web analytics

NTC starts testing internet speeds of local ISPs




The National Telecommunications Commission or NTC has started testing the internet speeds of fixed internet set-up offered by our local internet service providers to see if they deliver the advertised speeds.

In a report by ABS-CBN, the NTC tested the internet speeds of services offered by PLDT, GLOBE, SKY, and BAYANTEL and got the following results:

* PLDT – 3.367 Mbps (vs 3 Mbps advertised)
* GLOBE – 2.785 Mbps (vs 3 Mbps advertised)
* SKY – 2.818 Mbps (vs 3 Mbps advertised)
* BAYANTEL – 0.563 Mbps (vs 2 /4 Mbps advertised)

PLDT, GLOBE, and SKY passed the NTC’s initial test except for BAYANTEL. The latter explained that the result may not be accurate as there are factors that could affect the speed of the internet service like latency error, signal loss, or proximity of network equipment.

Experts argued that tests should be conducted in multiple locations and in longer durations for more accurate results. The NTC will conduct actual speed tests of fixed internet set-ups in October, followed by tests on mobile data.

source: ABS-CBN



This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

You may also like...

23 Responses

  1. B! TEsts are inaccurate! THEY should be done randomly and on different locations multiple times

  2. Pipo says:

    Bayantel kami dito sa Bicol… 3mb connection. Mas mabilis kaysa 3mb ng globe. Stable ang bayantel dito.

  3. mike says:

    they should be testing the speeds on different locations and during peek hours =)

  4. Alexx says:

    Unahin nyo sa mandaluyong!!! Walang network provider na aabot ng 3mbs especially during primetime!! Grr .. Hopeless!

  5. Jon says:

    Heh. Pretty much the same experience I have with PLDT and Globe.

    PLDT gives you a little more than what you pay for. However, when you have issues with their service, getting in touch with them is a nightmare. Stability of the connection is sometimes an issue.

    As for Globe, more or less stable, but you don’t exactly get the speed you pay for. Right now, I pay for 5mbps but only get 4 to 4.2mbps. I always complained about this but they say speed is acceptable because it is within 70 percent of subscribed speed (I wish I could pay them only 70 percent of my bill then). On good days, service is fairly stable. I can work from home and access my workstation remotely consistently. Customer service is hit and miss. Mostly miss, but I can cope.

  6. BIKTIMA KAMI LAHAT NG SUN CELLULAR says:

    OMG!!!
    FELLOW FILIPINO SUBSCRIBERS, DOES ANYONE OF YOU BELIEVE ANY OF THESE HULLABALOO ON SPEED TESTING THE LOCAL TELCOS.
    SINCE WHEN DID THE DEVIL BETRAY SATAN???
    IN ALL OF INTERNET HISTORY, SINCE WHEN HAS NTC LIFTED A SINGLE FINGER IN PROTECTING THE INTERESTS OF THE LOCAL SUBSCRIBERS???
    NEVER!!!
    SO WHY NOW???
    INSTEAD NTC IS BEHOLDEN ONLY TO THE WELFARE OF THESE OPPRESSIVE TELCOS WHO FEED THE MOUTHS OF THESE NTC SCAMBUGS!!!
    NTC IS THE WORST TRAITOR TO THE FILIPINO PEOPLE SINCE THE WORLD WARS!!!
    HAVE THEY ALREADY RENEWED THEIR CORRUPT WAYS??? MAY BE NOT IN THE NEXT 10 MORE WORLD WARS!!!

    THE NTC = PNOY = MAR ROXAS…
    WOW… WHAT A CATASTROPHE, WE ARE ALL DOOMED IN THE 2016 ELECTIONS!!!

    THEREFORE, WHAT RELIEF IS EVER LEFT TO THE FILIPINOS?

    ONLY THIS -> ANY OTHER PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE BUT MAR ROXAS… PLEASE!!!

    • Wow. What a great statement to advertise Mar roxas. People should stop complaining and do their part. It goes for both the citizens and the government employees. But those are all too good to come true. But the point is, when are you going to stop complaining in hopes for a better country when you yourself don’t help your country? You can’t just rely on government employees forever.

  7. Jjj says:

    Wehh pldt lumampas sa 3mbps advertised. . never pa nangyari yan samin. . usually 2 to 2.5mbps lng.

  8. mark says:

    My internet is bayantel

    Ours is 5 Mbps but actual caps at 4.6-4.7 Mbps. they said it is expected. sayang yung 300-400 kbps pero stable naman siya to be fair.

  9. Jim De Nooij says:

    since the agreement with PLDT can we expect better faster and cheaper internet?

  10. NotaSheep says:

    What’s the point of this research!? i thought they were researching ways to get FASTER and CHEAPER internet!!?!?!?

  11. jbartigo says:

    Subscriber po aq ng Globe mysuperplan super bagal ang internet connection ko dinadhilan nila ung fair usage policy diko maintindihan po kung bkit nag offer pa ang globe ng unlimited surfing tapos kinocontrol pla nla, NTC pls. Help us.

  12. WOW !!! says:

    WOW… THE NTC IS NOW TESTING THE INTERNET SPEEDS OF THE LOCAL TELCOS!!!
    WOW… IF & WHEN THE SIGNALS COME OUT TO BE REALLY SLOW, THEN WHAT NOW???
    WOW… NTC WILL REPRIMAND THE ERRING TELCOS!!! REALLY???
    WOW… NTC WILL PENALIZE THE TELCOS!!! SURE???
    WOW… SINCE WHEN DID THE DEVIL BETRAY SATAN?!?!?!
    WOW !!!

  13. BIKTIMA KAMI LAHAT NG SUN CELLULAR says:

    .WOW… THE NTC IS NOW TESTING THE INTERNET SPEEDS OF THE LOCAL TELCOS!!!
    WOW… IF & WHEN THE SIGNALS COME OUT TO BE REALLY SLOW, THEN WHAT NOW???
    WOW… NTC WILL REPRIMAND THE ERRING TELCOS!!! REALLY???
    WOW… NTC WILL PENALIZE THE TELCOS!!! SURE???
    WOW… SINCE WHEN DID THE DEVIL BETRAY SATAN?!?!?!
    WOW !!!

  14. chris says:

    wow pumasa ung globe haha tae na this d nga maka abot ng 1mbps sa area namen apartida may tore pa ng globe sa tabe namn hahahaha

  15. Estong says:

    After testing, whats next?
    Nonsense. Waste of time, money, and effort.
    Wala din naman silang gagawin after the tests.
    Para may masabi lang na may ginawa sila.
    Wala akong katiwa-tiwa sa NTC. Patalsikin na ang namumuno dyan, nasusuhulan.

  16. Pierre says:

    Dapat Ma Sensationalize ung INTERNET CONNECTION ng media as in overhype like ung traffic sa EDSA para pati pulis i-deploy na din sa NTC haha. we need to put the spotlight to these TELCOS. overprice na under delivered pa.

  17. JP Concepcion says:

    It should be done randomly, since telco’s have a capability on boosting their signals and even throughput on the network if they would know the NTC’s targeted testing environment. It will still become a bias testing and results will be irrelevant to the consumers.

  18. 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…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Open

Close