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Globe issues?

Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by DavyL200, Oct 1, 2016.

  1. ChMacQueen

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    I think its simply their service is simply way oversold and their servers are congested at the hubs going to the backbones. You can get a perfect speedtest done going to their servers in Cebu/Manila but as soon as you leave the Philippines be it to Singapore, HK, or the US it goes to crap even when you use a server that has a very solid and high end backbone.

    Then one has to remember a backbone is like having a 10 lane highway. Its not 10 lanes each way its a max of 10 lanes and the ISP can decide how many lanes going each way of the 10 lanes. Here in the Philippines the ratio they use is probably closer to 9 lanes for download and 1 lane for upload.

    Well their just isn't enough allotted to the upload lane as everything you do on the internet requires some bit of uploading but almost every Filipino has at least 1 FB page and they constantly upload photo's sometimes dozens of photo's of the same thing and a half dozen pictures are nearly identical. Add it to everything else doing uploads. But the catch is that the download lanes are also congested especially at peak time so they can't simply swap one of those to an upload lane without making things worse. Also consider the server your talking to is that appointment that expects you there at exactly 1pm and if your more then 4 seconds late then they cancel your appointment and give it to someone else. Hence internet times out because your data packets got lost or just to slow to reach its destination address.

    What would be an interesting experimentative day is if the Philippines blocked facebook and such social apps for uploading and sharing photo's for a day and see how much things changed.

    *Disclaimer*. No I'm not blaming FB for these things but look at how many Filipono's use the internet and its often just browsing pictures of FB especially other people's FB and uploading more Photo's themselves. Hence why FB is really the only online place to advertise.
     
  2. AlwaysRt

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    OK, update as promised.

    I have the Globe 5mb postpaid plan just installed in Valencia, 100 meters North of the school. Speedtest to Manila 51ms ping, 5.3mb down, 2.3mb up. Speedtest to Los Angeles California, 185ms ping, 4.2mb down, 3.9mb up. Tests were run back to back at 4:15pm (a few minutes ago). Overall I am pretty pleased, and a bit surprised to be honest.
     
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    The Philippines are simply badly connected as a whole, and network wise Negros appears to be particularly far away from Manila where most of the overseas cables arrive.

    Check out Submarine Cable Map and you'll see what I mean.

    However I think all the big content providers like Facebook, YouTube or Netflix by now have their own infrastructure in place in Manila or elsewhere not too far away, otherwise things would be much worse.
     
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    Well they are at it again, whatever it is they do lol.........Globe has been sh*t for the last couple days (more than usual)...
    will do nothing, and betting it will pick up in a few days....
     
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  5. AlwaysRt

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    I am in Valencia now, have the Globe LTE postpaid plan with 50GB/month cap. Had been saving up movie downloads and last night I did my switch over to prepaid sim set to time (p5/15 minutes but usually get longer). Midnight to 2:30am this morning downloaded 30GB - actually this was slower than 'normal' because half the movies were 50s sci-fi and there are very few seeders.
     
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    Same with me. Had maybe 120 Kbps. Yesterday down to 20 Kbps. I'm paying for 7 Mbps (to Cebu).
     
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    Maybe Globe used up their bandwidth for the month and they are buying a GB at a time?
     
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    You did not mentioned the location where you metered that speed.
     
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    Certainly not the Philippines. That was mobile speed in Georgia.}
     
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