Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Broadband Hi-Speed Plans, Really?
In the world of downloading, streaming and online gaming, Pilipinas (Philippines) telecom company pride itself in providing its customers of hi-speed Internet access from 1Mbps up to 10 Mbps (which is the maximum achievable bandwidth) In reality, the average real speed that users likely achieve is way lower than what is advertise. But is it truly hi-speed? Comparing it to Singapore's Home broadband speed, it goes from 100Mbps up to 300Mbps (again maximum achievable bandwidth).
For non-techies, at 1 Mbps, the maximum achievable speed is 1 Mbit/s (1 million bits per second), which is equivalent to 0.125 MB/s (megabyte per second).
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Based on the latest ranking published by Akamai Technologies, South Korea has the fastest average Internet speed at 23.6 Mbit/s, Singapore at 8.4 Mbit/s while the Philippines is at 49th place at 2.1 Mbit/s. Will we even reach the speed of 1 Gbit/s (1,000 Mbit/s)?
I guess this brings us to the classic physics question that speed is relative depending on the object and the observer. When we see it fast, others see it as slow. Awww or maybe lol is better.
Philippine Telecom Residential Hi-Speed Plan, slow and overprice?