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NTC seeks help, volunteers for ISP Speed Tests




The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) has started testing the internet speeds of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) since September last year.

However, after 3 months of collecting speed results of subscribers across Metro Manila, the NTC still got unreliable results because data were sorely lacking. Apparently, not a lot of subscribers are willing to let the NTC visit their houses and do the random tests. As such, they could not publish any results.

The NTC commissioners are now calling our for volunteers to have their ISP connections tested.

IOf you’re interested to be part of the test, just contact the hotlines (921-3251, 926-7722, 920-4464) or email them at [email protected]



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

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10 Responses

  1. jay says:

    Ano to. Wireless or wired? Kasi kung wired. Magbebase padin sa binabayaran na plan Ang speed. Kung wireless. Don talo tayo. Dito sa Sta. Lucia pasig. Mahina Ang globe 3g. Madaming dead spot. Sa smart ganon din. Parehas nasubukan ko. Kaya no choice kung di wired.

  2. Tyril says:

    Why not coordinate with Speedtest.net to gather all the speedtest data in the Philippines.

    • Roan Dimapilig says:

      Madalas kasi ng nagte-test sa Speedtest.net ay di kino-complete yung ISP info survey after the test. Another concern din is sa speed test server since di maganda peering ng telco sa Pinas (Try using a PLDT server when using Globe and vice versa). Minsan kasi malabo pumili ng speed test server ang Speedtest.net

      Isa pang concern ay paano yung intermittent yung internet connections. May mga instances na di natatapos yung test midway kasi nag-eerror. So yung ganung instances ay di nire-record ng Speedtest.net but will shed light sa state ng internet connectivity sa bansa.

    • Abe Olandres says:

      Tests can be manipulated if done publicly or openly. NTC needs to control environments when testing, otherwise the results can always be contested by the ISP.

    • Markoy says:

      Speedtest.net results are, if not always, unreliable. I used Smart SIM when I was in the PH and it always gave me 20Mbps + download speed while using their LTE service. What made it bogus was I couldn’t even load a webpage. Tried it, too, with another phone with the same results.

  3. KenWeiLL says:

    Fake naman ang speedtest result, lalo na pag sa globe… Normal browsing, mabagal. Pero pag tawag ka hotline, pinapa speedtest ka, sobrang bilis ng result… Nka white list yata ang speedtest.net sa globe…

    Pag mag speedtest sa globe connection, with globe server, grabe super bilis ng result.. Pero kung ibang server, maliban sa globe, lalabas ang tunay na result, which is, mabagal…

  4. Xander says:

    Done emailing! Humanda kayo Sun Broadband and Globe! UGH

  5. cruizer says:

    Dapat maki-partner ang NTC sa ganitong organisasyon: https://www.samknows.com

    Ganyan dito sa SG, mga volunteers binibigyan ng modified router device na ipu-plugin lang sa network. No need to run tests. Automatic na yan magtetest at magrereport. Purely volunteer effort pero non-intrusive, di na kailangan ng tao na papasok sa premises mo para mag-install ng kung anu-ano.

  6. Jeff says:

    Wala naman ata nagbabasa ng email or nag-monitor ng inbox ng NTC. Nagsend ako ng email to volunteer pero until now wala pa din sa akin nagreply from NTC.

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