As shown by Ookla’s World Speedtest Index for June, the country’s latest fixed broadband download speed of 66.55 Mbps represents a 741.34% improvement over the speed of 7.91 Mbps recorded in start of the Duterte administration in July 2016.
Meanwhile, the latest mobile speed of 32.84 Mbps represents a 341.40% improvement over the speed of 7.44 Mbps during the same period.
Speedtest Global Index started the monthly world rankings in August 2017. At that time, the Internet speed of the Philippines was ranked 94th out of 133 countries for fixed broadband and 100th out of 122 countries for mobile.
Fixed broadband speed in the Philippines is now ranked 62nd out of 181 countries. For mobile, the country now ranks 75th out of 137 countries.
The country’s average fixed broadband download speed of 66.55 Mbps in June represents a three notch increase in the global rankings from last May.
The average download speed of 32.84 Mbps on mobile represents a two notch increase in the global rankings compared to last May.
Out of 50 Asian countries, the country’s Internet speed now ranks 17th for fixed broadband and 23rd for mobile.
In Asia-Pacific, the Philippines ranks 14th for fixed broadband and 13th for mobile out of 46 countries.
In Southeast Asia, the country ranks fifth in fixed and mobile broadband out of 10 countries.
The significant progress in rankings in recent months is mainly due to the full support of the Duterte government to accelerate the release of LGU permits needed to accelerate improvements in telecommunications infrastructure.