Timeline

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February 19, 2018

As of Feb 19, 2018 6:00 am

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February 19, 2018

As of Feb 19. 2018 6:30am, BASS Data

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February 19, 2018

Because Pierre asked for it.

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February 16, 2018

However, subscribers are not happy. The mood is going downhill for both SMART and GLOBE.

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February 12, 2018

As of Feb 12, 2018, 9:30am, BASS has detected a total of 14,050 unique cell sites. This is 58.5% of reported 24000 cell sites.

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February 12, 2018

While SMART is fastest in Metro Manila, it loses out to Globe in Davao. Here is the weekday analysis by major metropolitan area based on BASS data as of Feb 12, 2018 9:30am.

There wasn't enough data for Metro Cebu

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February 12, 2018

Smart average bandwidth still lords it over Globe by at least 3.3 mbps. This is based on BASS data as of Feb 12, 2018 9:30am

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February 12, 2018

BASS Weekly Telco Mood Meter

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February 5, 2018

BASS Analysis of Detected Cellsites as of Feb 5, 2018, 8:45 am

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February 5, 2018

BASS Analysis on mobile data as of Feb 5, 2018 8:45am. Globe is closing the gap on the national average bandwidth speeds

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February 5, 2018

Want #NetNeutrality, ISP competition, and lower Internet prices? Here's a real way Congress could help.

Nai-post ni Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) noong Lunes, Enero 29, 2018

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January 30, 2018

Are you trying to determine whether you should be requesting your telco to expand their network towers and cell sites in your area? #BASSPH may be an advantage for you!

From the data collected by BASS, you will be able to provide a detailed request to your telco company that is backed up by data and statistics.

#BASSForTheBetter #BASSParaSaBayan

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January 29, 2018

How happy are BASS volunteers with the telcos?

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January 29, 2018

BASS data as of Jan 29, 2018 9:15am. Mobile data, peak hours only.

Notice that despite SMART having about 50% less cellsites, their average nationwide bandwidth is higher than Globe's average nationwide bandwidth.

Is there truth to Globe's claims that they need more cellsites to increase bandwidth? What is stopping them from doing it with their present cellsites?

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January 29, 2018

BASS data as of Jan 29, 2018 9:15 am.
From 12,403 cellsites last week, our BASS volunteers have now detected a total of 12,817. So only 414 new cell sites were detected.

One starts to wonder why despite Globe's 2:1 advantage in terms of number of towers/cellsites over SMART, Globe's average bandwidth is much lower than SMART's.

Is there any basis for Globe to claim that they need more cell sites to increase bandwidth ? What do you guys think?

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January 29, 2018

Ever wondered how you can search the web more efficiently? Meet Dogpile.

Dogpile is a metasearch engine that pulls information from a multitude of search engines and collates them into one result for your perusal. Talk about searching smarter! #Internet101

READ ON to learn more about Dogpile: www.dogpile.com

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January 26, 2018

Thank you, dear friends, for the love and support! 🎊✨

We wouldn't have reached this 2,000 LIKES milestone if it weren't for you. Thank you for believing in our goal to improve internet quality in the Philippines.

Next milestone: 3K!

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January 23, 2018

Want to know which teleco provider is the most advantageous for you in your area? With #BASSPH, a virtual map allows you to check out the strongest telco connections in your area.

Get started by downloading the app on Google Play or the App Store today!
#BASSParaSaBayan

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January 22, 2018

Mood meter results as of BASS January 22, 2018 9am

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January 22, 2018

The choropleth map showing the telco with the higher average bandwidth recorded in the last 30 days for each province. Mobile internet data from 6am to 12 midnight.

Areas in Blue mean Globe has higher average bandwidth for that province Areas in Green mean that Smart has the higher average bandwidth for that province.

Note: Areas in white have NO measures in the last 30 days

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January 22, 2018

But SMART still leads in terms of average bandwidth nationwide. Based on BASS data as of Jan 22, 2018, 9am. Mobile only from 6am to 12 midnight

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January 22, 2018

How many cellsites detected so far?
Answer: 12,403
Globe still has an almost 2:1 lead in terms of cellsites over Smart.

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January 22, 2018

Today, Cebuanos around the world will come together, both on the streets and through the world wide web, to profess their devotion and faith to the Child Jesus.

For those who are not in Cebu to enjoy the festivities, modern technology has made it possible for Cebuanos to share Sinulog moments with their loved ones overseas. What's your #Sinulog story?

Viva! Pit Señor, Sto. Niño!

Photo source: goo.gl/2Uxj9v

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January 21, 2018

A cache temporarily stores web pages in the computer memory, thus allowing browsers to load faster by accessing these stored pages and loading items automatically.

So if you seem to be running into problems with some websites, there's such a thing called us "clearing your cache" to resolve it quickly. #Internet101

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January 19, 2018

Globe is now introducing the Globe Tech Squad, their special tech customer service team to provide close support to the customers for their Wi-Fi connectivity and home-related needs.

With the Philippines’ low average internet speed, the people would definitely need an easy shoulder to tap on for their Wi-Fi problems. This would also be to maximize the internet experience of the customers for the better.
#TelecomToday

To know more about Globe Tech Squad, read here: https://goo.gl/TZuRUW

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January 17, 2018

Having trouble with the speed of your internet? Help improve your internet experience by helping #BASSPH map internet speeds across the Philippines!

BASS needs your help to download the app and run the tests at different times and places so that you can tell us when and where Internet is strongest or weakest.

Choose your carrier best for your location by volunteering at BASS!
#BASSForTheBetter

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January 15, 2018

BASS analysis as of Jan 15, 2018, 10:35 am, mobile, peak hours

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January 15, 2018

Bandwidth is usually measured in bits-per-second. This is a description of how much data can be sent through a connection in unit time.

Fast modems can move about 57,000 bits in one second. However, The Philippines has the slowest average internet speed in Asia Pacific with only an average of 5.5 Mbps. #Internet101

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January 12, 2018

PLDT and Smart Communications is looking at transforming its wireless service delivery platforms through Huawei, a Chinese network equipment maker.

Smart’s online charging platforms and electronic loading for prepaid subscribers will be improved as a part of a wider effort to offer wireless services the best that they can. #TelecomToday

For the full article, read here: https://goo.gl/1MMCH2

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January 10, 2018

Data Modification Notification effective January 9, 2018:

There is a need to update null [Operator] Field in the data set. This situation arises when a volunteer is using a dual sim phone and has disabled the slot1. The BASS mobile app cannot detect the operator code on slot2.

In the example submitted by a volunteer, His Asus zen phone was dual sim with Globe on Slot1 and Smart on slot2. He disabled Slot1 and used slot2. The measure was recorded on our server but the [Operator] field was blank.

Our workaround is to replace the [Operator] Field with the following values:

If MNC (cell site operator code)= 2, we will update [Operator] field with Globe.

If MNC (cell site operatore code)=3, we will update [Operator] field with Smart.

These data modification will only take place when ALL of the following conditions are true:
1. The [Operator] field is blank.
2. The connection type is MOBILE (and not wifi)
3. There are a valid cellsite ID and MCC = 515

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January 9, 2018

Thank you to the volunteer that took this measure from Basco Batanes

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January 9, 2018

If you want to talk about the speed of the Internet, The Philippines still belongs at the bottom of the rank among the Asian countries.

Here at #BASSPH, you can help work and solve this problem. Download the BASS app and run it at different locations and at different times to determine which carrier has better coverage, signal strength and bandwidth.

Volunteer today and help create a better Internet for us Filipinos!

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January 8, 2018

BASS data as of jan 8, 2018 9:40am
Globe is in blue.
Smart is in green.
Sun is in yellow.

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January 8, 2018

Crowdsourcing for comments on final version of agreement between BASS and DICT

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January 4, 2018

Here is an interview from ABS CBN Dagupan with Ms. Patricia about the entry of the 3rd telco if it will help on the state of the internet connectivity here, even though that the 3rd telco will face the same challenge just like the duopoly because of us being an archipelago the answer will still be yes, it will definitely help improve the connectivity here, economically and consumer level we will have more choices and more company to invest on the infrastructure, and definitely the 3rd telco will challenge the quality of service provided by the current providers

Here is an interview from ABS CBN Dagupan with Ms. Patricia about the entry of the 3rd telco if it will help on the...

Nai-post ni Tzar Umang noong Miyerkules, Enero 3, 2018

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January 4, 2018

By crippling the PH internet, we are also robbing our youths of their future.
#BAssParaSaBayan.

Volunteer now and make every measure count.

Every child should have the same opportunities

Every child should have the same opportunities

Nai-post ni Unbelievable noong Sabado, Disyembre 16, 2017

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January 1, 2018

#BASSParaSaBayan
How many cellsites are there really?

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January 1, 2018

#BASSParaSaBayan
Mood Meter readings show falling satisfaction ratings across the telcos.

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January 1, 2018

#BASSParaSaBayan
Analytics based on peak hours from data as of Jan 1, 2018 10am. Average Bandwidths are in Blue, while median values are in red.

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January 1, 2018

BASS analytics based on peak hours data as of Jan 1, 2018 10am.
#BASSParaSaBayan

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January 1, 2018

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December 26, 2017

Number of Unique cell sites detected by BASS volunteers. As of Dec 26, 2017

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December 26, 2017

Smart continues to widen its lead over Globe as seen in average nationwide results submitted by volunteers. Based on peak hours data as of Dec 25, 2017, 9am.

In fact, the data trend shows a declining bandwidth average for Globe over time.

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December 26, 2017

Metro Areas average bandwidth by Mean (blue) or Median (Red) broken down by Operators. Based on peak hours data as of Dec 25, 2017, 9am.

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December 26, 2017

What is the best handphone set by average bandwidth / average signal strength? (Based on 315,000 records as of Dec 25, 2017 9am)

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December 26, 2017

What is the trend for nationwide average mobile bandwidth during peak hours ?

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December 26, 2017

We have added filters to the Moodmeter so only records within the Peak hours (6am to 12 midnight) and those using mobile data are included. This way, we really track the mood of the mobile volunteers. Based on Data as of Dec 25, 2017 9am.

Values above the 0 line mean positive mood, and numbers below the 0 line mean negative mood.

Here is the adjusted result:

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December 26, 2017

Telco giant PLDT Inc. expects capital spending to spike to an all-time high of P50 billion next year as it goes full blast with the expansion of its mobile and fixed-broadband networks expansion.

Nai-post ni Bilyonaryo noong Miyerkules, Disyembre 20, 2017

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December 21, 2017

BASS Analytics as of Dec 18, 2017 9:30am. Peak hours only (6am to 12 midnight)

Smart Bandwidth fell this week.

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December 18, 2017

Can Globe start to name names? Which LGUs are actually delaying the towers?"Globe pointed out that to build one cell...

Nai-post ni Wilson Chua noong Linggo, Disyembre 17, 2017

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December 18, 2017

Dear BBA partners,

The Senate Committee on Science and Technology will resume the deliberation of the Open Access in Data Transmission Act on December 18, 2017, 10 a.m at Sen. J.P Laurel Room, 2nd Floor, Senate of the Philippines, Pasay City.

Please feel free to attend the hearing. This proposed law is an important piece of reform that will encourage the entry of new players in various segments of the market, and pave the way for a more competitive, service-oriented sector.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Regards,
Angelo B. Gutierre

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December 16, 2017

FYI:

As soon as our volunteer developers have the time, we will implement 0auth authentication for all people that want to download the dataset.

We will limit each 0auth token to once a day download. This is to prevent unintentional DDoS from too many people downloading the larger (growing) dataset multiple times/simultaneously.

This was pointed to us by our community. Thanks for the tip

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December 15, 2017

Calling volunteers in the community with Legal and Government backgrounds. Can you help us go through the MOU with DICT for DICT to use BASS data?

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December 14, 2017

We can learn a lot from the bullet points. Excellent points made. Thanks Ms Grace Mirandilla-Santos for sharing this.

Nai-post ni Democracy.Net.PH noong Miyerkules, Disyembre 13, 2017

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December 13, 2017

Working out the details of projectbass mou with DICT

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December 12, 2017

BASS analysis using peak hour data as of Dec 11 2017 9am

Response from Smart
Hi Wilson! Just to give you quick feedback. What are we doing right? Short answer: Our ongoing network rollout programs focused on LTE for wireless and fiber for fixed are beginning to pay off. As we deploy these access networks, we ensure that these are supported by fiber transmission facilities.

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December 11, 2017

If it's below 10mbps, it will be in RED.

Mobile internet speed for Dec 6, 2017 in selected areas measured by BASS - Bandwidth and Signal Statistics. Be a volunteer and download the app now.

Nai-post ni Tech News Online noong Huwebes, Disyembre 7, 2017

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December 7, 2017

A great example of how media outlets can create an embedded widget using BASS data APIs!!

The first report of the measured internet speed for December 5, 2017 in 10 selected areas with BASS - Bandwidth and Signal Statistics. Daily report starts today.

Nai-post ni Tech News Online noong Martes, Disyembre 5, 2017

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December 6, 2017

Using R Analytics and filtering data by taking out <5th and >95th percentile before computing average bandwidth. Peak hours only from 6am to 12 midnight

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December 4, 2017

Mapped Cell sites in select area. No wonder the exclusive subdivisions have poor cell service.

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December 4, 2017

Volunteer Mood over time by Operator

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December 4, 2017

Analysis as of Dec 4, 2017 6:30 am

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December 4, 2017

Thanks for the article

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December 2, 2017

Tzar Umang sharing the projectbass at dlsu

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November 29, 2017

Looking for Tshirt sponsors ....

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November 27, 2017

R analysis on BASS data using 5-95th percentile filtering (Nov 27, 2017 8am)

Complete report here: 
http://rpubs.com/wilsonchua/278546

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November 27, 2017

BASS results for the period ended Nov 27, 2017 8 am
Smart still leads Globe nationwide. The spread of values is tight, but the sample size is small.

Tests made in Cebu and Davao are super small.

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November 27, 2017

How the LBI will be rolled out

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November 20, 2017

Using R analysis and filtering on the 5th and 95th percentile.

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November 20, 2017

Based on Most recent 30 days' worth of data (as of Nov 20, 2017) shows the operator with the higher average bandwidth per province.

Note: Smart is in Green, Globe is in Blue

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November 20, 2017

Of the over 26K cellsites reported by Telcos to the DICT, our volunteers have mapped these so far:

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November 20, 2017

How the Telcos fared during the ASEAN summit...(data as of Nov 20, 11:00am)

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November 20, 2017

BASS story shared in ITU Panel Discussion on "Crowdsourcing ICT Data". Thanks to generous support by the Manila Bulletin this was made possible

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November 16, 2017

Proud to have picture taken with the ladies from DICT and ITU!

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November 16, 2017

Congratulations to both BCDA and DICT. We are one step closer to our goal of faster but more affordable internet for all.

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November 15, 2017

Presenting the BASS story at the UN ITU WTIS conference in Tunisia.

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November 15, 2017

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November 13, 2017

2k likes! Help us reach 10k! Thanks for the support guys. Keep on mapping.

#BASSParaSaBayan

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November 13, 2017

Today's Daily Stat (Melby's Script) UTC time.
Also a call for volunteer web pros. Can you create a customizable widget based on this daily stat? So webmasters can embed your widget into their sites and help spread awareness for BASS?
#BASSParaSaBayan

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November 11, 2017

ICYMI: We are happy to finally partner with Department of Information and Communications Technology - DICT.

"According to Secretary Rio Jr : “It (BASS) will help DICT come up with policies and programs to improve the internet speed of ISPs and Telcos. As you know the president has mandated us to make our internet speed faster and cheaper. And we need a reliable measuring tool to base our decision. "

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November 10, 2017

For website owners that wants to support BASS, you can access this api to get the daily running stats and embed it in your website.

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November 10, 2017

BASS Presentation Slides @ Resorts World Philippines

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November 10, 2017

Thank you for your support! Some of the stewards behind BASS.
#BASSparasabayan

Special thanks to MANILA BULLETIN for our launch event!

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November 09, 2017

Thanks again to all our volunteers. All your BASS measures are making the difference.Watch as DICT secretary Elisero Rio Jr announces his plan to enter into an MOU with BASS.

DICT will use BASS data to help formulate policy and monitor Internet bandwidth in the Philippines! Progress and change has truly come to the DICT. Mabuhay tayong lahat!

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November 09, 2017

Launching!

Thank you to our friends from the media who are here at Resorts World Manila.

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November 09, 2017

BASS PH Media Launch

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November 07, 2017

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November 06, 2017

Some initial mood meter readings (preliminary). Background: We asked our volunteers to rate their mood before they measure the bandwidth. +2.0 is very happy, and -2.0 is very angry.

So any net positive is good, and any net negative is bad for the mood for each telco. Surprisingly, SMART is net positive! While Globe and Sun are net negative.

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November 05, 2017

Same set of data, and using only mobile internet measures from 6am to 12midnight. But filter it so only the 5th to 95th percentile values are included in the average bandwidth computations.

Results using R. Smart still leads, but not by a larger margin as using simple averages without percentile filtering.

The grey band for each line corresponds to confidence interval.

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November 05, 2017

Telco average bandwidth trends. What did SMART do this week? "Umarangkada si SMART. Globe is left behind in the dust!!".

Mobile Internet, peak hours from 6am to 12 midnight. Simple average computation of bandwidth

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November 05, 2017

This is what drives our volunteers in BASS.

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November 02, 2017

BASSParaSaBayan. Measuring the impact of Jack Ma's "No Good" comment on Globe mobile internet. Data as of Oct 29, 2017 10am. Mobile Internet measures. Peak hours only.

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October 29, 2017

Thank you Ms Stephanie Caragos, NICP president for the endorsement!

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October 28, 2017

This made our collective Team's day:
A vote of support from the DICT secretary himself!

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October 26, 2017

Raw Mood Data. The first one is for Globe, the second one is for Smart. Thanks for sharing your sentiments. Please keep on BASS-ing

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October 25, 2017

However, Smart leads in this R analytics using 5-95th percentile basis. Regardless of "who is on top", both telcos provided dramatically poorer bandwidth throughput.
Mobile internet speed is going down.

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October 23, 2017

Globe still holds to top position this week. However, both telcos suddenly saw a sharp drop in their bandwidths. Why?

(Based on last 30 days data, Peak hours from 6am to 12 midnight, and for Mobile internet measures only).

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October 23, 2017

New feature: Mood meter!
We will be rolling it out to Android and iOS soon! Thank you for your continuous support!

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October 22, 2017

Straight from Munich, Germany. The first ever BASS measure taken from Huawei Mate 10

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October 17, 2017

And here is the R analysis, using 95th percentile and 5th percentile cutoff of values. To find details per province, operator and connection type

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October 16, 2017

And Globe rebounds to take the lead this week based on last 30 days data, filtered for peak hours, mobile internet

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October 16, 2017

Even though China and the Philippines are neighbours, They still have better internet Quality then ours.

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October 11, 2017

BASS IoS version is now available. Please download and start measuring your bandwidth. The results below are from the new IoS version as measured in Singapore.

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October 9, 2017

Latest results of R Analysis as of Oct 8, 2017. Please note however, that the number of new measures have fallen. So the accuracy is in doubt. The margin of error is larger. Please share with your friends. We need more measures.

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October 8, 2017

Comparing the internet quality of both the Philippines and the United States. The internet quality of the US is great and all are at affordable prices compared to the Philippine internet.

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October 4, 2017

Bass Posted to images as of October 3, 2017

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October 3, 2017

Thanks to Manila Bulletin for featuring the win by BASS.

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October 3, 2017

Analysis using R Key difference, there is an additional filtering of values to between 5th and 95th percentile data.

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October 1, 2017

Bandwidth Profile Map as of Oct 1, 2017 6:00am. Filtered for Last 30 days, Peak hours, and mobile internet only

Legend:
Globe is in Blue.
Smart is in Green.
Sun is in Yellow.

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October 1, 2017

Analysis of Telco Bandwidth over time. Filtered for peak hours (6am to 12 midnight, and using only mobile internet data points). Using simple average of bandwidth.

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October 1, 2017

Analysis as of Oct 1, 2017 6:30am
Peak Hours: 6am to 12 midnight Filtered for Mobile internet only

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October 1, 2017

BASS SELECTED AS BEST NATIONAL DIGITAL SOLUTION FOR INTERNATIONAL WORLD SUMMITS AWARD IN THE CATEGORY Inclusion & Empowerment from the Philippines

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September 30, 2017

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September 25, 2017

And here is our R analytics for Sept 24, 2017 10am data. Filtered for wifi, peak hours only, last 30 days. AND: 5th to 95th percentile measures only.

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September 24, 2017

Nationwide averages by Telco as of Sept 24, 2017 10am. Filtered using 95th% percentile (orange), and simple average (blue). Using the last 30 days' measures. Wifi values are excluded

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September 24, 2017

Better Performance by Telco. Globe is Blue, Smart is Green, Sun is Yellow. Data as of September 24, 2017 10am. Peak hours of 6am to 12 midnight. Wifi measures excluded.

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September 24, 2017

After DICT Sec Salalima announced his resignation, this is what our volunteers measured. But do notice that the number of observations have dropped. So we call on all volunteers to keep the faith. Your measures will make the difference.

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September 24, 2017

A very technical backgrounder on cellsite optimization from Huawei. Thanks to Abe O from Yugatech for the tip.

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September 19, 2017

Thanks to Mark William Despi for first alerting us to this bug between IOS 10.3.3 and BASS measures. Andrew Alegre is working on this as we speak. Also thanks to Francis Vidal for confirming this!!

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September 19, 2017

As of September 17, 2017. Based on past 30 days. Used only measures taken between 6am to 12 midnight. Then take out outliers so only values between 5 and 95th percentile are left.

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September 17, 2017

Fastest handsets in the Philippines, based on the last 90 days worth of data.

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September 16, 2017

Based on 220k records as of Sept 9, 2017 6am

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September 9, 2017

Updated R analysis. Mobile Internet, peak hours (6 to 24) based on most recent 30 days worth of data. Filters: 95th % measures, PH data only.

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September 3, 2017

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August 17, 2017

A big shout out and thanks to PREGINET (DOST-ASTI) for supporting BASS with a 10gbps based file server

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August 14, 2017

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August 3, 2017

TRENDING: BASS uncovers anomalous PLDT routing

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April 19, 2017

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April 7, 2017

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April 1, 2017

First MB article “Crowd sourcing for better mobile service”

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February 10, 2017

Sir Wilson envisions the project from “Signal Strength App”

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February 1, 2017