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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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PLDT's Smart To Deploy 5G Mobile Tech in PH Next Year

The telco signs supply deal with telecoms network technology provider Ericsson

PLDT Inc., the Philippines’ largest telecommunications group, announced on August 10 that its wireless subsidiary, Smart Communications Inc., has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Swedish multinational telecoms networking technology provider Ericsson to roll out “the country’s first 5G pilot network” ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | August 13, 2018 03:00:00
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Rates on Calls and Texts to Other Networks to Drop 67%-80% by August

National Telecommunications Commission set to publish order that takes effect 15 days after

The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) is publishing an order instructing telecommunication companies to lower interconnection rates on calls and texts on Friday, July 20. The order takes effect 15 days after, or in early August. The order is seen to benefit the ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | July 19, 2018 05:00:00
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All Globe, Smart Prepaid Loads Now Valid For One Year

The country's two biggest telecoms networks are now fully compliant with DICT, NTC and DTI order

 Prepaid subscribers of the country’s two major telecoms networks may now use their load credits up to one year after purchase, the companies announced in separate statements released on Thursday, July 5.“Effectively July 5, 2018, all Globe prepaid load, including those with ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | July 05, 2018 02:00:00
Run & Grow

12 Science-Backed Ways to Make Yourself Smarter

From chewing gum to having more sex, here are some things you can do to boost your brain power

One simple way to make yourself smarter is to believe that it's possible and tell yourself you're smart. Other simple hacks include getting more exercise, taking naps and socializing more often. Of course, there are some off-the-beaten-path tricks to making yourself smarter too. For example, ...

by Rose Leadem  | June 18, 2018 06:00:00
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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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PLDT Vows ”?"Fiber-Speed” of 50-100 Mbps for Half of DSL Customers by End-2018

Plans record Php58 billion in capital expenditures as government attracts third telco player

The PLDT Group is committing a record Php58-billion capital spending budget for 2018, as it strengthens its fixed-line and wireless services, PLDT Inc. Chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan said in a press conference on Tuesday, March 8.“It’s gone up to Php58 billion because ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | March 12, 2018 10:00:00
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Which PH Tycoons Are Partnering with Their Potential Disruptors?

PwC’s 2017 Philippine Startup Survey says big businesses are tying up with innovative startups

Among the many roles worn by a startup is that of a disruptor. Many startups describe their technology, products and/or services as disruptive of incumbent industry players. They are changing the game by offering an innovative solution that is more efficient than ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | October 20, 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
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MVP Vows to Bring PLDT Back to Path of Profit Growth This Year

CEO projects recurring core income to rise 6% for the first time in three years in 2017

PLDT Inc. reported today that consolidated core income fell 21 percent to Php27.9 billion in 2016 compared to the previous year on the back of falling revenue from wireless voice and SMS. The Philippines' biggest telecommunications company said consolidated service revenue eased ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | March 07, 2017 02:00:00
Business Ideas

How to start your own e-load retail business

Want to start a quick and simple business to earn extra cash on the side? An eLoad retail business might be for you.

Looking to start your own e-load business but don’t know where or how to start? Here are answers to the most frequently asked questions about the e-loading business that could help you start your own business today. 1.    What do I need ...

by Angelica Louise G. Dantes  | March 24, 2015 04:00:00
Business Ideas

Measuring performance

Read how these 10 measures can ensure your business is in tip top shape.

What\\\'s the right approach for a manager-entrepreneur like you? What style suitable to your company\\\'s culture and standard will help you create an objective process with your employees?What most people focus on when they ask these questions is finding out what the ...

by Reylito Elbo  | January 02, 2012 06:00:00
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