The latest Ookla Speedtest Global Index report showed an increase in fixed and mobile broadband download speeds in the Philippines.
The country’s fixed broadband speed improved to 75.02 Mbps in November from 71.08 Mbps the previous month, which means a 5.54% month-over-month improvement for the fixed broadband.
This also represents an 848.42% improvement since the start of the Duterte administration in July 2016.
Mobile speed also increased as the country produced an average download speed of 40.37 Mbps, down from 38.12 Mbps in October, indicating a 5.90% month-over-month improvement for mobile.
This represents an improvement of 442.61% since President Rodrigo Duterte took office.
The massive increase in internet speed can be attributed to the president’s announcement to streamline and speed up the issuance of local government unit licenses in July 2020, generating a significant increase in licenses granted to telecom operators. from this period to October of this year compared to 2019.
The rapid granting of permits has enabled telecommunications operators to speed up construction of the infrastructure (cell towers and fiber optic network) needed to strengthen services and connectivity.
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