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April 17, 2011

Smart to offer mobile LTE up to 6Mbps

The details are still sketchy but an insider has tipped us last night that Smart Communications will be launching mobile LTE (3GPP Long Term Evolution) this week with promised speeds of up to 6Mbps per subscriber. N

November 13, 2009

How to Effectively Measure Broadband Speeds?

There will always be claims of product/service superiority among competing companies and the one between Smart and Globe is a classic example. The latest one is the battle between mobile broadband services Globe Tattoo and Smart Bro.

June 10, 2009

Globe on Tattoo, WiMax and GPON 100Mps

Yesterday, Globe presented a round-up of their internet services for residential customers. One particular service I only learned of that day was GPON or the Gigabit-capable Passive Optical Network, a fiber-to-the-home technology.

April 22, 2009

Has your PLDT myDSL slowed to a crawl?

For the last couple of weeks, my PLDT DSL connection at home has crawled to a turtle’s pace. I don’t often get this type of problems in the last 4.5 years but this time, it took longer than one would expect.

October 21, 2005

Globelines Broadband at 2Mbps

Got home this evening to find pamphlets at my doorstep from Globe. Apparently they are now offering broadband connections to residential areas with speeds of up to 2Mbps. Sweet. Here are the DSL rates and prices: *GenTxt Express Unlimited Monthly Fee: Php995 DSL Speed: 384kbps Express Unlimited Monthly Fee: Php1,495 (promo price of Php995 just […]

January 18, 2011

Bandwidth Caps out; Is Throttling next?

After the recent public hearing by the NTC, they’ve announced that provisions for bandwidth caps have been removed from memo. But that’s just the NTC and it’s still a draft so ISPs can still continue with their bandwidth capping provisions as stated in their service contracts and AUP.

January 05, 2011

5 Reasons ISPs Implement Bandwidth Caps

I’ve been asking engineers around for reasons why ISPs around the world have been implementing bandwidth caps and got several possible scenarios to consider. Here are the top 5 most probable reasons behind the issue of bandwidth caps.

November 08, 2010

Huawei introduces E5 “Pocket MiFi”

Huawei has announced that they’ll be shipping the new E5 “Pocket MiFi” to the Philippines this month. E5 is the next gen of Globe’s MyFi (only that it’s open-line). They have the same weight and size but the main difference is that the E5 now has a screen to show the signal strength, if you’re […]

August 22, 2008

How to solve the 3G network congestion problem?

One of the primary reasons why we don’t have a comprehensive 3G offering from the big telcos is because of the problem of 3G network congestion. It’s an undeniable truth that P2P is killing 3G in the Philippines.

March 01, 2008

2Mbps WiMax to cost Php45,000?

And here I was thinking that when WiMax will be rolled out commercially, subscribers can get their true dose of wireless broadband anytime, anywhere. I guess so — but at what price?

January 04, 2007

Still suffering from ISP dis-connectivity

Over at PTB, Arnold is taking a spot survey from readers on the status of their ISP’s connectivity. For my end, it’s still spotty. There will be times that the speeds are decent (though not at par with normal) and there will be times that it’s totally useless to go online. I have PLDT myDSL […]

November 01, 2006

Smart 3G to Baguio

Just after midnight today, we headed off to Baguio City to spend the holiday. I brought my Globe Visibility account with me and I borrowed my cousin’s 3G phone (N6680) so we could road test both 3G connectivity along the way. I am trying to do some head to head comparison of both services during […]

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