PH Internet speed increased by 741% for fixed, 341% for mobile since start of Duterte admin

July 19, 2021 People's Tonight 423 views

AS reported by Ookla’s Speedtest Global Index for June, the country’s latest fixed broadband download speed of 66.55Mbps represents an improvement of 741.34% from the 7.91Mbps speed registered at the beginning of the Duterte administration in July 2016. Meanwhile, the latest mobile speed of 32.84Mbps represents an improvement of 341.40% from the 7.44Mbps speed during the same timeframe.

Speedtest Global Index began monthly global rankings in August 2017. At that time, the Philippines’ internet speed ranked 94th out of 133 countries for fixed broadband and 100th out of 122 countries for mobile.

Philippine fixed broadband speed now ranks 62nd out of 181 countries. For mobile, the country now ranks 75th out of 137 countries.

The country’s fixed broadband average download speed of 66.55Mbps in June represents a 3-notch increase in global ranking compared to last May. The mobile average download speed of 32.84Mbps in mobile represents a 2-notch increase in global ranking compared to last May.

Out of 50 countries in Asia, the country’s internet speed now places 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 ASEAN, the country ranked 5th in both fixed broadband and mobile out of 10 countries.

The significant progress in rankings the past months is due primarily to the Duterte government’s all-out support in expediting the release of LGU permits required for the fast-tracking of improvement of telco infrastructure.