MANILA, Philippines – The country’s fixed and mobile broadband download speeds improved in November based on the latest Ookla Speedtest Global Index report released on Wednesday by the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC).
According to the Ookla report, the country’s fixed broadband speed improved to 75.02 Mbps in November from the 71.08 Mbps recorded in the previous month.
The latest download speed means a 5.54% month-over-month improvement for fixed broadband and represents an 848.42% improvement since the start of the Duterte administration in July 2016.
This indicates a 5.90% month-over-month improvement for mobile and represents a 442.61% improvement since July 2016.
“President [Rodrigo] Duterte’s announcement to streamline and speed up LGU (local government unit) licensing in July 2020 generated a significant increase in licenses granted to telecom operators from July 2020 to October of this year compared to 2019. “The NTC said in a statement. .
The improvement in the country’s internet speed is largely attributed to this development, as telecom operators are able to speed up the construction of infrastructure such as cell phone towers and fiber optic networks that are needed to strengthen services and connectivity, he added.
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