The Philippines’ median fixed and mobile broadband download speeds showed improvements in Ookla’s Global Speedtest Index rankings in September.
The country’s median fixed broadband speed increased to 78.69 Mbps from 78.33 Mbps recorded the previous month, while the median mobile speed reached 22.54 Mbps from 22.35 Mbps the previous month.
The Philippines now ranks 46th out of 181 countries for fixed broadband and 85th out of 139 countries for mobile. Out of 50 Asian countries, the Philippines ranks 14th for fixed broadband and 29th for mobile. In the Asia-Pacific region, the country ranks 12th for fixed broadband and 17th for mobile out of 46 countries.
The continued improvement in the nation’s internet speed is in line with President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr.’s directive to provide fast and reliable internet connectivity, especially in hard-to-reach locations nationwide.
Recently, Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) Secretary Ivan John Uy provided internet connectivity to three remote island villages in Zamboanga City under his BroadBand ng Masa (BBM )”.
Uy said internet connectivity in the three island villages of Zamboanga town will open many other opportunities in areas such as e-learning, telemedicine and online banking.
In addition, Elon Musk’s Starlink satellite internet service is also expected to further improve the country’s internet speeds. The service is expected to be available by mid-2023, with priority given to connecting geographically isolated and disadvantaged areas of the country to the internet.
Starlink offers high-speed, low-latency satellite Internet service with download speeds between 100 Mbps and 200 Mbps. Using advanced low-orbit satellites, the service will enable video calling, online gaming, streaming and other high data activities never before possible with satellite internet.
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