My recent visit to Thunderbird Resort in Binangonan, Rizal made me realize one thing, cheap prices could also means cheap services. I availed a 3-day prepaid unlimited internet from this certain ISP for just P100, so that is approximately P33.00 per day (whereas, in Globe Tattoo they offer a one day unlimited internet for P50.00, so there is a 17 peso difference) But when I arrived at the venue, there is no signal, I can't even connect. That is so frustrating to me because I have two deadline that day, and the wifi is also congested at the area.
My intentions to save a few peso resulted to a very slow internet and I got no work done the whole day. Yay? No. Good thing Globe 4G is here. The fastest internet connection I'm looking for is finally here. Globe Telecom is actually the first to roll out 4G mobile technology in Philippines. The first phase of the roll out utilizes the global standard HSPA+ (Evolved High-Speed Packet Access) and will complement Globe Telecom’s existing 4G WiMAX (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access) network.
“Globe is again pioneering innovation in the Philippines. With the uptake in broadband both on mobile and through other devices, customers want faster broadband in more places. Globe is continuously looking for ways to improve our network infrastructure to meet the demand for quality services. In 2009, we were the first carrier to launch 4G through our WiMax network. Today, we extend our leadership by taking 4G mobile. With our high speed broadband rollout, Globe will continue to lead in customer experience by giving our subscribers better, faster, and more reliable broadband connections on their phone, laptop, PC or tablet,” said Ernest Cu, the President and CEO of Globe Telecom.
Globe is already the first and largest 4G network in the Philippines. Since April of 2009, Globe has aggressively pursued plans to establish its 4G footprint in the country with industry leading availability of WiMAX. As the country’s 4G pioneer, with one of the largest WiMAX deployments in Southeast Asia, Globe has already made 4G available in 1,500+ sites in nearly 60 provinces across the country that covered 365 cities, including Manila, Caloocan, Cainta, Antipolo, Taytay, Plaridel, Cabanatuan, Dasmarinas, Bacoor, Imus, Tanza, Calamba, Batangas City, Cebu City, Cagayan De Oro & Zamboanga.
About 4G and HSPA+
In a nutshell HSPA+, or Evolved High-Speed Packet Access, is a 4G wireless, mobile, high speed broadband technology that allows for peak theoretical download speeds of up to 21 Mbps with upgradeability for 84Mbps. With HSPA+ technology, subscribers will experience high peak rates, lower latency, improved “always-on experience”, better multimedia upload, high-speed web browsing, and faster streaming and downloads. Under Globe HSPA+ network, subscribers are expected to enjoy browsing at an average speed of 4-6 Mbps with even faster peak speeds. HSPA+ is the chosen mobile 4G standard for other carriers globally including AT&T and T-mobile in the US.
Back in November of last year, Globe completed field trials of another 4G standard, 3GPP Long Term Evolution (more commonly known as LTE) wireless technology together with the SingTel Group and NEC Corporation. The field trial verified a variety of LTE functions such as quality of service; latency and hand-over within urban areas were tested as these are required for commercial use of the technology.
This technology is not just perfect for us bloggers, but also to ordinary consumers who want fast and reliable internet that will worth our money. Using this technology I'm sure blogging will be a breeze, video uploads will be much faster and getting news from the internet will be hassle-free. In the end, I think if you want a better ISP service, pay for it and don't settle for anything less.