1:27 Alora of Cyberpress PH and Faith of LG Philippines raffling the lucky winner of LG G2.
1:20 The transition to analog to digital broadcasting is happening in the next 3 years, according to Mon Ibrahim.
1:16 “At one time, dial-up connection speed was 2,004bps,” shared by Tan.
1:11 Benjie Tan on the mic is a shy guy. He asked his friend if he deserves such attention when all that he did was to bring a router to PLDT.
1:05 The man who connected the Philippines to the internet 20 years ago is in the house – Benjie Tan.
1:02 ICT is the next main thing to do. – Bill Torres.
12:58 “There are 3 players: Telcos, providers of gadgets and devices, and lastly, consumer. We need new players like partner for telcos. Let’s not just be buyers. That’s the importance of national infrastructure,” said Bill Torres.
12:57 Bitcoin wont be shut-down, said Olesen.
12:55 @digitalspidey asked Olesen regarding Japan’s Bitcoin filing of ‘bankruptcy.’
12:54 Olesen explains Bitcoin restrictions and regulations.
12:54 Q & A starts now.
12:48 10 minute lunch break.
12:27 Current Supply – 12.5 million BTC.
12:26 Current price $550 per 1 BTC.
12:25 Bitcoin is accessible to anyone with internet connection. “You can be your own bank,” said Olesen.
12:24 According to Olesen, Bitcoin is not a company or organization – it’s a technology application.
12:18 Lasse Birk Olesen introduces Bitcoin as a technology for decentralized databases and a result of 30 years of research.
12:17 Bitcoin PH co-founder now on stage.
12:16 Today we celebrate 20 years of the Internet in the Philippines and 17 years of Cyberpress Philippines.
12:15 LG considers and innovate to what matters to consumers which is LTE and connectivity.
12:15 Faith announces that they will be raffling off LG phones later.
11:00 The ‘Grandfather of Philippine Internet’ William ‘Bill’ Torres speaks in front of the media present.
“There were many things that happen before 1994 and I proposed to put up satellites all over the country so that we can broadcast educational materials. That was a big project at that time,” Bill shared.
“Looking back, everybody knows that we have progress. But to measure, we are ahead when it cones to texting and selfie phenomenon. But how come we are next to the bottom in Asean in terms of network readiness index? How come we belong to the bottom half of 140 countries on terms of global competitive index at rank 186? We need to change the way we do things. We can’t have progress by doing things individually.”
“Take a look at the use of the word “convergence” – we were govern with old laws constrained by so many things. Convergence would have happen faster.”
“The reason we are stuck at 186 is infrastructure. We have advanced in bureaucracy and corruption, but with infrastructure e have not improved. We are stuck in the mud. This is the reason we have not advanced enough when it cones to competitiveness.”
“How come we cannot still improve our education? We are trained but we need to discover of bringing about massive number of people use the technology we have.”
Vision 20/20 welcomes the future with big hope. “I like you to be happy in knowing that doing things together, it will take you there,” the Grandfather of Philippine internet said.
“As the future of internet there e will be more surprises. We really believe in the next 5-10 years we will have bigger than Facebook Twitter coming in the Philippines,” shared Mon Ibrahim of DOST.
Cocoy J. Claravall, GLOBE Telecoms talks what lies ahead in internet in the Philippines.
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“Without hurting LG, Samsung and Apple are still the top brands in mobile devices,” mentioned Claravall on stage. LG Mobile Philippines is the main sponsor of Cyberpress Philippines: Vision 20/20 forum here at New World Makati.
Filipino Internet User Growth:
– Facebook 40 million users making the country at No. 8 spot.
– 2nd top user of internet in Asia.
– Philippines is well connected to other countries through major pipelines by Globe.
“What we need is to improve our local connectivity and I think the government is already doing that,” said Cocoy.
The future of internet is Connected Life Services.
The biggest challenge that service provider faces is developing new capabilities and capacity for emerging broadband usage.
Believe it or not. Philippines is the fastest growing smartphone market for SEA and soon connected appliances.
Telcos investing on ‘connected lifestyle’, according to Cocoy.
LG Mobile Philippines Product Manager Faith Mijares is on the mic now.
Chocolate, Shine and Prada are the first stylish and expensive Mobile Phones launched by LG. Cost? Php 20,000.
Cookie series by LG cost Php 12,500 when launched before the rise of Smartphones Optimus Series.
LG Mobile was awarded World’s First LTE Modem Chip in 2008.
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