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March 27, 2014

#TBTH: We look back at 20 years of Internet in the PH

In March 1994, the Philippines was first connected to the internet. twenty years hence, a lot has changed in the way we communicate, work, learn and make friends.

July 11, 2013

Why do Filipinos pay more for slower internet?

It’s just one of the many questions that kept on popping out in my head recently; why do we pay more for slower internet? Our neighboring countries such as Japan & South Korea feature the fastest internet speeds in the world, and here we are living with expensive and subpar connections.

July 07, 2013

EU and Japan working on 100Gbps internet

The European Union and Japan joined forces to help work on projects that will enable internet speeds of up to 100Gbps (or 100,000Mbps). The average broadband speeds in the EU region is estimated to be at 19.7Mbps.

January 18, 2013

Only 1 out of 5 Filipinos have internet at home

A recent survey conducted by US-based research company Gallup shows that only one out of five Filipinos have internet access at home.

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 […]

January 02, 2011

BayanTel sets broadband cap at 100GB?

At the Bayan Telecommunications official forum, the indicated monthly internet cap for subscribers is said to be at 100GB per month though this has not been completely confirmed since the Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) has not specified it.

November 24, 2010

That 100Mbps Internet Speed in Japan?

So one of the most anticipated stuff I had to check out when I arrived here in Japan is their broadband internet speeds. I’ve seen it in South Korea so I have na idea how it would be here.

July 16, 2010

True Story of a Professional Gamer

A former professional gamer gave me permission to write his story with the condition that I don’t mention his name. The story was too interesting to pass up so I agreed.

February 09, 2010

Wi-Tribe 4G Broadband Launched

I actually deferred writing about it last December as requested by telco insiders but looks like the cat is finally out the hat. Wi-Tribe Philippines did a soft launch recently offering WiMax broadband internet in Metro Manila.

November 28, 2009

Sun 1-Day Unlimited Internet for Php50

Nothing beats Sun Cellular when it comes to mobile promos. I guess that’s because if you’re at the bottom of the heap, you get to shake things a bit if you want to seriously compete. Just take a look at this 1-day unlimited internet for only Php50.

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.

March 26, 2009

Globe WiMax Internet is here!

Just got an SMS confirmation from Globe that they’ve already rolled out and servicing customers on their WiMax network. I’m still getting the details but the Inquirer ran the story last night that it will be 512Kbps at Php799 per month. This service will certainly be competing against Smart Bro’s Fixed Wireless offering.

February 26, 2009

Globe Broadband Tattoo at 2Mbps

Okay, I think I spoke too soon. Just got this press release from Globe that they renamed their 3G internet service to Globe Broadband Tattoo.

December 29, 2008

Top Stories on YugaTech for 2008

As the year 2008 is ending, I dug up into my Google Analytics to see which stories in tech made a lot of buzz here on YugaTech. We’re heavy on gadgets and gizmo’s so here are the top 20 gadgets and top 10 stories published here this 2008.

April 28, 2008

Philippine Broadband Normalization Index

Or something along those lines… I couldn’t remember the exact phrase mentioned to me by Dr. William Torres (more commonly known in the local IT industry as the Father of Philippine Internet) during the last eCommerce Forum when we huddled in a group discussing suggestions on infrastructure that could help promote internet commerce in the […]

March 27, 2008

Are Internet Cafes still a Good Business?

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 […]

September 22, 2007

60% Traffic from P2P and Torrents

Yup. That’s right, sixty percent (60%). I was informed by a reliable source that almost 60% of the internet bandwidth consumed in the Philippines are coming from peer-to-peer and torrents.

May 09, 2006

Cost of Fixed Wireless Broadband dropped 90%

Around November 2003, I was living at Bacoor City, Cavite renting a nice penthouse on a 3-storey building one kilometer south of SM Bacoor. I liked it there — the food is cheap, quite subdivision, rent is super cheap (Php3.5k for a one bedroom penthouse inc. water and electricity) and lots of space I can […]

January 11, 2006

Faster broadband for adult content

Here area few reasons why porn drives demand for better broadband technology: 40% of online video-on-demand is adult 45 Million unique visitors are recorded by adult websites each month 13,588 hardcore video titles were released in 2005 $700M worth of mobile adult content was sold worldwide in 2005 $2.5B (20%) – US adult internet sales […]

October 06, 2005

Interesting Stories Roundup

Looks like this week is full of exciting (and not so exciting stories) after all. Here are some of the noteworthy ones for me: ABCI Anniversary Bodega Sale at MC Home Depot, Global City, Taguig on October 12 to 16 (10AM to 8PM). They’re be selling iPods, Jabra headsets, Philips and Sony electronics and gadgets, […]

May 09, 2005

Google Web Accelerator

Google recently released their own version of a Web Accelerator. Google claims that it can significantly increase your browsing even if your using broadband: Sending your page requests through Google machines dedicated to handling Google Web Accelerator traffic. Storing copies of frequently looked at pages to make them quickly accessible. Downloading only the updates if […]

November 23, 2012

Smart offers Nexus 7 for Php14.4k on WiFi Plan 599

Smart has posted an announcement for the pre-order date of the Google Nexus 7. The telco will start accepting subscribers on November 30 and will ask them to sign-up for SmartBro FlexiSurf Pocket WiFi Plan 599.

October 06, 2012

Alcatel One Touch Tab T10 Review

Alcatel makes its first foray into the local tablet market is with this entry-level but very functional 7-inch Alcatel One Touch Tab T10. While the specs are pretty basic, the T10 turned out to be a worthy everyday tablet. Find out why in our full review after the break.

April 25, 2012

The New iPad (or iPad 3) Review

Much has been said about the new iPad — stating with the “new” name, the same old design, the slightly beefed profile and the underwhelming specs. Only one thing remains and that’s the hyped up, beyond-HD display. Check out our full review of the new iPad after the break.

August 01, 2011

Why telcos can’t guarantee minimum 3G speeds?

During a press briefing with one of the local telcos last week, the question of minimum speed was again raised by one of the members of the media. NTC has also released a memorandum circular to that effect but I think the issue will continue to linger.

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