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An app that lets you see the speed of Internet on your location launches
By Yrda Veanssa Sy Fernandez - 10 Nov 2017,10:51am

An app that lets you see the speed of Internet on your location launches

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In this era of technological advancements and fast Internet connectivity in different parts of the globe, the Philippines lags behind other countries in Southeast Asia. Finally, a revolutionary app has launched that will help users measure the speed of Internet connection of smartphones on November 09, 2017.

BASS PH, or Project Bass which means “Bandwidth and Signal Statistics”, is an accurate and credible independent Internet measurement provider. Its mobile app will provide Internet users the ability to measure Internet bandwidth and other statistics. The app offers far-reaching benefits for a variety of users, allowing them to use a virtual map to help them see which telecommunications provider have the fastest Internet connection where they live or work.

Telecommunications companies benefit from the collected data since they can now make data-driven decisions as to expansion areas to target. They can reallocate resources such as bandwidth and frequency to areas that need it most. Phone manufacturers, on the other hand, can also access information on the performance of their phone units during actual usage and compare these with competitors. This can result in the production of more-efficient and better-performing smartphones in the future in terms of Internet connection.

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Heavy users of data like the telco companies will benefit tremendously from this since they do not have to pay for the data, unlike those that come from companies like Akamai, OpenSignal, and Ookla, where access to data and other Internet measurements and statistics are paid via subscription.

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For the companies in the digital world, BASS PH can help them identify specific target areas with high Internet activity and concentrate on their digital product offerings there. BASS PH also helps the government guard and protect the public against any possible fraud using BASS PH’s free and supplemental third-party data.

“With BASS PH, we help empower smartphone users in the Philippines by giving them the tool to measure and log Internet speeds. We hope this, in turn, will ensure that network providers in the country will efficiently and consistently deliver their advertised Internet speeds and thus will pave the way to better Internet service nationwide,” explains Wilson Chua of BASS PH.

BASS PH is free of download in any Android or iOS devices. Upon download, users can start by opening the app and press “Begin Test” to measure the connection speed. Then by viewing the map, users will be able to see the results of BASS users in a particular area. BASS PH apps just consumes 30MB of the mobile phone storage and will consume minimal time and data for every test.

By downloading BASS PH and testing the Internet speeds, we all can contribute to the data being gathered to achieve the ultimate goal: Improve the state of Internet in the Philippines. BASS PH calls out to support other government-initiated efforts and investments that will help achieve the goal of providing Filipinos with better Internet connection.

For more information about BASS PH, visit their website.