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BASS app maps out if Globe or Smart is faster in your area




B.A.S.S. is a locally developed app for bandwidth and signal strength analyzer for mobile networks. It’s basically similar to the SpeedTest and OpenSignal app we’ve been using for years.

The main difference is that BASS specifically monitors the strength of the cellular signal and the speed of the mobile internet in the Philippines by collecting test results made by users.

With all these crowdsourced information about Globe and Smart, BASS can provide a better picture of Philippine landspace in terms of mobile connectivity. In an update last week by Wilson Chua (developer of BASS), he shares which area in the Philippines has the best signal from either Smart or Globe.

* Areas in Blue mean that Globe has higher mobile internet speeds than Smart.
* Areas in Red mean that Smart has higher mobile internet speeds than Globe.

The more data gathered by BASS, the more accurate the data. You can download the BASS PH app here.



Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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17 Responses

  1. Matt says:

    Early data show domination by Globe. Let’s wait a while though for more data and see if this holds up.

    • wilson chua says:

      Yes, that is the correct way to interpret the graphics. We only have a little over 10K valid data points (became 14K overnight since Abe posted this). The bandwidth profile will change as we get more volunteers to map their internet experience.

  2. Tony Boy Cojuangco says:

    Hands down Globe, MVP is wise to get out of a sinking ship. PLDT losing millions of subscriber to Globe every year they should get their act together baka murahin na naman kayo ni Teddy Locsin and Duterte p*****ina nyo.

  3. iBullit says:

    Is this better than OpenSignal?

  4. Marlon says:

    Im not sure if this is correct. But i think Smart has more facilities than Globe. And based on my experience.. Walang signal ng internet dto ang globe pero ang smart meron.. Kaya madaming gumagamit ng GLobe kase less traffic.. Dual sim ako kaya no problem.

  5. dongskie7 says:

    sa amin 2G pa rin ang Smart hanggang ngayon at ang Globe sa amin matagal na nag 3G signal since 2011 pa tpos meron na rin silang ongoing construction sa aming barangay to upgrade it’s existing tower to an LTE network after 6 months po daw bago matapos yun po ang sabi ni Globe telecom sa amin…kaya thumbs up pa rin ako ni Globe…

  6. rush says:

    Hindi ba siya device dependent?
    Kasi yung LTE 700 mhz hindi lahat supported di ba?
    Tablet ko walang nassagap na LTE pero iphone meron..
    Ganun din sa mga non LTE devices…

  7. chris says:

    app is rubbish, error 403&503, just keeps loading, nothing else

  8. vlm says:

    Does the app need to use cellular data from a cellphone? How about a cellphone using a pocket wifi as net source?

  9. Kronos says:

    That PH map looks dubious if there are only 14k users, and now there’s the Huawei shameless plug on another marketing writeup disguised as an article

    • Carl Lamiel says:

      Register on the BASS App to take part and count your data in. More users = more accurate results.

      Let’s also be clear: Our write-ups are never paid. We are proud of our editorial independence.

  10. Mike says:

    The app itself is a useless.. Why make a write up of the app when its not even working.

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