Monday , 14 October 2019

Unlocking Tech

Globe, Smart in A Close Match with 4G Availability According to Opensignal

Smart still delivers better 4G speeds in spite of a decrease in download speeds Both Globe and Smart have been working on improving 4G connectivity in the Philippines, and Opensignal’s latest report shows that Smart is still the better telco provider in spite of Globe catching up on various metrics. In its September 2019 report, Globe has reached the 75% …

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Select PLDT Fibr Customers Receiving Speed Boosts For Free

Confirmed by several subscribers Here’s some good news for PLDT Fibr subscribers: the telco company is recently rolling out speed boost to current Fibr plans free of charge. Our editor-in-chief John received the notification and was informed that the speed boost will take effect within 24 hours. The link in the said message brings you to this verification page, where …

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5 Ways vivo Helped in Shaping the Smartphone Industry

Pushing for innovation, one step at a time Since 2009, vivo has been working hard in pushing for smartphone innovation. Whether it may involve new design cues or clever solutions, vivo makes sure to make them available not just to flagship phones, but also with mid-range models. Let’s look back at how the brand helped in shaping the smartphone industry: …

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Huawei brings 5G One Step Closer to the Philippines with the 5G CPE Pro

One step closer to realizing 5G in the Philippines As the leader in 5G, Huawei has already signed more than fifty commercial contracts with network operators along with over 150,000 base stations installed across the globe. Huawei is currently working on bringing 5G to the Philippines. Part of its efforts includes bringing in its 5G equipment to our shores starting …

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Manila Debuts WiFi Kiosk at Andres Bonifacio Monument

The kiosk can accommodate up to 100 users As part of its efforts in modernizing Manila and providing internet access for everyone, Mayor Isko Moreno debuts the first ISKOnek WiFi Kiosk at Andres Bonifacio Monument. Powered by Eastern Communications, the WiFi kiosk can cater to up to 100 users, giving them free internet access—up to 80mbps based on initial tests—for …

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Smart Rolls Out VoLTE to Metro Manila Subscribers

Expect better quality calls with this feature After making the first successful Voice over LTE (VoLTE) call in 2017, Smart is rolling out the service to its Metro Manila subscribers. To recap, VoLTE makes use of LTE networks to deliver improved call quality with almost no background noise. The feature also allows for users to browse the internet while receiving …

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Manila Mayor Isko Moreno Partners with PLDT and Smart

Free internet access for Manilenos! As part of Manila Mayor Isko Moreno’s efforts in reshaping Manila, PLDT and Smart partnered with the city government of Manila to provide free WiFi access to select areas in Manila. LIVE: Free WiFi for Manileños to be built in the following areas: Manila City HallOspital ng MaynilaTondo Medical CenterGat Andres Medical Center Universidad de …

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Help Mother Nature With A Tap With GCash Forest

GCash is looking to plant 365,000 trees Want to do your part for Mother Nature but don’t have enough time to trudge out yourself to plant trees? Well, you’ll be happy to know that GCash is making it easier for you to care for the environment thanks to a new feature on their app dubbed GCash Forest. GCash Forest essentially …

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Top Rising Skills Emphasize on Tech Transformation According to LinkedIn’s Future of Skills Report

Social media marketing, frontend web development lead the list As the market has made its shift towards the digital space as LinkedIn reported earlier this year, the professional network giant published its Future of skills 2019 report, and practically all rising skills involve adopting new technology and riding the digital transformation. The top 3 skills leading the list for the …

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The Philippines is Set to have its Own Space Agency

Finally a reality It has been three years since reports of the country planning to have its own space agency have surfaced, and it is a reality this time around. Recently, the Senate has approved Senate Bill No. 1983—known as “the Act Establishing the Philippine Space Development and Utilization Policy and Creating the Philippine Space Agency”. The said bill aims …

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Converge Rolls Out 400Gbps Backbone

The backbone will be crucial for providing speedy internet As part of its infra expansion efforts, Converge announced that it has rolled out its first 400Gbps backbone network in the country. The new backbone gives way to 400G per channel at 64 channels, which is equivalent of 25.6 Terabps at full capacity. “This network upgrade will allow us to continuously …

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PLDT Boss Hints at Wider Rollout of 5G Networks

Initial tests were done using a Huawei 5G smartphone PLDT and Smart have been working on a wider rollout of 5G networks in the Philippines. After launching its first 5G tower in Clark, Pampanga and later on in PLDT’s headquarters in Makati, PLDT Chairman Manny Pangilinan shared on his Twitter account a 5G speed test using a Huawei phone—which is …

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Here’s How Easy It Is To Transfer Money From Your Bank To GCash

More good reasons to go cashless Going cashless is the future of finance. Carrying around a piece of plastic to pay for stuff is way more convenient, safe and secure compared to carrying stacks of cash around. That’s why finance app GCash tries to make transferring money to your electronic wallet as easy and as convenient as possible – no …

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BPI and UnitedHealth Group Team Up for Comprehensive Data Science Program

The program aims to hone the next generation of data scientists BPI recently signed a memorandum of agreement (MoA) with UnitedHealth Group Research & Development (UHG R&D)—the largest health care company in the world—in building a Data Science program to hone the next generation of data scientists. This new partnership aims to help data scientists in analyzing data and use it …

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How Does Epson’s LightScene Projectors Showcase the Future of Accent Light Projection?

Offering creative ways to help businesses prosper Back in January when we flew to Thailand for Epson’s Regional Media Showcase, we were given a preview of what their LightScene accent lighting laser projectors can do in improving businesses. We were impressed at how the LightScene can be used to create interactive displays for retail shops, museums, and even hotels. With …

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