mindanao is Philippines’ second largest island. 

TCS will deploy its digital telecommunications platform, the TCS HOBS (Short for Hosted Operation Support Systems and Business Support Systems), a device and data management tool which is offered in a SaaS subscription-based model, built on the backbone of microservices architecture. Converge is expected to simplify its processes and hyper personalise solutions offerings for its customers through the platform, the company said in a statement.  

Additionally, TCS will deploy its on the cloud enterprise agile development platform, the TCS Jile, which will help Converge to automate, measure and manage end-to-end software deliveries, along with reducing operation complexity.  

“Our digital business platform will speed up deployment, improve user adoption, enhance customer experience and provide a competitive edge,” Shiju Varghese, Country Head, TCS Philippines, on the implementation strategy for the telecom giant, said.