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Globe Telecom Beats SMART on NTC’s Network Benchmark Test

We got an interesting news here folks. The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) conducted a network benchmark tests just recently and the study showed which telco truly offers high quality service to its subscribers. The benchmarks, which include Grade of Service, Drop Call Rate, Call Set Up Time, Average Signal Quality, and Average Receive Signal Level from both Globe Telecom and Smart Communications, are all compared against NTC Cellular Mobile Telephone System (CMTS) standards.

In a nutshell, the results showed that Globe Telecom beats Smart, specifically on “Grade of Service” benchmark as the former scored nearly 4.45% while Smart was rated at 9.95%. NTC’s standard for Grade of Service is set at 4%, which means Globe is close to hitting that target.

Except for the Average Receive Signal Level, both telcos performed within the acceptable level of the other 3 standards. Interestingly enough, this includes the Drop Call Rate benchmark in which Globe and Smart was rated at parity. Such result made Globe Telecom confident into saying that “the results belie the claims made by Smart in its multi-million negative advertising campaigns pointing out drop calls and difficulty in making calls within the Globe legacy network.

Microsoft Outs Office 365, a Cloud-based Office Suite to Compete Google Docs

Microsoft released today its cloud-based Office suite called Office 365. MS Office 365 brings the cloud versions of Microsoft’s latest Office desktop suites together with the company’s communications and collaboration products like Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SharePoint, and Microsoft Lync. Available as a subscription-based service, Office 365 delivers the power of…

BlackBerry Bold 9780 Gets Official in the Philippines… the Price?

Wait no more, BlackBerry fans! Almost three months since the official release in Canada, the new BlackBerry Bold 9780 is officially here in the Philippines. And if you were not tempted with that sexy Torch because of its steeper price, this bolder and sweeter genus of RIM’s BlackBerry Bold handsets, lusting…

AutoDesk University 2010 Showcases Impact of Great Design [Press Release]

Just received the official press release of the recent AutoDesk University (AU) 2010 conference held in Las Vegas, Tokyo, and Beijing. Some of you might probably interest this exciting news especially if you are into 3D design and engineering or similar fields. This is the second time, I guess, that…

MSI-ECS, Official Certified Partner for Dell’s PartnerDirect Program

After expanding Dell’s PartnerDirect program in the South, with Ng Khai Development Corporation as the premier certified affiliate, Dell Inc. extended the program in the North picking MSI-ECS as the newest official certified partner. Left to right: Chris Papa, Country Manager for SMB, Dell Philippines; Catherine Lian, Regional Director for…

HTC Desire HD and Desire Z, now in Philippines – Prices Start at Php 32,000

It’s official. HTC’s newest Android-based smartphone, the Desire HD and Desire Z, are now officially available here in the Philippines (see full press release below). These two devices, first unveiled back in September, come with a new HTC Sense experience with the introduction of HTC online or cloud-based service called…