NTC sets 256kbps as the minimum mobile broadband speed

NTC sets 256kbps as the minimum mobile broadband speed




The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) plans to set a minimum speed of 256 kilobits per second (kbps) for mobile broadband. The minimum speed is the same as the fixed broadband services like DSL, fiber, and cable.

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The definition of mobile broadband as stated by NTC are “any device that has the capability of accessing mobile networks, and whose inherent design enables it to be portable and is not inherently designed to be located permanently or semi-permanently.” This includes pocket Wi-Fi, USB dongles, and smartphones & tablets with data connection.


 

With the 256kbps set as the minimum, GPRS services are already not considered to be a mobile broadband service as its speed can only go as high as 114kbps. NTC will conduct Internet test speeds of local ISP for mobile broadband before the 2016 national elections in May.

With the increasing adoption of 4G LTE with cheaper LTE-capable devices, what can we do with 256kbps nowadays?

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This article was contributed by Daniel Morial, a film school graduate and technology enthusiast. He's the geeky encyclopedia and salesman among his friends for anything tech.

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26 Responses

  1. Hersh says:

    2015 national elections in May?

  2. Easy E says:

    Pakita kayo (NTC) ng pangil at di puro ganyan ganyan sa papel at salita lang. Masarap lang pakinggan yan

  3. Anonymous says:

    Wow, bibilis na ang Internet speed ko. Ay, hindi pala. Improvement?

  4. cireyaj15 says:

    Lobbying at its finest.

  5. PLDT Advisory says:

    Ensure wider coverage muna siguro, then speed. If fast nga sa certain areas, wala naman signal other areas, sayang din

  6. meggy says:

    the ntc is a bad boy

  7. Prime says:

    13 years ago the United Kingdom set its minimum broadband speed at 512 kbps.

  8. pong says:

    256kbps lang wag na sanang humirit yang NTC. papansin lang wala lang

  9. deveerei says:

    That’s just 32kBps when downloading. 1mbps (125kBps) should be the minimum acceptable speed for starters, but ideally we need 3-5mbps (375-625kBps) of download speeds for it to be called decent.

  10. Cindy says:

    5 years ago, this would have been good. But today, minimun mobile speed should be at least 512kbps while DSL must have a minimum speed of 1mbps.

  11. anonymous says:

    tha speed will be expensive to not only for the telco/s…surely will reflect its consumers

  12. dong says:

    ang galing talaga ng ntc parang si leila delema lang hahaha

  13. pokefan says:

    Hahaha. As usual, muntimang lang ang gobyerno. HAHAHA. Why not set it top a higher speed? Simple, magkakakuntsaba kayo ng mga businessman. Pag pinataas ang minimum speed mapipilitan ang mga ISP na magdagdag ng bandwidth which would cost them. hahah. Wag kami.

  14. loadex says:

    Nakow.. minimum 256kbps ang speed.. pero 1Gbps sa bilis ang under the table ng PLDT at Globe sa mga NTC peeps

  15. dong says:

    onley in the phelepens. fuck the government

  16. ronelm2000 says:

    Well at least powersurf users of Globe should somewhat benefit from this, as their mobile broadband speed is reduced once they reach 800MB.

  17. BIKTIMA KAMI LAHAT NG SUN CELLULAR says:

    OMG!!!

    FOR US PINOYS, THIS INFORMATION IS REALLY DEPRESSING…

    FOR THE PH, THIS IS AN UNFORTUNATE CAUSE FOR INTERNATIONAL SHAME!!!

    WHAT OUR LOCAL TELCOS HAVE BEEN BRAGGING ABOUT IN THEIR ADS TO BE “THE LEADER IN DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY” ARE ALL LIES & DECEPTIONS… PURE GIMMICKRY!!!

    GUYS PLEASE DO REALIZE THAT LOCALLY WHAT WE ARE PAYING BIG FOR WITH OUR HARD EARNED MONEY IS ACTUALLY CONSIDERED JUST GARBAGE INTERNET SERVICE IN MOST OTHER COUNTRIES.

    IS THIS THE WAY THAT THE LOCAL TELCOS ARE DOING THEIR BUSINESS, ALL THROUGH CHEATING & FALSEHOOD… OMG!!!

    THE LOCAL TELCOS SHOULD ALL WAKE UP WITH THE GREATEST OF GUILT FOR THEM TO APOLOGIZE TO THE FILIPINO PUBLIC & COMMIT TO THE IMMEDIATE REFORMATION.

    HEY… NTC & DTI, YOU ARE BOTH TO DO THE JOB THAT WE ARE PAYING YOU FOR. OUR LOCAL TELCOS ARE THE WORST IN THE WORLD!!!

    THEY ARE ALL USELESS, LOOK FOR NEW ONES!!!

    MR.PRESIDENT PNOY & MR.MAR ROXAS TRAVERSE YOUR “TUWID NA DAAN” & RESOLVE THIS PROBLEM IMMEDIATELY BEFORE WE ALL TURN TO THE OPPOSITION FOR THE NEEDED SOLUTIONS… ARE YOU BOTH HEARING US??? YOU BOTH BETTER BE…

  18. ANDRES BONIFACIO says:

    PRESIDENT BENIGNO COJUANGCO AQUINO JR. …

    NAKIKINIG KBA TALAGA…
    SA MGA HINAING NG MGA “BOSS MO”???

    NASAAN KBA TALAGA…
    NAGTATAGO KA NA NAMAN SA PROBLEMANG KAGAGAWAN MO!!!

    NASAAN KBA TALAGA…
    MAGPAKITA AT KUMILOS KA NA!!!
    KIKILOS KBA TALAGA…

    NASAAN BA TALAGA…
    ANG TUWID MONG DAAN, NABALUKTOT NBA O MAY BAYAD NBA ANG DUMAAN DOON???

    PANAY KA PULITIKA… LIMOT MO NA TALAGA MGA BOSS MO!!!

    PURO KA LANG SALITA !!!
    TALAGANG INUTIL KA… HAYOP!!!
    PALPAK TALAGA… IBINOTO KA PA NAMAN NAMIN… GAGO!!!

  19. BIKTIMA KAMI LAHAT NG SUN CELLULAR says:

    OMG!!!

    AS WE ALL INTERNET SUBSCRIBERS KNOW & UNDERSTAND, BOTH THE NTC & THE DTI ARE GOVERNMENT AGENCIES “OF THE FILIPINO PEOPLE, BY THE FILIPINO PEOPLE & FOR THE FILIPINO PEOPLE”, BUT THE CURRENT REALITY OF THINGS IS THAT BOTH ARE NO WHERE SERVING THE INTERESTS OF THE FILIPINO MASSES.

    THEY ARE BOTH WORTHLESS GOVERNMENT AGENCIES.

    THEY WILL NEVER BE PART OF THE SOLUTION, THEY ARE BOTH SIMPLY COMPLICATIONS TO THE PROBLEM.

    SO MR.JOHN NIEVES… WHY DO WE HAVE TO EVER BOTHER FILING A FORMAL COMPLAINT TO ANY OF THEM?

  20. BIKTIMA KAMI LAHAT NG SUN CELLULAR says:

    “GOOD JOB NTC”… ???

    THEY HAVE NOT DONE THEIR JOBS IN DECADES… WHAT IS SO GOOD IN THAT?

    FOR SO LONG, MANY INTERNET SUBSCRIBERS HAVE ALREADY BEEN SCAMMED BY THE ISP SCAM BUGS… WHAT IS SO GOOD IN THAT?

    FOR THE LONGEST TIME, THESE USELESS ISPs HAVE TURNED THE BLIND EYE & THE DEAF EAR ON THE SUBSCRIBERS’ COMPLAINTS… WHAT IS SO GOOD IN THAT?

    THE SUBSCRIBERS’ PAYMENTS HAVE BEEN STOLEN & LIED TO BY THESE SCUM BUG ISPs WHOSE GOOD SERVICE WERE ALL JUST PROMISES… WHAT IS SO GOOD IN THAT?

    IT IS ONLY NOW THAT NTC IS DOING THEIR JOBS DUE THE 2016 NATIONAL ELECTIONS JUST TO PROTECT THE IMAGE OF THEIR PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE MAR ROXAS FROM THE VIOLENT PUBLIC CLAMOR… WHAT IS SO GOOD IN THAT?

    THIS REPORT IS PURE PATRONAGE OF THE DEVIL NTC!!!

    THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING SO GOOD IN THAT… IS THERE?!?!?!

    PNOY: “EH D WOW!!!”

  21. BIKTIMA KAMI LAHAT NG SUN CELLULAR says:

    THE SURE KISS OF DEATH FOR PRESIDENTIABLE MAR ROXAS IS:
    TELCOS + NTC = SURE LOST FOR MAR ROXAS…
    TO THE FILIPINO MILLIONS WHO ARE VICTIMS TO THIS NTC & TELCOS CONNIVANCE, ITS PAY BACK TIME.
    LETS VOTE ANYONE BUT MAR ROXAS FOR PRESIDENT !!!
    ITS SO SCARY THAT NTC & THE TELCOS WILL AGAIN CONNIVE FOR MAKING MAR ROXAS WIN IN 2016.
    AFTER WHICH, WHAT COMES NEXT?
    MORE NTC VICTIMS?
    MORE VICTIMS FOR THE TELCOS?
    NO MORE… WE WANT CHANGE !!!

    EVERYONE… LET ALL OUR VOICES BE HEARD NOW !!!

    IT IS IN OUR CLOSE & SOLID UNITY THAT THEY (NTC & TELCOS) WILL ALL LISTEN & CHANGE THEIR EVIL WAYS & FINALLY RESPECT THE FILIPINO CONSUMERS !!!

    INDIVIDUALLY BINABASTOS NILA TAYO, PERO KAPAG TAYONG LAHAT AY NAGKAISA TAPOS ANG PROBLEMA, GETS NYO?

    REMEMBER THE GREAT NINOY & THE EDSA PEOPLE POWER?

    LETS ALL CONVERGE AT THE “INTERNET EDSA”… THE LORD ALMIGHTY IS WITH US ALL !!!

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