DICT Sec Eliseo Rio Jr announced that DICT will soon sign a Memorandum of understanding to provide DICT with internet bandwidth monitoring system for a period of one year. According to Secretary Rio Jr,
"It will help DICT come up with policies and programs to improve the internet speed of ISPs and TElcos. As you know the president has mandated us to make our internet speed faster and cheaper. And we need a reliable measuring tool to base our decision. I wish project bass.org all the best of luck and success in this very laudable endeavor."
ICT in education, healthcare, govt services, financial inclusion, sharing of opportunities, job matching
Nationwide average bandwidths by Carrier. Globe is blue Smart is red Sun is yellow.
The upper chart shows the bandwidth, while the lower chart shows the number of measures BASS received from volunteers. Mention the Yugatech effect
For end consumers, the BASS data can be turned into a Choropleth map. These two side by side maps show bandwidth ‘winners’ per province based on most recent 30 days worth of data. The data is filtered 5-95%th percentile mean.
For the Telcos themselves, BASS can show each carrier their strong and weak areas of bandwidth. Blue is for Globe, Red is for Smart, and Green is for Sun.
Again for consumers, BASS also provides advanced analytics that looks at how much bandwidth each handset model can squeeze out given a certain signal strength. Of note is the Huawei Mate 9 (MHA-AL00), apparently it is able to optimize bandwidth due to the fact that 100% of Globe towers and 50% of Smart towers are running on Huawei equipment.
https://public.tableau.com/profile/wilson.chua#!/vizhome/BassReport-MB-HandsetAnalysis/Dashboard6?publish=yes 6am to 12 midnight Last 90 days’ data
This is a graph from Uber Mobility tracking BASS also received speed and bearing info aside from GPS coordinates. We can use this in the future to produce traffic and mobility analysis.
Hello. I would never have expected that Project BASS will reach this wonderful milestone. Seems like it was just yesterday when Sir Wilson initiated the “volunteerism” online on facebook group. I can still remember the initial app we deployed which was so buggy, and now amazingly awesome because of good people who volunteered their time/effort.
To tje volunteers, Salamat!, you guys are the heart of this innitiative/cause. Continue reporting bandwidth speed, dont lose streak. We all deserve better internet and these collective help from you guys will have huge impact in the long run. To telco operators and decision makers, we so believe Project BASS can really help you. as what Wes Dyer said : “Make it correct, make it clear, make it concise, make it fast. In that order.". It feels good to give back to our beloved Pilipinas even in small ways. I may not be there in this very special milestone of Peoject Bass - but my heart is celebrating with you all, the wonderful people behind bass - Sir Wilson, Sir Art, Fleire, Olay, Tzar, Andrew, A-ar and Melby. It felt really good doing something for our country with you all. Without you guys, there wont be a Project Bass. Maraming salamat sa opportunity:) thanks too to Manila Bulletin and to the big boys who supported and backed up this project.
Fusion of technology + community + govt and media
Bass launch Presentation Slides
Message from DICT Secretary Eliseo Rio Jr
DICT will soon sign a MOU with
It will help DICT come up with
policies and programs to improve
the internet speed of ISPs and
We need a reliable measuring
tool to base our decisions.
“I wish ProjectBASS.org all the
best of luck and success.”
With every one unit increase of ICT access, one sees a
3.7 % improvement in one’s poverty status from 2007
to 2008 and 2010 in the four Eastern African countries
Tanzania: One town with the ICT provisions saw
poverty level drop to 16.1 % (from 55%), while the
other similar town without ICT provisions saw poverty
level drop to 38.9 %
ICT Usage reduces Poverty
Peru: A large cohort who became internet users were
compared to non-users of the same period. The
household income of internet users were 19% higher
than those who remained non-users.
Core group stewardship
Data made publicly available
No control over place, time and frequency of tests
PERSONAL DATA PRIVACY CONCERNS
IMEI truncation and GPS precision
VOLUNTEERS MIGHT BE BETTER THAN
Diversity and breadth of ideas and knowledge
Tests with different parameters: Distance from Tower,
Handset, Operator, Browsers, Mobile OS
Larger Groups are likely to uncover issues/bugs
Larger Groups map larger areas faster
Significant Cost Savings
Magic Quadrant Analysis
Crowd SourcedIn house
Beta Testing Public API for Daily Stats Widget
Message from Paul S Orozco
To the volunteers, Salamat!, you guys are the
heart of this initiative.
We all deserve better internet and this
collective help from you guys will have huge
impact in the long run. To telco operators and
decision makers, we so believe Project BASS
can really help.
It felt really good doing something for our
country with you all
Thanks too to Manila Bulletin and to the big
boys who supported and backed up this