PH mobile internet speed continues to improve in October

November 15, 2021 People's Tonight 120 views

OOKLA Speedtest Global Index report showed another increase in mobile speed as the country yielded an average download speed of 38.12Mbps from 35.03Mbps the month before. The latest download speed signifies an 8.82% month-to-month improvement for mobile. The speed represents an improvement of 412.37% since the Duterte administration began in July 2016.

The country’s fixed broadband speed dipped slightly with 71.08Mbps registered in October 2021 compared to 71.85Mbps in September. The speed represents an improvement of 798.61% since the Duterte administration began in July 2016.

The President’s announcement to streamline and speed up the issuance of LGU permits in July 2020 generated a significant increase in permits granted to telcos from July 2020 to September this year vis-à-vis 2019. Improvement on internet speed is largely attributed to this development as telcos are able to fast-track building infrastructure (cellular towers and fiber optic network) necessary in boosting services and connectivity.

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