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BASS PH An App That Measures Internet bandwidth Is Officially Launched

Friday, November 10, 2017
Getting fast and good signal for internet connection is vital these days. However, speed isn't the only criteria to look for. Finally, a local app is launched to help us find out which ISP offers the most suitable connection depending on our location.

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. 

For phone manufacturers, they 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.
As for the companies in the digital world, BASS PH map can help them identify specific target areas with high Internet activity and concentrate on their digital product offerings there. Finally, BASS PH also helps the government guard and protect the public against any possible fraud using BASS PH’s free supplemental, third-party data.
More importatnly, BASS PH is 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, OpenSignal, and Ookla, where access to data and other Internet measurements and statistics are paid via subscription.
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 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 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.

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. He/She also advised the public  to share or contribute their measurements in order to help improve speed and overall internet experience in the Philippines. He/She 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.
For more details visit http://projectbass.org/.
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