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Globe Versus Smart: Who Provides Better Mobile Data Services?

The two companies are working double time as a new telco prepares to launch

It looks the country’s largest telecommunication companies are working double time before the third telco sweeps in and starts offering services to the public, as both Globe and Smart were found to be providing better than historically recorded mobile data services, according ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez for Esquire Philippines  | March 09, 2019 08:00:00
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Turns Out, Your Mobile LTE Data is Faster Than Wi-Fi

But the difference won't make your connection lightning fast

When you want to download something on your phone, would you rather use your mobile data or connect to a Wi-Fi network? Chances are you’ll go for the latter, as aside from being cheaper, Wi-Fi connections are much faster than mobile.But a ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido for Esquire Philippines  | December 12, 2018 03:00:00
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Forever Buffering: Is Online Video Experience in PH Really Worst in the Entire World?

Yes, says the latest OpenSignal report

Online video streaming experience in the Philippines was found to be the worst in the world according to the latest report of wireless telecom analyst OpenSignal released on September 25.Ranking last out of 69 countries, the Philippines was reported to have the ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | September 26, 2018 09:00:00
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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 Ramp Up Internet Speeds as Gov’t Tarries in Choosing 3rd Telco Player

The two telcos expanded network and adopted technology to boost efficiency of cell sites

Ahead of the government’s efforts to select a third telco player, the country’s two telecom giants Globe Telecom and Smart Communications are reporting noticeable improvements in the quality of their mobile internet services, according to wireless telecom analyst OpenSignal in a report ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | June 01, 2018 10:00:00
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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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Only One ASEAN Country’s Mobile Internet is Slower than PH’s. Can You Guess Which?

Mobile internet speed and availability improved in the Philippines last year but still lags behind most of its neighbors

The Philippines’ mobile internet connection speed averaged 9.49 Mbps in the last quarter of 2017, according to the latest State of LTE report by mobile operator analyst OpenSignal.That means 4G connections were slightly faster in the last quarter of the year, being ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | February 21, 2018 05:00:00
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PH Mobile Internet Loses Speed in July-September, Slowest in ASEAN Again

But OpenSignal report says availability improved slightly

The Philippines’ 4G mobile broadband connection speed averaged 8.24 Mbps in the third quarter of 2017, according to the newest State of LTE report released by mobile operator analyst OpenSignal. That is slower than the country’s average 4G speed in the first ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | November 03, 2017 12:00:00
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4G Speed in PH Improves but Still Least Available in ASEAN

OpenSignal report tracks average speed and availability of LTE in 75 countries

The Philippines’ 4G mobile broadband connection speed averaged 8.59 Mbps in the first quarter of 2017, rising from 7.27 Mbps in the third quarter of 2016, according to mobile operator analyst OpenSignal.In its newest The State of LTE report, OpenSignal measured over ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | June 09, 2017 01:00:00
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Globe vs Smart: Who Offers Faster and More Reliable Mobile Internet?

The results are based on over 500 million measurements from 29,000 smartphone users

In the battle to offer better mobile internet service in the Philippines, the duopoly of Globe Telecom and Smart Communications seem to be just even. While Smart has faster LTE (4G) speed, Globe's LTE connections are more readily available, according to tests ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | March 15, 2017 04:00:00