Technology
March 7, 2019

Battle for Superior Technology

The Internet has pretty much invaded the lives of everyone despite it being more linked to the youth. Websites are sprouting everywhere as well as new social 網路分享器  that claim to be the next “Big Thing.” However, the internet has not yet reached its full potential because of one limiting factor, Internet Service Providers. Everyone in the Philippines could not thoroughly enjoy the developments on the Internet, but the improvements keep on coming that will enable us to experience a digital world truly.

Currently, there are three major service providers in the country. All three makes use of the same underlying technologies that not only enable us to connect to the internet via our computers and laptops but through our mobile phones as well. Aside from the usual Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) lines provided by these three top suppliers of internet connections, there has been a growing trend of using mobile broadband technology. EDGE has been around for quite some time now but has been receiving various complaints since these can be accessed via a 2G signal which means that if the message in an area drops, the connection drops as well. HSDPA/UMTS has replaced this technology since a more advanced 3G technology powers it. Lastly, is wireless technology such as Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) is more commonly used in partnership with a DSL line to provide more users with a chance to experience the internet. These Wi-Fi spots are currently being utilized prominently by coffee shops as well as restaurants and mall as a way to attract consumers. Recently, trends show that the telecommunications companies are leading towards improving another wireless technology called Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (Wi-Max) that is designed for better high-speed networking. 台灣大哥大 吃到飽 is powered by 4g 分享器 technology that results in faster internet speeds whether it be downloading or uploading. There is still a drawback in this 4G/Wi-Max technology in which users of this technology are given a maximum amount of bandwidth.

The improvement of these technologies coupled with the effects of high demand for internet connection results to price wars among the internet service providers. Rates for home internet use as well as mobile internet has become more inexpensive than ever. Also, even prices of Wi-Fi ready smartphones have become very affordable thereby giving almost everyone access to the internet. The only thing as of now is that with the vast amount of internet demand, the network infrastructure of the telecom companies has been insufficient to support this substantial need thereby causing tantamount slowdowns during peak hours when many people are online. This issue is something that plagues all internet service providers leading to poor customer satisfaction. The question now is how can the ever growing demand for the internet be accommodated when hardware and network infrastructure doesn’t provide a satisfactory performance even if the internet penetration is just at a measly 30%? In the end, it won’t just be a battle of prices but a battle of technology as well.