BASS PH app launched
Do you want to check your mobile internet speed in the Philippines? What is the fastest network in your workplace? Or the nearest Starbucks? Or the LTE speed on a specific province for your vacation? Which mobile network should you invest in, Globe, Smart or Sun?
Check out BASS PH, a revolutionary application that will help users measure the speed of internet connection on their smartphones. The app launched last 9 November 2017 at the Resorts World in Pasay, Philippines. We at the QSN was so happy to be part for this project.
BASS PH or Project Bass, which means “Bandwidth and Signal Statistics,” is an accurate and credible independent provider to measure your Mobile Internet Speed. Its mobile app provides internet users the ability to measure internet bandwidth and other statistics.
Led by and backed by Wilson Chua and Manila Bulletin’s Art Samaniego, BASS is completely a volunteer project with a diverse team of IT professionals. They are using crowd sourcing to build up their data.
The launch of BASS PH is very important to further improve the status of internet connection in the country. According to the Speedtest Global Index, we are on the 100th spot on the mobile internet category.
Because the Philippines internet lags behind other countries even in Southeast Asia, the app offers great benefits for 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 enjoy the collected data since they can now make data driven decisions on expansion areas that need it most.
For phone manufacturers, they can also access information as regards the peformance of theirohone 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 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.
About BASS PH
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 is generated with 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. This is unlike those that come from internet speed companies like Akamai, Open Signal and Ookla, where access to data and other internet measurements are paid via subscription.
BASS PH is very 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 result 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 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 their smartphone 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 nationwide, ” explains Wilson Chua of Bass PH.
Bass PH also called for a stronger cooperation and collaboration between the government and the telco companies, so they can join hands to achieve the ultimate goal: improve the state of internet in the Philippines.
He encourages the public to share or contribute their mobile internet speed test measurements to help improve speed and overall internet experience in the Philippines. He also expressed the willingness of BASS PH to support other government-initiated efforts and investments that will help achieve the goal of providing Filipinos with better internet.
For more information about BASS visit http://projectbass.org/.