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Lessons learned from a failed internet cafe business

Relevance: 100%      Posted on: October 9, 2011

Several months ago, we finally closed our little internet cafe business. I wrote about the viability of the net cafe business many years ago and actually started one about 2 years ago. Despite its eventual failure, I learned a lot of lessons from that little experiment. I'd like to share these lessons with my readers and, hopefully, it will also help them decide when they want to get into the business in the future. Price Competition is the biggest killer. Filipinos are a very price-sensitive bunch of people. They will look at price as the top consideration. As such, internet

Is there hope in the Net Cafe Business?

Relevance: 89%      Posted on: March 25, 2009

About a year ago, I wrote about the state of the internet cafe business in the Philippines and why it's a seemingly losing battle. A couple of days ago, I mentioned that I started venturing into the Internet Cafe with a friend. I got emails asking why I thought the net cafe is still a viable business and here's my take. Again, I'll refer you to the points I highlighted in my previous entry -- location. If you believe that you have the right location then you'll have a higher probability to succeed or even just getting back your investment… Net Cafe Franchise in a Box?

Relevance: 83%      Posted on: June 3, 2006

I was going to blog this over at PTB the other day but Mon beat me to it. I went out on a coffee at Starbucks 6750 Thursday evening when I noticed some party happening just beside it. We went out to check on it and found the launching of EverythingOnline.PH (EOL). It was a bit dark and the people at the booth didn't noticed us when we where poking around. I was actually interested in this out-of-the-box solution they were talking about. Anyway, they had the URL printed there so I checked on it when I got home only…

Philippines on Asia’s Top 10 Internet Countries

Relevance: 75%      Posted on: October 6, 2008

In the latest report by InternetworldStats, the Philippines took the #10 spot with the most number of internet users at 14 Million, just 900k lower than Malaysia at #9. That number represents 15.1% of the total population of the Philippines {via}. That's still a low internet usage density though. China tops the list at 253 Million followed by Japan at 94 Million and India at 60 Million. As for internet penetration, the Philippines is still way down the line, esp. in South East Asia: Japan: 73.8% South Korea: 70.7% Hong Kong: 69.5% Taiwan: 67.2% Malaysia: 59% Singapore: 58.6% Macau: 51.6%…

Internet Penetration in the Philippines

Relevance: 72%      Posted on: April 22, 2007

According to a friend of mine, ACNielsen doesn't have any relevant internet-usage research studies in the Philippines. This is the same topic I brought up during the iBlog3 -- no extensive public study has been made in recent years about internet penetration and online usage behavior in the country. So, when the issue of Internet Usage in the Philippines was tackled, everyone had their own numbers to throw out. Some would say 20% while others maintain the slow growth rate of 12%. While digging a little deeper into this topic, I found several statistics and research studies from the Internet

Top 10 cities in the Philippines with ‘fastest’ Internet

Relevance: 71%      Posted on: May 20, 2015

Along with Ookla's report showing the Philippines being one of the countries with the slowest Internet in the whole world, diving deeper into the details of our country will show the ranking of the cities based on their download speeds. We picked out the top 10 cities and listed them down after the break. The city that tops the list as of May 2015 is Pasay City with an average download speed of 11.03 megabits per second (Mbps) followed by Pampanga and Marilao at 8.75 and 8.48Mbps, respectively. The fourth spot is taken by Muntinlupa City at 7.16Mbps. From there, the…

Video: Senate Hearing on Slow Internet in the Philippines

Relevance: 68%      Posted on: June 1, 2014

Last week, the Senate hearing on Slow Internet in the Philippines was held and chaired by Sen. Bam Aquino calling all telcos to explain the state of internet in the Philippines. Several key agencies like the NTC, DTI and DOST were also summoned to shed light on the issue. Both Globe and PLDT/Smart were also present in the hearing. The 2:20 hour video below discussed the state on internet in the country in terms of access, speed and cost. Both our previous stories on ASEAN DNA (using the Ookla Net Index) and the Akamai studies were used as reference as…

Are Internet Cafes still a Good Business?

Relevance: 66%      Posted on: March 27, 2008

Been receiving a couple of emails lately (mostly from OFWs but there's one from a Chinese/Taiwanese company) asking if there's still some good business to be made with internet cafes in the Philippines. From accounts of friends and people who've been into the net cafe business as well as what we're seeing in every mall and street alley, there's some mixed reaction. Five years ago, the prospects were better; way better. I myself was thinking of opening up one back then. My excitement was immediately doused after doing the math. Just like any other brick and mortar businesses, there are…

Hanging out at a Bangkok Net Cafe

Relevance: 65%      Posted on: November 20, 2006

Just landed at the Suvarnabhumi Airport here in Bangkok and my connecting flight to Lahore, Pakistan is still in 2 hours. The airport is huge and we had to take a bus to the disembarkment area. It's just before 5PM here but my watch says it's already 7PM in Manila. I don't have anything else to do right now but sit tight and wait for my next flight. I exchange about $50 into Thailand Bhat which got me around THB1,780 (1THB = 1.36PHP). First thing I saw was an internet cafe here in the airport so I checked it out…

12 Years of Internet in the Philippines

Relevance: 64%      Posted on: March 29, 2006

12 years of intenet in the Philippines and a lot has changed since then... Might first encounter with the internet was in my freshmen years in Ateneo. Students are issued their own university emails in the form of We use pine to access our emails and we were given computer cards worth around 50 hours of internet use in the Faura computer labs. Google wasn't born yet so I guess I was more familiar with the likes of Yahoo & MSN. Hence my oldest existing email was from Yahoo and I started to using emails to reach my high…