InternetRodriguez, Marione Thea B.
What is the latest trend in connecting to the internet in the Philippines?
One of the various ways to connect to the internet is through fiber optic technology. It delivers laser-generated pulses of light on strands of glass fibers. Recently, Globe Telecom Inc. is laying down 10,000 kilometers of fiber-optic cable this year in implementation of LTE or Long Term Evolution technology. This would bring high-speed data to mobile phones and other devices. A Globe product called Tattoo Torque is powered by GPON or Gigabit Passive Optical Network which uses fiber optic technology. The maximum speed of Tattoo Torque is 150 Mbps.
Smart Communications have also implemented LTE internet. Now, they are still doing tests especially in Metro Manila to have an improved internet connection which is planned to be launched in the middle of 2012. Smart LTE is several times faster than the average wireless and wired connections being offered today in the country. Wireless LTE could bring as much as 42 megabytes per second of connection. The Filipinos would surely experience smooth and faster connection. Downloading, uploading and sharing files will be done in just minutes and even in seconds instead of hours.
The famous way to connect to the internet nowadays is through Wi-Fi or Wireless Fidelity. This technology allows the people to connect to the internet anywhere without using those hassle wires. All they have to do is find a router and they could connect to the internet instantly! Hot spots or places that have free Wi-Fi access for the public has spread out all over the country especially in malls, schools, hotels, restaurants and other places. Just this 2007, the Philippines had its first ever Wi-Fi city which is Eastwood City in Libis. This means that the entire city is covered by the wireless signal to connect to the internet for free. Another WiFi city is Alaminos City, Pangasinan. The city mayor Hernani...