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Internet Speed: Another World Record For The Philippines

imageMANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) –The Philippines is among the worst performing countries in the world in terms of internet LTE speeds and coverage, according to a new report released by OpenSignal.

The Philippines ranked seventh slowest in LTE speeds and fourth worst in terms of LTE coverage, as of February 2016.

LTE, or Long Term Evolution, is a communication standard that is used to measure speed and coverage for cell phones and other mobile devices.

“Once again, we take pride in our country achieving a world record,” said Transportation and Communications (DOTC) Secretary Joseph Abaya. “It just goes to show that our government’ s efforts towards a straight path (Daang Matuwid) is working and contonues to earn for us the world recognition we always aspire for, “he added.

The National Telecommunications Commission which oversees the country’s telecommunications industry is under the administrative jurisdiction of the DOTC.

Under the Aquino administration, the Philippines has also held the distinction of having the worst airport (NAIA) and traffic gridlock in the world.

 

FORGET ‘THROWBACK THURSDAYS,’ AT&T ANNOUNCES ‘FREE FRIDAYS’

ATTDallas, Texas (The Adobo Chronicles) – America-based AT&T is the world’s second largest telecommunications company with a market value in excess of $200 Billion. With over 105 million subscribers around the world and nearly a quarter million employees, AT&T has subsidiaries like AT&T Corp, AT&T Mobility, BellSouth, Southwestern Bell and AT&T Teleholdings.

The Board of Directors, meeting in the AT&T headquarters in Dallas, Texas, had a ‘coming to Jesus’ moment and unanimously approved to roll out an ambitious plan that would greatly benefit its current and future subscribers.  AT&T is calling it ‘Free Fridays.’

Effective Friday, May 2, 2014, subscribers can call anyone anywhere in the world for free any time from 12:00 am till 11:59 pm every Friday.  The Board of Directors declined to disclose what this new program will cost the company and its stockholders, but it said that it is part of its commitment to give back to its customers.

In order to avail of the no-charge calls, customers will need a unique code that will be included with their next monthly statement.

AT&T subscribers immediately hailed the announcement while thousands of Verizon, Sprint and other telecom subscribers have flooded the toll-free lines of these companies to cancel their service in order to switch to AT&T.