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Utilities & Mobile Internet speed measured in ph but results are not public

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    Telecommunications firms have agreed to have their Internet speed performance measured but drew the line on disclosing the results to the public, an IT website reported on Saturday.

    A report on newsbytes.ph said the Philippine Chamber of Telecommunications Operators (PCTO) and Philippine Association of Private Telecommunications Companies (PAPTELCO) submitted a position paper conveying their stance to the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC).

    Internet Service Providers proposed that NTC should talk to underperforming ISPs in private and asked the agency to publish only the average speed of the entire local ISP industry.

    An Ookla survey revealed that the Philippines has one of the slowest and most expensive internet service in the world, prompting Senate Committee on Trade, Commerce, and Entrepreneurship Paolo Benigno Aquino to initiate an investigation on ISPs' performance.


    More from: Telcos agree on service speed appraisal, but ask NTC to keep metrics private | Economy | GMA News Online
     
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    That's just funny.

    Questions:
    1. Why do they need to agree to it?
    2. Why do they get to tell the government the study can't be made public?
    (Note: There are rhetorical questions. We all already know why they can call the shots and demand it not be made public.)
     
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    Makes them feel better to agree to it, even though they have no choice in the matter :biggrin:
    It's all about large profits and not caring about what people think,it's a take it or leave it attitude,they don't care either way.
     
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    I'm sure another reason they don't want it to be made public is because they will lose a lot of face. If it is not made public and only an average is shown for all ISPs individual companies can deny it is their service that is the one bringing the average down (saving face). It's quite pathetic.
     
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    Another thought on why the isp's want it kept secret is to cover up their scamming of customers with false speeds for years. Customer's are probably thinking they are getting broadband speeds because its what is shown to them on a speed test but their real speed is much different. The catch is all the ISPs only check their Philippine server and fight hard to not ever ping anything else but to get a real measure of internet speed one must check outside the Philippines to test the backbone as the Philippines has really no real part of the internet. People will find that 3Mbps, 5Mbps, or 10Mbps business package they are paying for isn't really much different most of the time then that 1Mbps package. Why do major video streaming services say to get HD quality video streams one needs a 3Mbps connection but if you have that 3Mbps connection here your buffering 3x the video length or its quality is downgraded.
     
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    According to a National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) circular, the commission will begin publishing official speed measurements of internet service providers (ISPs), giving consumers the ability compare the official speeds with the ISP's advertised speeds, GMA News TV program “State of the Nation with Jessica Soho” reported on Monday. - See more at: NTC to publish ISPs' official internet speeds | SciTech | GMA News Online
     
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    I use speedtest.net to check my internet speed from time to time. On a good day it will indicate around 4 Mbps and on a horriffic day where I can not even load my email it will report around 1-2 Mbps. The 1 to 2 Mbps is obviously a BS reading. If I check against a local IP like Smart in Makati it`s very good. If I check to say Toronto it`s still fairly decent.

    Is there anyone her that could tell me;
    Q: Is it possible to add a higher priority to a specific IP address.
    I have trust issues with the ISPs here.
     
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    I hope this will be a positive thing. Put a bit of pressure on the ISPs here to step up their game.
     
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