The Marcos administration welcomed further increases in internet download speeds in fixed and mobile broadband for the Philippines by the July 2022 Ookla Speedtest Global Index report.
The country’s median fixed broadband speed rose to 75.62 Mbps from 68.94 Mbps recorded the previous month. Average download speed for fixed broadband clocked at 102.93 Mbps.
Mobile median speed also increased, with the country recording a download speed of 22.56 Mbps from 21.41 Mbps the previous month.
Mobile average download speed clocked at 52.33 Mbps.
Increases in download speeds lifted the country’s global ranking in fixed broadband by seven notches and four notches in mobile.
The Philippines now ranks 46th out of 182 countries for fixed broadband and 84th out of 140 countries for mobile.
Simplified and faster issuance of LGU permits allowing telecommunications operators to accelerate the construction of the infrastructure (cellular towers and fiber optic network) necessary to strengthen services and connectivity has contributed significantly to the improvement of internet speed.
Such measures also fully support President Marcos’ plans to accelerate the development of digital infrastructure in the country.
The first-quarter 2023 rollout of Elon Musk’s Starlink broadband service in the country is also expected to further improve internet speeds.
Aimed at connecting geographically isolated and disadvantaged areas, the service offers high-speed, low-latency satellite Internet service with download speeds between 100 Mbps and 200 Mbps.
Filipinos in remote areas will soon have access to education, health services, online banking and other digital needs.
The regular monthly improvement in internet speed is a critical part of carrying out President Marcos’ orders to improve connectivity and e-governance in the country.