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China ahead of U.S. in 5G race – report

Aug 08, 2018 - 3:13 PM

China reportedly has ten times more sites supporting 5G communications than the US

5G PARK. Huawei is busy developing 5G technologies and products at their headquarters in Shenzhen, China. Photo by Kyle Chua/Rappler

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

Smart to upgrade cell sites in Marikina, Quezon City

Oct 09, 2017 - 9:35 PM

This upgrade is expected to improve Smart's mobile data service, particularly long term evolution (LTE) and 3G, in the two cities

BETTER SERVICE? This comprehensive network modernization and expansion program is at the core of the PLDT group's digital pivot. Rappler file photo

India's mobile internet use increases ninefold

Jun 02, 2017 - 4:27 PM

The explosion in data use comes after the country s richest man Mukesh Ambani shook up the telecoms market with the launch of new operator Jio in September

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

Smart expanding LTE coverage to more municipalities

Mar 26, 2017 - 11:55 PM

The expansion is part of Smart s 3 year network rollout plan where it told the NTC that it will make LTE progressively available to users in 1 551 cities and municipalities by 2018

PROMISE TO NTC. Smart vows to provide more users LTE service by 2017. Rappler file photo

Globe Telecom targets 500 more LTE 700 MHz cell sites by end-2016

Aug 29, 2016 - 1:05 AM

Globe Telecom accelerates the deployment of cell sites using the 700 MHz band amid a court battle against the Philippine Competition Commission regarding the San Miguel telco buyout

SPEED UP. These cell sites are expected to substantially improve mobile Internet experience of customers in the region. Image from Shutterstock

PH telcos told: Make most of Wi-Fi, target youth

Jul 10, 2016 - 4:50 PM

The youth are an interesting segment to target in the Philippines says Sean Gowran president and country manager of Ericsson Philippines and Pacific Islands

TARGET NICHE. Ericsson's Gowran has a recommendation to local telcos: Youth is an interesting segment to target in the Philippines. Photo by Ericsson

Smart launches LTE-Advanced in the PH

Apr 15, 2016 - 11:35 PM

LTE A can reach speeds of up to 250 mbps It is now available in Boracay and will be present in other cities soon

HERE'S TO FASTER INTERNET. Smart Communications executives celebrate the launching of LTE-Advacned

Platforms are conquering the business world – Internet experts

May 02, 2015 - 8:30 AM

Platforms are creating a world where every consumer is now also a producer

Why ICT is one of the best ways to combat poverty in Asia

Apr 20, 2015 - 1:54 PM

Studies show a 10 increase in internet penetration leads on average to 1 sustainable GDP growth

Image from Shutterstock

How the Internet has changed the quest for knowledge then and now

Apr 10, 2015 - 6:31 PM

Is it a better time for students new graduates and ordinary citizens now than in years past? Let’s take a look

Internet adoption slows for 4th year in a row –

Feb 25, 2015 - 11:14 PM

According to the report Internet adoption slows from 14 7 in 2010 to just 6 6 in 2014

STATE OF CONNECTIVITY. Image from Facebook Newsroom.

Smart to launch data roaming bundles in March

Feb 18, 2015 - 5:37 PM

About 6 million Filipino overseas travelers are expected to benefit from the offers which aim at cushioning data roaming charges

Love in the time of online dating

Feb 14, 2015 - 10:30 AM

There has been a noticeable rise in online dating usage particularly days leading to Valentine’s and noobs or newbies tend to be the most active users on days following February 14

How e-commerce can tug at your heartstrings

Feb 13, 2015 - 6:46 PM

Online virtual encounters can come full circle You ll never know who and what you ll find

As Pope Francis leaves, network services returns to normal

Jan 19, 2015 - 8:59 PM

Millions of mobile phone subscribers lost signal during papal events in a government directed shutdown to ensure the Pope s safety

PAALAM! Pope Francis waves goodbye to the crowd assembled at the Villamor Airbase tarmac (not seen in photo) as he boards the plane that will bring him to Rome. Rappler screengrab

No network service? It's for Pope's safety, say telcos

Jan 16, 2015 - 3:46 PM

UPDATED Telco operators disrupt mobile services in Metro Manila following a government order

Mobile Internet usage to rise in 2015 – Smart

Dec 03, 2014 - 12:46 PM

Smart Communications Inc says that the free Internet promo will further boost mobile Internet usage

What’s the typical Indonesian mobile Internet user like?

Nov 27, 2014 - 1:18 PM

Baidu Indonesia releases a white paper that gives insights into Indonesian mobile user trends

Indonesians go for low- to mid-range Android smartphones, according to a white paper released by Baidu Indonesia. File photo by EPA

Smart network expands free Internet offer, extends to Jan 5

Oct 03, 2014 - 3:22 PM

The free service now covers the 72 million subscribers of the PLDT group including postpaid and broadband subscribers

Globe’s free Facebook offer returns Oct 3

Oct 03, 2014 - 2:18 PM

The Ayala led telecommunications firm will roll out access to Facebook to its 43 million subscribers from October 3 to 5

N. Korea to offer 3G to foreign visitors

Feb 22, 2013 - 4:10 PM

North Korea opens up mobile 3G for foreigners after easing restrictions on visitors bringing their own devices into the country

NORTH KOREAN 3G. Picture of the Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum's main monument. Photo by Hanneke Vermeulen off Wikipedia.