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Globe vs. Smart: Who's Faster in Mobile Internet?

The latest OpenSignal report reveals various statistics on the state of mobile networks in the Philippines

Once again, Smart Communications outsped Globe Telecom in terms of mobile internet speed, according to mobile operator analyst OpenSignal.In its report titled “Mobile Networks Update: Philippines (August 2018)," OpenSignal revealed that Smart recorded an overall average download speed of 7.46 Mbps between ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | August 31, 2018 12:00:00
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Globe, Smart Rush to Boost Mobile Internet Service Ahead of 3rd Telco Entry

Telecom duo’s performance in 4G availability and LTE speeds up from last year

The OpenSignal said that Smart is fast catching up with Globe’s services as it has continuously improved its LTE signal availability and speed scores in the past three reportsThe country’s two wireless telecom service providers, Globe Telecom and Smart Communications, posted better ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | March 16, 2018 11:00:00
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Pinoys Spent the Longest Time on Social Media in the World in 2017, Says Report

We Are Social and Hootsuite's report gives an overview of the digital space in the Philippines and around the world

On average, a Filipino internet user spent three hours and 57 minutes per day on a social media platform in 2017. While that is slightly less than the 2016 average of four hours and 17 minutes, it is still the highest average ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | January 31, 2018 06:00:00
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PH Internet Speed Most Improved in Asia but Still the Slowest

The country’s internet speed averaged at 5.5 mbps in the first quarter of 2017

The Philippines’ internet speed averaged at 5.5 Mbps in the first quarter of 2017, according to the latest State of the Internet connectivity report by US-based content delivery network provider Akamai Technologies.Similar to last quarter, that put the Philippines as the slowest ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | June 01, 2017 03:00:00
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PH Internet Speed Improves 44% But is Still Asia’s Slowest

Current internet speed is 4.5 Mbps, which is lower than global average of 7 Mbps

Average internet speed in the Philippines improved by 44 percent in 2016 compared to a year ago, said Akamai Technologies, a content delivery network services provider in the US.However, the Philippines' current internet speed of 4.5 Mbps is still the slowest among ...

by Pauline Macaraeg and Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | March 10, 2017 04:00:00
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Do Filipinos Spend the Most Time on Social Media Because of Slow Internet?

Data shows there is a correlation between internet speed and how long people spend on social media

Digital in 2017, the latest report by social media agency We Are Social and social media management platform Hootsuite, showed that internet users in the Philippines led in time spent on social media, averaging 4.3 hours a day. This marks the second ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | January 25, 2017 06:00:00