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Mobile speed in Philippines 'still below most of developed world' – report

Mar 06, 2019 - 5:15 PM

This is the second report this week that shows Smart being ahead of Globe in terms of mobile internet speeds

Illustration by Alejandro Edoria/Rappler


Britain's largest telco removes Huawei equipment from 4G network

Dec 06, 2018 - 10:27 AM

The telco's announcement comes with Washington reportedly pushing its allies to shun Huawei technology as they roll out next-generation 5G networks

HUAWEI. In this file photo taken on July 8, 2018, a woman uses her mobile phone in front of a Huawei logo at Beijing International Consumer Electronics Expo in Beijing. Photo by Wang Zhao/AFP


Overall mobile data speeds in PH have notably improved – report

Aug 27, 2018 - 11:51 AM

OpenSignal reports that in the last 6 months, Globe’s average overall download speed increased 14% to 5 Mbps while Smart grew 29% to 7.5 Mbps

Smart up by 1,300 LTE sites over Globe, according to latest figures

Aug 20, 2018 - 3:05 PM

Smart, as of the end of June 2018, has 12,600 LTE base stations while Globe, as of May 2018, has 11,300


How fast are LTE internet speeds in Batanes? Here are the readings we got

May 19, 2018 - 10:37 AM

Speed tests show a high of 41 Mbps and a low of 1.54 Mbps in terms of download speeds, and two spots that had no signal


Batanes now LTE-connected

May 05, 2018 - 6:46 PM

Batanes hasn't had a reliable internet connection since Typhoon Ferdie hit the province in 2016. Smart's completion of its LTE network provides users a viable option to connect to the Internet.

All photos by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 15, 2018

Mar 15, 2018 - 9:59 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Thursday.

'IGNORE' UN PROBE. President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the police to 'not respond' to UN rapporteurs if they investigate human rights abuses in his 'war on drugs.' Malacañang file photo

PH remains next to last in 4G speeds, availability in ASEAN – OpenSignal

Mar 15, 2018 - 8:00 AM

OpenSignal says not a lot has changed in terms of mobile network speed and availability from its previous study in the Philippines 6 months ago

The Nokia 8110 4G: Here's what you need to know

Feb 26, 2018 - 12:15 AM

Yes, folks, it'll come with Snake, but that's not all it's packing!

NOKIA 8110 4G. It's the banana phone, reloaded! Screen shot from YouTube.

How fast are internet speeds in ASEAN countries?

Nov 09, 2017 - 7:18 PM

Singapore's internet speeds are the fastest while ASEAN Summit host, Philippines, has the slowest speeds among ASEAN countries tested in Akamai and OpenSignal speed reports


Philippines ranks near bottom in terms of LTE availability, speed – report

Nov 01, 2017 - 9:11 PM

OpenSignal's report says the Philippines ranked 69th in terms of 4G availability at 58.83% in terms of consistent accessibility. The country ranks 74th in terms of LTE connection speeds at an average speed of 8.24 Mbps.

PH 3G and 4G speeds still below global average – study

Oct 04, 2017 - 11:07 AM

Despite slow speeds relative to other countries, mobile internet availability sees some increase over the last six months

PH MOBILE INTERNET. Telcos have made improvements in availability but speeds have yet to reach global standards. Image from Shutterstock


Smart reports PH's first successful 'Voice over LTE' call

Apr 17, 2017 - 5:34 PM

Voice over LTE uses LTE technology to make calls that are crystal clear with almost no background noise and is marketed as HD calling in some places

PLDT partners with Huawei for 5G rollout in 2020

Feb 14, 2017 - 2:55 PM

In a recent visit to the Huawei headquarters PLDT chief Manuel V Pangilinan signs an agreement with the president of a unit of the Chinese ICT giant

IS PH READY? But before rolling out 5G here in the country, PLDT says it will focus on 'future-proofing' its network. Photo from PLDT Incorporated

China's Huawei sues Samsung over wireless patents

May 25, 2016 - 12:15 PM

The lawsuit claims that Samsung and its affiliates have earned billions of dollars by selling [mobile] products that use Huawei s technology

Google opens US access to mobile phone service Project Fi

Mar 08, 2016 - 3:30 PM

Nexus smartphone users across the US can now sign up for Project Fi without waiting for an invite

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 29: The new Nexus 5X phone is displayed during a Google media event on September 29, 2015 in San Francisco, California. Google unveiled its 2015 smartphone lineup, the Nexus 5x and Nexus 6P, the new Chromecast and new Android 6.0 Marshmallow software features. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

4G LTE, solusi Internet ‘lemot’ di Indonesia?

Jan 08, 2016 - 3:06 PM

Apakah dengan adanya teknologi 4G LTE dapat menyelesaikan permasalahan Internet lemot di Indonesia?

Mengintip perkembangan 4G LTE dan permasalahan Internet lemot di Indonesia. Foto dari Tech in Asia

Ramon Ang: We hope to open 3rd major telco by 2016

Oct 15, 2015 - 7:58 AM

The moment we switch on our telco it will be a superior network San Miguel Corporation s Ramon S Ang says

3RD PLAYER. 'We're building a mobile broadband telecommunications network. We can switch on the network next year for people not to experience problem with telecom anymore,' SMC's Ramon Ang (3rd from left) says. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

PLDT 2015 budget may exceed P40B

Jun 10, 2015 - 9:38 AM

This year would mark PLDT s highest capital spending budget to date in a bid to defend its market share

LIE NORTH. PLDT Chairman Manuel Pangilinan says his company will spend more than its initial estimate of P39 billion for the year to ramp up 3G, 4G coverage expansion. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Android One smartphone initiative heads to Turkey

May 13, 2015 - 2:58 PM

In Turkey General Mobile will release the General Mobile 4G the first LTE capable smartphone of the Android One line

GENERAL MOBILE 4G. Image from Google.

TechRap gift guide: budget smartphones

Dec 16, 2014 - 5:28 PM

Need gift ideas? We have a rundown of budget smartphones that could just what you re looking for

The wRap Indonesia: Dec. 10, 2014

Dec 10, 2014 - 12:20 PM

The opposition s u turn on the regional direct elections issue the roll out of 4G services in Indonesia celebration of human rights day and more

4G-ENABLED? Telkomsel has begun rolling out its 4G service in Indonesia. File photo by EPA

Globe expands LTE coverage in Visayas and Mindanao

Sep 26, 2014 - 3:17 PM

Globe partners with French firm Alcatel Lucent to upgrade the regions from WiMax to 4G in a bid to provide faster connectivity experience

Smart called out for 5G technology ads

Aug 21, 2014 - 7:15 AM

Smart s 5G looks to be the equivalent of previously accepted 4G speeds from a definition 4 years prior before a policy change muddied the waters

BRINGING 5G? An advertisement on Smart's website announces the arrival of 5G LTE-Advanced technology. Screen shot from Smart website.

Smart-Globe race for faster internet connection heats up

Oct 14, 2013 - 7:26 AM

The race is heating up between rivals Smart Communications Inc and Globe Telecom Inc to provide subscribers with fast internet connection

FASTER INTERNET. LTE hunting at the University of Santo Tomas. File photo by Michael Josh Villanueva/Rappler

TechRap: Smartphone camera shootout

Jun 30, 2013 - 8:00 AM

We throw 3 smartphones the HTC One Samsung Galaxy S4 and the iPhone 5 into the TechRap battle for a camera phone shootout

Globe 4G LTE rolls out in Makati CBD

Jan 06, 2013 - 11:33 AM

With the completion of the first phase of its 4G LTE network rollout Globe Telecom subscribers can now enjoy clearer calls on time text messages faster surfing and downloading through an advanced 3G and an expanding 4G network in Makati

UST: LTE hunting at the University of Santo Tomas

Smart vs Globe: Good LTE Hunting

Dec 06, 2012 - 9:19 PM

Forget the press releases and the marketing speak what s the true state of LTE in the Philippines today?

Australians first to get hands on new iPhone

Sep 21, 2012 - 7:37 AM

Gadget lovers in Australia were the first to get their hands on the new iPhone 5 with lines snaking around Apple s flagship store in Sydney

LTE now commercially available in PH

Aug 25, 2012 - 9:56 PM

The next wave in 4G technology is finally available to everyday Filipino consumers

Apple fined $2.29-M over Australian '4G' iPad

Jun 21, 2012 - 9:34 AM

A federal court fined Apple US 2 29 M for misleading Australian consumers about the local 4G capability of its next generation iPad