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112 mbps broadband in Philippines...how much speed in Bolehland?

TM Nut’s Unifi fastest speed package is 20 mbps.

Obviously, 10 billion ringgit spent on Unifi fiber optic wiring is a waste of resources if the downloading speed is capped at 20 mpbs.

How Malaysia can compete with the world if China, Philippines and Vietnam can provide better and cheaper broadband service to their people?

‘Fastest’ broadband speed in RP: 112 mbps

By Karen Flores, abs-cbnNEWSh.com

MANILA, Philippines – Lopez-owned Sky Cable Corp. has formally launched its 112 megabytes per second (mbps) broadband service, touted as the fastest Internet connection in the country.

This is a far cry from current offerings of local telecommunications firms of 1 to 2 mbps, and Sky Cable’s own plans of 6 and 12 mbps.

“We are serious about providing the fastest Internet connection in the country. We want to continue to push the envelope,” said Ray Montinola, Sky Cable’s marketing head.

With an Internet connection of 112 mbps, one can download a 800-mb file in less than 2 minutes and watch 1080p high-definition videos online sans the buffering, Sky Cable said.

The company’s latest offering also comes with Sky Cable’s Platinum Package (premium channels), unlimited additional cable outlets, Sky Voice Plan 100 (100 minutes of calls to Canada and the United States per month), access to iWantv! watch-on-demand service, and a personal concierge.

But just like many good things, the 112-mbps broadband plan comes at a very high price — a whopping P20,000 a month.

Sky Cable has also limited the offer to the following areas in Rockwell, Makati — Rizal Tower, Hidalgo Place, Luna Gardens, Amorsolo Square, Joya Lofts and Towers and The Manansala.

Montinola said that they will first gauge the market’s response over the next few months before making it more widely available in other areas.

“We’re not really targeting high-end consumers. It depends on a person’s Internet usage. We’re after families who are multitaskers, who do heavy downloads,” he said.

Sky Cable’s 112-mbps broadband plan has brought the Philippines at par with First World countries such as Japan when it comes to Internet speeds.

A earlier survey conducted by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) showed that Japan has the fastest advertised broadband speeds, having an average of 205 mbps.

Citing a World Bank report, Montinola noted that broadband connection is driving economic growth in developing countries. With its newest offering, he hopes that Sky Cable can play a vital role in helping the Philippines rise from poverty.

For more information about Sky Cable’s 112-mbps plan, call 636-9292 local 4952 or log on to www.mysky.com.ph.

abs-cbnNEWS.com is the online news department of ABS-CBN Interactive Inc., a subsidiary of ABS-CBN Corp. ABS-CBN and Sky Cable are both part of the Lopez Group of Companies.

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Tredy says:

Unifi is very expensive.

rayson says:

TM was named best broadband provider in this region according to a newspaper report. how can this be?

nkkhoo says:

Another sponsored award.

Azmeer says:

Will you say nice thing about TM if TM sponsor you a year free subscription of Unifi?

nkkhoo says:

Still bashing TM Nut if the UniFi service is below my expectation.

Gadoo says:

nkkhoo be careful with what you say about TM.
My friend’s application for Unifi was rejected because he was blacklistd by TM.

nkkhoo says:

Why he was blacklisted? Must be a reason. I do not believe TM NUT blacklists opposition members.

june says:

broadband purposely made expensive (relatively to philipines for example) so that the cronies pirated dvd business not affected when people cannot download free movies easily.

nkkhoo,
do you watch internet movies ? any tips for us to which sites and methods to download fast and safe ? thks.

nkkhoo says:

I am using xinlei version 5.0 (very old version) to download b2b movies. TM Nut capped the speed at day time, but downloading at night is quite smooth.

I watch Sohu video http://tv.sohu.com/ for Chinese movies and TV shows.

Azmeer says:

Too good broadband will be detrimental for BN as it will spell the end of mainstream press when people opt for alternative news easily on the net. Thus TM is not nut afterall as it is viewed as protecting the interest of BN regime.

nkkhoo says:

Reading online news does not need broadband.

1Malaysia laptop for rural schools will spread the alternative news to kampung and new villages.