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  1. charlyB

    charlyB DI Forum Adept

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    Just checked through my VPN to a server in London and getting 49.48 Screenshot (13).png
     
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  2. foobar

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    I'm certainly seeing fast PLDT speeds locally, but... most of what I access isn't local (surprise).

    speedtest to Cebu: 96mpbs (ping 4ms)
    speedtest to Manila: 91mbps (ping 18ms)
    speedtest to Los Angeles: 5.04mpbs (ping 196ms)
    speedtest to Frankfurt: 1.9mpbs (ping 266ms)

    Their national network can be a gazillion gigabits per second, but if the undersea interconnectors are overloaded, it makes no difference - international connectivity will still be sh*t.
     
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    currently globe is pushing their new Gomo Sims with 30gb data for 300 pesos which supposedly does not, as usually the case, expire at the end of the month after activation. Pretty good deal unless they manage to overload their network with this kind of bargain. But maybe they really somehow managed to add some significant bandwidth to their backbones.
     
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  4. JWBobbit

    JWBobbit DI Junior Member

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    These are closed network test results with no user loads. Overloaded cells, poor site setup quality, local interference (cable boosters oscillating, US band RFIDs, illegal cellboosters and many real world Philippines issues will drop that to far less then the other two.

    Plus the reality is Dito has been left the dregs of bands leftover by the Belltel buyout. They have slivers of bandwidth compared to the duopoly.

    Dito will take years to get nationwide coverage so you will have two SIMs to go anywhere.

    They should focus on number portability which was meant to be mandated and coming in this year here. This happened in the 1st world 15 years ago to make operators compete. Globe and Smart have the highest profit margins in SEA they price match data plans and have little reason to change. They are the only two operators who are not concerned about operator Churn, the cost to recover lost subs, as they don't lose many.
     
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    SkipJack DI Senior Member

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    Soon we will be getting these speeds over a mobile connection.

     
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  6. charlyB

    charlyB DI Forum Adept

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    Our internet is from PLDT on the 15mbps plan although every time i do a speed check it is only around 10 but is good enough for what we use it for.
    At the end of last year they gave us a free speed boost to 25mbps for being good customers that paid our bill before the due date, i speed checked it then and sure enough it was always over 20 and sometimes even hitting over 30.
    The speed boost ended last month and we went back to the normal speed, now and again i do a speed check and today for some reason it is over 40mbps (i checked it 4 times)
    Any body else with PLDT experiencing this ?
     
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