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May 28, 2006

PLDT myDSL Upgrades Bandwidth Speed

I’ve been wondering why almost 2 weeks now, my DSL connection has been acting up on me. It connects just fine but in a few minutes, there’s no internet then it comes back again then gone another minute. When I called up the customer rep the other day to downgrade my account, I explained to […]

September 02, 2012

Php50k for 10Mbps: true cost of a guaranteed DSL speed

We wanted to get an upgrade to our office DSL last week so I asked for a quotation and was a bit surprised when I was looking for a 10Mbps line with 1.5Mbps minimum guaranteed speed.

August 26, 2012

PLDT Fiber to Home starts at Php3.5k for 8Mbps

During the Smart LTE launch yesterday, I talked to one PLDT/Smart exec and he told me that the LTE sites must be supported by fiber on the ground in order for it to work. He then offered to set me up on a test 100Mbps Fiber-to-Home connection.

June 27, 2012

SmartBro’s fixed wireless is now PLDT MyBro

Smart and PLDT are silently re-aligning their broadband services. The fixed wireless service which is the original brand for SmartBro (previously Smart WiFi) is now under a new label called PLDT myBro.

March 09, 2012

PLDT WiFi Zone: Can paid public WiFi survive?

Yesterday, PLDT and Intel held a joint event to present a partnership for the PLDT WiFi Zone and the Intel-powered ultrabooks. They didn’t really share anything concrete plans bewteen the two brands but it was an opporunity for me to ask a lingering question — can paid public WiFi still survive in this time of […]

January 06, 2012

Wi-Tribe doubles Plan 1998 speed to 4Mbps

Wi-Tribe has recently (not sure exactly when) upgraded all the speed limtes of all of their broadband plans, including the top Plan 1998 from 2Mbps to 4Mbps. Not bad considering my PLDT DSL plan is charging the same rate but only pulls down 1Mbps (supposed to be 2Mbps or 3Mbps).

November 07, 2011

PLDT now offers 10Mbps DSL plan for Php4,000

In a TV commercial aired last Saturday, PLDT introduced a new DSL plan which offers up to 10Mbps for just Php4,000. That makes it the top broadband offering under the myDSL service line-up (PLDT MyDSL Plan 4000).

January 13, 2011

Internet Coverage over Internet Speed

Been in the boondocks for about a week now on a semi-vacation mode (and semi-retreat kind of way) so I’m not able to regularly publish new entries here. With a thousand miles away from mega Manila and a couple hundred more miles from the nearest city, my mountain resort hide-away is almost devoid of any […]

August 19, 2010

“Up To” Broadband Speeds are Bogus

That’s according to a recent report of the FCC in the US — broadband subscribers in the US only get around 50% of the promised internet speeds by service providers.

April 25, 2010

It’s all about Capacity, not Speed

For the past 5 years now, we’ve seen a huge growth in internet penetration in the country. At the same time, we’ve also seen the barriers to entry go down in favor of consumers, partly because of competition.

April 08, 2010

How was PLDT Watchpad during the fight?

Last month, PLDT sent out word to subscribers that they’ve prepared the network for the live-streaming of the Pacquiao-Clottey fight on WatchPad. Manny turned out  a winner but how about PLDT’s WatchPad?

January 13, 2010

BayanDSL offers IWantV! Live TV and VOD

BayanDSL is now offering live streaming TV and video-on-demand to all it’s DSL subscribers and Sky Broadband customers. Available channels include ABS-CBN and cable channels.

December 21, 2009

Mobile 3G is now cheaper than DSL!

Just realized that since all the telecom players (Sun, Smart and Globe) are now offering unlimited 3G internet and subsequently lowering the prices down, 3G is officially cheaper than DSL.

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 08, 2008

Sky Broadband now up to 12 Mbps

Sky Broadband seems to be tipping the scale for broadband speeds with offerings of up to 6Mbps and 12 Mbps packages for residential accounts. Just got a pamphlet from their roving people asking residents to switch.

June 23, 2008

The Typhoon that busted my DSL Modem

In the years that typhoons have hit Metro Manila, none have dealt much damage to electronics at home. That’s until Typhoon Frank hit Manila this week-end. It’s all Frank’s fault – the metrowide blackout busted my DSL modem.

July 19, 2007

New round of DSL speed increase for PLDT myDSL

We were discussing about broadband connectivities over at Rico’s blog where he’s recommending ETPI’s 5Mbps package for Php35,000 a month. I haven’t tried Eastern Telecoms ever so I cannot attest to their connection uptime and reliability but have heard so many complaints about their residential offerings, dubbed evoDSL. And while I suggested getting 2 separate […]

June 28, 2007

Japan leads in Internet speeds

In a recent report released by Speed Matters, Japan topped the list of countries with the highest median internet download speeds at 61 megabits per second. The United States fell far behind with only 1.9 megabits per second: Between September 2006 to May 2007, nearly 80,000 people in all 50 states and the District of […]

June 23, 2007

How’s your DSL in the Philippines?

Joey Alarilla asks “Do we actually have broadband in RP?”. Yeah, we do, it’s called Digital Substandard Lines. *heh* Been hooked up on DSL for about 4 years now. Before that, I languished in crappy dial up connection. I started with Greendot at 256Kbps for Php2,750 for about a year before I moved to PLDT […]

March 12, 2007

Speedtest: Location-based bandwidth meter

This is not just any other bandwidth meter around. It tracks your location, including your ISP and upstream provider. You choose which server to connect when measuring your bandwidth. Here’s my results for my PLDT myDSL 1995. It’s supposed to be rated at 1.2Mbps. The connecting server I used was Bayantel. The system also saves […]

September 17, 2006

D-Link Load-Balancing Router: 2-in-1 DSL Router

Found this at the PC Express website: “The DI-LB604 is the newest addition to our range of routers that includes the industry’s latest technology. It provides all the functionality needed to establish a reliable high-speed Internet link while at the same time protects past investments,” said Mr George Wong, Marketing Director of D-Link International Pte […]

August 09, 2006

PLDT myDSL Upgrades anew

This is probably the second time PLDT myDSL upgraded their bandwidth offerings this year. Just saw an ad at Manila Bulletin that their newly re-branded residential DSL packages are getting a bit of a boost. Here are the new bandwidth speeds: myDSL Xperience Php 999/month from 384Kbps to 512 Kbps myDSL Xcite Php 1,995/month from […]

May 28, 2006

PLDT rebrands Residential DSL Packages

Along with the upgrades that I just discovered, PLDT also rebranded their residential broadband packages: So, they did deliver on the promise they made earlier this year, though it took them 4 months to do so. The new packages are as follows: PLDT myDSL Xperience : 384 Kbps at Php 999/month PLDT myDSL Xcite : […]

December 17, 2005

PLDT myDSL to go 2Mbps?

Just read this yesterday in the newspapers (was it manila Bulletin?) and there’s an ad for PLDT DSL along with their promo for the Guild Wars. A copy of the full page ad can be found here and if you look closely (or maybe zoom in the image on the lower right corner), the connection […]

November 20, 2005

PLDT Plan 999

Looks like PLDT is aggressively selling its DSL service, now with a residential package of Php999 per month (PLDT Plan 999) at speeds of 384Kbps. This is the former bandwidth allocation for their Plan 1995 which is now at 512Kbps. On top that, their Php788 per month for Smart WiFi is being heavily promoted in […]

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