Singtel to abolish ADSL network in April next year

Alyza Angeles, writing for Yugatech;

Singtel, one of Singapore’s largest telecommunication companies, said that it will put an end to its copper-based ADSL network in April next year.

They have to stop using copper-based ADSL network anyway. This forces connection providers to speed up their upgrade process.

PLDT expands Cavite broadband coverage

Joey Maceda, writing for Yugatech;

Telecommunications titan PLDT has expanded the reach of its fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) facilities to 23 cities and municipalities in the province of Cavite.

As always, great news for the residents of Cavite.

SE Asia undersea cables got cut; slower internet ensues

Carl Lamiel, writing for Yugatech;

Reports from several SouthEast Asian news sources have mentioned that the region’s Asia-American Gateway (AAG), TGA-Intra Asia (TGA-IA) and SEA-ME-WE3 (SMW3) cables all have suffered damages during the past weeks. AAG had been damaged as it was ruptured in two locations: 66 kilometers (41 miles) and 85 kilometers from its Hong Kong station. Meanwhile, TGA-IA cable’s damage was seen by experts at around 54 kilometers from the same island.

This is bad!

Telco reports improvement in mobile internet speed

Miguel R. Camus, reporting for the Philippine Daily Inquirer;

PLDT Inc.’s flagship mobile unit, Smart Communications, said mobile internet speed improved toward the end of last year as it rolled out more LTE sites made possible with newly- secured radio frequencies.

The telco said this a statement citing the Asia Network Quality Report of J.P. Morgan Securities covering the fourth quarter of 2016. The statement did not include the original report, and details only covered mobile speed, not coverage and reliability.

Smart said data from the report showed that LTE download speeds in the country hit 8.24 megabits per second in the last quarter of 2016, up from the 7.27 Mbps national LTE average posted in the previous quarter.
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This was compared to Indonesia’s LTE average speed of 6.66 Mbps for the same period.

PLDT to expand reach of FTTH service by 80%

PLDT Home;

Leading telco and digital services provider PLDT will expand the reach of its fiber-powered fixed line network by about 80% to 4.4 million homes passed by the end of 2017, making available ultra-fast internet connection via its fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) service accessible to Filipino families in more areas of the country.

I always recommend people to just avail of the fixed line internet connection of their provider, since it more stable and reliable than wireless, the only caveat is the its more expensive.

Globe sets out to conquer homes, on track at deploying 2M home broadband by 2020

Globe;

Globe Telecom is on track to hit its target of rolling out 2 million home broadband with speed of at least 10 Mbps by 2020, in line with its commitment to improve fixed internet in the Philippines. Unlike its mobile internet rollout, the strategy of Globe for home broadband is to provide reliable and high speed fixed internet one area at a time. The company announced that to date, over 260,000 home broadband lines have already been deployed.