The country’s fixed broadband internet speed continued to improve for the 15th consecutive month, with the Ookla Speedtest Global Index reporting further acceleration in internet speed in the Philippines.
Fixed broadband speed increased from 71.17 Mbps in July 2021 to 72.56 Mbps in August. The latest speed represents a monthly improvement of 1.95% for fixed broadband. Speed ââalso represents an 817.31% improvement since the start of the Duterte administration in July 2016.
The report also showed an increase in mobile speed, with the country recording an average download speed of 33.77 Mbps compared to 33.69 Mbps in the previous month. The latest download speed represents a monthly improvement of 0.24% for mobile. Speed âârepresents a 353.89% improvement since the start of the Duterte administration in July 2016.
Fixed broadband speed in the Philippines now ranks 63 out of 180 countries.
For mobile, the country now ranks 73rd out of 140 countries.
Out of 50 Asian countries, the country’s Internet speed now ranks 17th for fixed broadband and 22nd for mobile.
In Asia-Pacific, the Philippines ranks 14th for fixed broadband and 13th for mobile out of 46 countries. In the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, the country ranked 5th for fixed broadband and mobile out of 10 countries.
The president’s announcement to streamline and speed up the issuance of LGU permits in July 2020 generated a significant increase in permits granted to telecom operators from July 2020 to June of this year compared to 2019. The improvement in speed The Internet is largely attributed to this development as telecom operators are able to speed up the construction infrastructure (cell towers and fiber optic network) needed to strengthen services and connectivity.
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