Today is the third day internet users in the Philippines or in Asia are currently experiencing a very slow internet connections.
So far, no further details from different Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have been released yet why Asia has a low traffic index. Internet Traffic Report (ITR), a free online resource that monitors the flow of data around the world seems like providing us some hints why some locations in Asia are experiencing this internet outage.
|WorldWide Traffic Index|
As of this writing, Asia currently has a traffic index of 70. Traffic Index is a score from 0 to 100 where 0 is “slow” and 100 is “fast”. It is determined by comparing the current response of a ping echo to all previous responses from the same router over the past 7 days. ITR currently has 12 listed routers from Asia. That includes routers from China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Japan, Qatar, Singapore, and Taiwan. By looking at the graph below, you can see that Singapore router has a current index of 0 which means a 100% Packet Loss. Some of the data centers might be located in Singapore that is why some websites are inaccessible or responding slowly.
|Asia Traffic Index|
Here in the Philippines, PLDT and Smart Broadband are currently affected as claimed by some internet users. No details yet from other ISPs like Globe, Bayan broadband, Wi-Tribe, etc. Stay tuned for more details.
How about you, are you currently experiencing any internet connection problems? What ISP you are subscribed to?