What is 4G Connectivity? Wi-Tribe and Globe WiMax Bring 4G to the Philippines !

Daren W. from Canlubang, Laguna DM'd TP this query via Twitter yesterday:
"Hi TP, what is 4G? Is 4G already available in the Philippines? Where can I avail of the service?"

Hi Daren!

4G, the successor to 3G and 2G connectivity, simply refers to the fourth (4th) generation of wireless standards. The 4G branded Mobile WiMAX (IEEE 802.16e-2005) mobile wireless broadband access standard offers peak data rates of 128 Mbit/s downlink and 56 Mbit/s uplink over 20 MHz wide channels.* via wiki. 4G WiMax supercedes 3G HSDPA as the fastest broadband technology currently available to the world. As such, we can expect 4G to deliver true wired speeds without wires.

Here's a diagram courtesy of MobileWhack showing trends in wireless standards, moving from CDMA [in the US vs. GSM in the Philippines] all the way to 4G:

Watch this video to learn more about WiMax; its history and capabilities:

Daren, 4G is now available in the Philippines. Thanks to Wi-Tribe WiMax and Globe WiMax (click on links for store locations and contact details of both companies).

Wi-Tribe Enters the Philippines

The Wi-Tribe brand is a growing global presence driven by the objective of enhancing online access in emerging markets in the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. It launched its broadband service in Jordan in 2008 and in Pakistan in 2009. With the Philippines’ launch in 2010, wi-tribe will welcome even more subscribers to its growing global tribe.

Through Liberty Broadcasting Network Incorporated, a partnership between San Miguel Corporation and Qtel Group, wi-tribe will be made available to Filipino customers and businesses across the country. This partnership is committed to bringing world-class multi-media products and a full, rich range of service and content in voice, instant messaging, and interactive gaming tomorrow.

Please stay tuned for more info on Wi-Tribe and Globe WiMax.

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  1. DONT EVEN WASTE YOUR TIME WITH WI-TRIBE. After more than 10 days since date of purchase, and after having done all the troubleshooting by their tech support, here is my email to them.

    Hello Wi-Tribe,

    Yesterday, May 12, 2010, Mr. TATS of your technical support visited my wi-tribe unit in Malabon and made some troubleshooting. I believe you have his report by this time, that I have 4 to 5 bars lit on my modem. I had to bring the modem to my house in Mindanao Avenue, Novaliches to test the connection further. But until 11:30 pm of that same day, my connection even got worse, speedtest.net won’t even push through (how can i even send you the images of my ping, speedtest and tracert).

    That’s it for me. I am done with your LOUSY SERVICE. I am now TERMINATING our business transaction. I am demanding a FULL REFUND. Return to me the amount of Nine Hundred Ninety Eight Pesos (Php998) and I will return your modem. Or you can spend more than 998 filing lawsuits. Unless you can guarantee that you can fix this intermittent connection problem by Monday, May 17, 2010.

  2. wi-tribe rocks! Never had a problem with my connection. Peeps from Las Pinas, Paranaque and Makati, join the tribe now! Solid 1mbps consistent speeds!

  3. Same here bukas ma putol konato.... bumagal sya maganda sya for the first week pero after la na dead na sya...

  4. those having problems baka naman your place really have weak signal or you are over your allocated gigs...just curious cause i am planning on getting one. i agree that if the service is lousy then to h--- with it. refund dapat...

  5. PLEASE NO ONE EVER SUBSCRIBE TO WI TRIBE. PLEASE PLEASE. The moment our lock up is done we will switch to another connection.

    LIMITED connection is not advisable nowadays.. PLEASE SEVEN GIG IS VERY SMALL FOR ONE MONTH


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