Pasay City, Philippines, 9 November 2017—A revolutionary application that will help users measure the speed of internet connection of smartphones was launched today. 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 launch of BASS PH is deemed vital amid the clamor to further improve the status of internet connection in the country.
At this time where the Philippines lags behind other countries even in Southeast Asia in terms of quality of internet speed, the app offers far-reaching benefits for a variety of users.
- For subscribers and customers, they can use a virtual map to help them see which telecommunications provider has 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 also reallocate resources such as bandwidth and frequency to areas that need it most.
- For phone manufacturers, they can also access information as regards the performance of their phone units during actual usage and compare these with competitors. This can result to the manufacture of more efficient and better-performing phones in the future.
- As for companies with businesses in the digital world, the BASS PH map can help them identify specific target areas with high internet activity and concentrate their digital product offerings there.
- Finally, BASS PH can help the government guard and protect the public against any possible fraud using BASS PH’s free, supplemental, third-party data.
More importantly, BASS PH is absolutely free to download, and the generated data will likewise be free to the public and other interested users. This makes the data even more valuable since it was generated by an app developed by an independent, third-party organization. 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, Open Signal and Ookla, where access to data and other internet measurements and statistics are paid via subscription.
And no worries because BASS PH is easy to use. Just go to Google Play or App Store and download. You can begin the test by opening the app and press “Begin Test” to measure your connection speed. Then by viewing the map, users will be able to see the test results of BASS users in a particular area. BASS PH is available for both Android and iOS users and is easy to store in any smartphone. All it needs is around 30MB of storage landscape and will consume minimal time and data for every test.
“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 also called for a stronger cooperation and collaboration between the government and the telco companies, where they can join hands to achieve the ultimate goal: improve the state of internet in the Philippines. They also advised the public to share or contribute their measurements in order to help improve speed and overall internet experience in the Philippines. They also expressed the willingness of BASS PH to help support other government-initiated efforts and investments that will help achieve the goal of providing Filipinos with better internet.