PH internet speed continues to improve
The Ookla Speedtest Global Index indicated that the country’s average internet download speed continues to accelerate.
Fixed broadband speed increased from 66.55 Mbps in June 2021 to 71.17 Mbps in July. The latest download speed represents a monthly improvement of 6.94% for fixed broadband.
Speed ââalso represents a 799.75% improvement since the start of the Duterte administration in July 2016.
Mobile speed also improved in July, with the country recording an average download speed of 33.69 Mbps compared to 32.84 Mbps the month before. The latest download speed represents a monthly improvement of 2.59% for mobile. Speed âârepresents a 352.82% improvement since the start of the Duterte administration in July 2016.
Fixed broadband speed in the Philippines now ranks 63rdrd over 180 countries. For mobile, the country now ranks 72sd over 139 countries.
Out of 50 countries in Asia, the country’s internet speed now ranks 17e for fixed broadband and 23rd for laptop. In Asia-Pacific, the Philippines rank 14e for fixed broadband and 13e for mobile in 46 countries. In ASEAN, the country is ranked 5e in fixed and mobile broadband in 10 countries.
The president’s announcement to streamline and speed up the issuance of LGU licenses in July 2020 generated a significant increase in licenses 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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