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How it Works: Global Internet Rankings

The internet may be one of the largest shared infrastructure networks in the world, but the strength of those networks is not shared equally. Depending on where you are in the world, your internet experience can be vastly different; download speed, latency, and available bandwidth can all be affected by your location. So how do […]

What is the internet backbone?

The internet is made up of hundreds of thousands of connections, linked together through miles and miles of cables stretching all over the world and into millions of homes and businesses in every country.  But not all connections are created equal, and some are much more important than others. At the core of all these […]

How does the internet handle traffic surges during a pandemic?

When the world went into lockdown back in early 2020, internet service providers were faced with the challenge of providing business quality internet to nearly every home, in every major city on the planet. This sudden surge of traffic from previously basic connections caused a ripple of worry over the resilience of the networks that […]

What’s Workspace Virtualization and How Does It Keep Your Business Up-to-Date?

Being able to perform your job anywhere in the world has become crucial for business survival, especially in the age of Covid. While some of us managed to get by with an email address and the occasional video conference, most employees are demanding more from their devices, and small businesses are struggling to keep up. […]

4 Tech Trends for Small Businesses in the Philippines

The digital world is always changing, with new technologies, new apps and new behaviours seeming to pop up near constantly.  In 2020 we saw some major shake ups in how businesses and consumers used the internet, particularly with the dramatic shift to working from home and the rise of video conferencing.  Hopefully 2021 won’t be […]

Wired or wireless? Fiber or broadband? What’s the difference, and which is better for my business?

The internet is constantly evolving, and as it grows so too do our expectations. In the 90’s, during the infancy of the world wide web, we were amazed at sending a simple email. In 2021, we’re live-streaming from our phones and video-conferencing with our colleagues working all across the country. It might sound luxurious, but […]

Why You and Your Business Should Care About Net Neutrality

How much of your work day is spent online? From work and school, to grocery shopping, reading the news, and spending time with loved ones, more and more of everyday life is being spent online. This huge increase in people’s data requirements has exposed the need for unrestricted access to the internet for all. However, […]

How COVID-19 Reshaped the Internet

As early as May in 2020, over 200 countries worldwide retreated into some level of lockdown due to coronavirus. Our extended shelter-in-place condition has led to a surge in need for internet services and digital technologies. Remote work, online purchasing, video conferencing and streaming content all exploded, adding extreme stress to internet infrastructure everywhere. But […]

How RPKI Route Origin Validation Secures Your Business Internet

At RISE we work everyday on our mission of accelerating business internet in the Philippines. We benchmark the level of service we deliver against international industry standards and practices, so that we can improve your overall business internet experience. We were the first network in the Philippines to join the MANRS convention, making the commitment […]

How to Analyze an Internet Service Provider – A Worked Example

The site bgp.he.net, offered by Hurricane Electric Internet Services, has information such as peers, internet exchanges and routing propagation listed on every ISP on its network. We will be using the site to demonstrate how you can analyze any ISP around the world. For the purposes of this article, we will be analyzing RISE’s page […]