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PH internet speed improves again in July: Ookla


People are using their phones in Quezon City amid the amended enhanced community quarantine on August 16, 2020. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News / File

MANILA — Internet connectivity in the country showed continuous improvement in July, according to the latest Ookla Speedtest Global Index.

In terms of mobile connectivity, the Philippines fell 3 notches to 72nd place with an average download speed of 33.69 Mbps compared to 32.84 the previous month, according to the ranking.

The average fixed broadband speed is also higher at 71.22 Mbps for the month compared to the 66.55 Mbps average in June.

However, the country’s fixed broadband ranking fell a notch to 63rd place due to improvements in other countries, the data showed.

Overall, the average download speed for mobile is 55.07 Mbps and 107.50 Mbps for fixed broadband.

“These data show us the impressive growth rate of our country’s internet speeds in just one year,” DICT Secretary Gregorio “Gringo” Honasan II said in a separate statement.

“Your DICT will continue to coordinate with the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) as well as other government agencies and private stakeholders to ensure that internet speeds for fixed broadband and mobile internet continue on their upward trajectory in the world. over the next few months, ”he added.

Honasan said the connectivity improvements could be attributed to new measures imposed during the pandemic to speed up the authorization of new telecommunications constructions.

For July, the United Arab Emirates, South Korea and Qatar are the top 3 countries in terms of mobile while Monaco, Singapore and Hong Kong were ranked in the top 3 countries for fixed broadband.

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– with a report by Warren De Guzman, ABS-CBN News

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