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Road Speeds: HSDPA, EDGE, GPRS

Relevance: 100%      Posted on: April 7, 2007

We left Bataan early this afternoon to visit Mt. Samat. We're now in Angeles City, Pampanga having dinner at Camalig and listening to good 'ole music. While cruising, I got the chance to capture HSDPA, EDGE and GPRS speeds (of Globe 3G/Visibility) thru NetMeter and this is what I got. HSDPA speed averages at around ~132KB/s download, EDGE at ~15KB/s and GPRS at a paltry ~6KB/s (while downloading John C. Dvorak's Cranky Geeks podcast). While cruising at HSDPA is like heaven, coverage isn't that great, though I was told by people from Globe that the roll-outs have been underway since…

Globe claims 100% 3G coverage, 4G/LTE in 3 months

Relevance: 99%      Posted on: July 2, 2014

Yesterday, Globe Telecom boasted the fruition of their recent efforts (not to mention investments) in expanding their network’s reach in the country. In the press conference, Globe President Ernest Cu stated that the Ayala-led telco now has 100% coverage for 3G and is looking to do the same feat for 4G/LTE in the next 90 days. According Ernest Cu, Globe Telecoms will be spending up to USD200 million, or a third of the telco’s 2014 capital expenditure budget (USD600 – 650 millon) this year for the modernization of their network infrastructure. Globe’s network upgrades this year involve laying out additional…

What’s wrong with Globe’s 100% 4G HSPA+ coverage?

Relevance: 98%      Posted on: October 9, 2014

Globe Telecom proudly announced the completion of rolling out its HSPA+ technology and that its entire network has already been equipped with 4G coverage. Although that may be the case, subscribers in different parts of Philippines are still complaining of poor connectivity from the telco. Here’s why it’s hard to verify if Globe indeed has 100% HSPA+ coverage. Let’s first understand how a cell site (like Globe’s) works. A single tower has about 3 or 5 types of transmitters – one for EDGE, one for 3G, one for HSPA+, WiMax, and LTE. But newer equipment now combines most of these…

Globe offers Dell Netbook with HSDPA + GPS

Relevance: 88%      Posted on: May 14, 2009

Found this little pamphlet earlier today while paying my bills at one of the Globe Business Center. It's a promo for a Dell Mini 9 with built-in Globe Tattoo SIM. The promo is open to all Metrobank cardholders -- a Dell netbook + Globe Tattoo Prepaid SIM (Php400 load) at Php1,279 for 24 monthly installments (retail price of the Dell Inspiron Mini 9 is Php24,599). The Dell Mini 9 has the ff. specs: 8.9" WSVGA display screen (1024X600) Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz Integrated Graphics Media Accelerator 950 1 GB RAM 8GB SSD Bluetooth 2.0 WiFi 802.11b/g Windows XP Home SP3…

Samsung Z560: first HSDPA phone in the Philippines?

Relevance: 80%      Posted on: November 7, 2006

Before, I didn't know that 3G and HSDPA were different. The gals from Globe insists that HSDPA is better and calls it 3.5G. So, that's why I'm getting better speeds with Globe Visibility than Smart 3G on 3G covered areas. Then, the other night, they asked me to test a demo phone - the Samsung Z560. It really looks like a Motorola Razr to me. See pics below: They claim it's the 1st HSDPA phone in the country, and probably the rest of South East Asia. The specs: Built-in 2 megapixel camera Allows Video telephony and streaming MP3 ringtone capable…

HSDPA laptops in 2007

Relevance: 75%      Posted on: December 28, 2006

I mentioned this to the girls over at Globe the last time we had a thanksgiving dinner. Since Laptops with built-in HSDPA cards are starting to come out, would it not be a good marketing idea to bundle these rigs with SIM cards. HP is coming out with one model, Compaq 6400, while Lenovo is partnering with Cingular to do the same. Dell signed a deal with Vodafone to offer the same 3G-ready laptops (Dell Latitude D420) and I think Acer has one too. If them telcos can easily snag new customers by bundling cellphones with postpaid plans even at…

3G vs. HSDPA: Does speed matter?

Relevance: 70%      Posted on: December 28, 2008

3G or HSDPA -- most mobile users would not mind the difference these two have when it comes to connecting via mobile 3G internet. This is mainly because most people think 3G in the Philippines is slow anyway. I looked into this to see if the difference between 3G and HSDPA speeds really matter. 3G (3rd Generation of Telecommunication Standards) is a standard of cellular connectivity which allows for speeds of up to 384 Kb/s downstream and 64 Kb/s upstream. 3G HSDPA is a 3G enhancement -- HSDPA (High-Speed Downlink Packet Access) is a new mobile data protocol and is…

Globe Tattoo Black is 42Mbps LTE, starts at Php1,799

Relevance: 69%      Posted on: September 9, 2012

So Globe Telecom came out today with another teaser for their LTE service. Dubbed, Globe Tattoo Black, the soon-to-be-launched LTE service also promises speeds of up to 42Mbps with a monthly service fee that starts at Php1,799. And that's all that we know of the Globe Tattoo Black for now. There's no mention of the dongle (although we suspect it's going to be the same Huawei 4G dongle), the coverage areas or if there's any bandwidth cap. The newspaper ad on the Inquirer today says it all. If Globe is going to keep its motto "Live without Limits" as shown…

Who’s got the best online coverage of the impeachment?

Relevance: 66%      Posted on: January 19, 2012

I'm pretty sure a lot of people are tuning in on the impeachment trial of the Chief Justice Renato Corona. What's got me interested is how well this event is covered online. ABS CBN Online Coverage: Official CJ on Trial Microsite [here] ANC Alerts Live Stream [ here ] Twitter stream [here] YouTube Channel [here] GMA 7 Online Coverage: GMA Network Livestream [here] Twtter stream [here] YouTube Channel [here] TV5 Online Coverage: Official Justice for Justice microsite [here] Live Streaming [here] Twitter stream [here] What I'm actually looking for is some sort of an iPhone app or Android app. If…

Installing Smart Bro & Globe Visibility on the same PC

Relevance: 64%      Posted on: October 8, 2008

The latest HSDPA 3G modem from Smart Bro and Globe Visibility were manufactured by ZTE in China. Both are practically plug-and-play devices. The problem is running both softwares (3G dialers) on the same PC. Since the device are practically similar, the system sees the two as a single device thus overwriting each others system settings. The Smart Bro model is MF622 and the Globe Visibility is MF626, making the latter the much newer model. Incidentally, the newer device drivers from ZTE would not work with the older model used by Smart Bro. In fact, Globe Visibility takes over the Smart…