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February 21, 2014

OpenSignal ranks US, Philippines slowest in 4G Speed

OpenSignal has just released a report that the Philippines is the slowest in 4G speed around the globe, closely followed by the United States.

April 07, 2013

PLDT intros myBro Plan499 at 512Kbps, capped at 3GB

PLDT has introduced a more affordable plan under their myBro fixed wireless internet services. A new PLDT myBro Plan 499 plan offers up to 512Kbps of WiMax service with a monthly bandwidth cap of only 3GB.

October 26, 2012

PLDT breathes new life into fixed line services with Fiber

As the demand for high-speed broadband internet increases in the country, PLDT reinvigorates its fixed line services by powering it with fiber optic technologies.

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?

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.

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 […]

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 […]

March 31, 2014

Slow Internet in PH due to faulty submarine cables

Have you been experiencing slow data services in the Philippines lately? It might be because of the damaged APCN2 that connects Philippines and eight more APAC countries to the rest of the world that’s causing this.

March 10, 2014

Funny and amazing stuff about tech in the Philippines

From being the text messaging capital of the world to becoming one of the top IT outsourcing hubs in the planet, the Philippines has certainly achieved a lot especially when it comes to anything that involves tech. For that we’re going to list some of the funny and amazing stuff about the technology industry in […]

July 13, 2012

Makati putting up City-Wide WiFi Zone

In a bid to embrace conveniences that the internet can provide, the City Government of Makati has just announced that they are now making preparations to build a city-wide network of free WiFi service.

January 01, 2012

Top 10 Tech Predictions for 2012

The year 2011 was a great year in the field of technology. We’ve seen a lot of new stuff and developments in the last 12 months. I’m sure 2012 will be even better and more exciting. Check out my top 10 tech predictions for 2012.

November 21, 2011

Smart LTE 4G now on Beta Test

Just came from the PLDT-Smart Jump Center in Megamall for the briefing on Smart’s LTE/4G beta testing. Arounda dozen bloggers and tech journalists are part of the first batch of folks to test Smart LTE in Metro Manila.

October 10, 2011

Using Smart Bro Rocket on Php200 per 180MB

Since October 1, Smart has switched the plug on their Smart Bro Rocket Plug-It to use volume-based data pricing (same as Always On). The recommended bucket plan is Php200 per 180MB. So I tried it on my Rocket Plug-It to see how much I’d consume in a day.

September 08, 2011

ZTE MF60 HSPA+ Pocket WiFi Review

We featured this HSPA+ capable mobile hotspot from ZTE a few weeks ago and we’ve finally gotten a review unit to test. Like many other pocket WiFi (MiFi) devices before it, the ZTE MF60 is one pretty kick-ass unit. If only it were more affordable.

July 29, 2010

Smart wants you to stress-test their 3G network

So tomorrow (July 30), Smart will open their 3G network to everyone and offer free mobile internet for free within a 24-hour period.

March 08, 2010

Why is 4G/WiMax in the Philippines slow?

While WiMax has been introduced in the country for some time now, people are still complaining it’s not really fast. So, yes, 1MBps isn’t really fast but can we really afford 10Mbps right now?

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