PH Internet Speed Shows Continuous Improvement – Speedtest, Akamai

Ciara Alarcon
Internet speeds for both fixed broadband and mobile internet have improved in the Philippines, after President Rodrigo Duterte tapped telecommunications companies to enhance their services.

PH Internet Speed Shows Continuous Improvement – Speedtest, Akamai
PH Internet Speed Shows Continuous Improvement – Speedtest, Akamai

While Speedtest recognized the government’s effort in pushing giants to provide better internet service, Akamai Technologies revealed that the country has a significant improvement in broadband speed and adoption in the last few quarters, as well.

“The improvement in the Philippines’ Internet speed may be attributed to President Duterte’s repeated calls for telecommunications companies to improve their services,” Speedtest Global addressed.

According to Speedtest, the average download speeds for mobile increased to 11.95 Mbps last September, compared to 10.47 Mbps in August and 8.18 Mbps in 2016. This improvement positioned the country to 94th world ranking from 99th.

Average download speeds for fixed broadband improved, too. In September, it recorded 13.41 Mbps from 13.29 Mbps in August and 8.76 Mbps in 2016. With this, the country has moved up to 88th from its previous world ranking of 91st.

Speedtest also revealed that Iraq has the slowest mobile internet speed in the world, while Venezuela recorded the slowest fixed line connection.

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Here are the September’s Top Performing Countries according to the Global Speedtest Index Result:

Mobile Internet:

  1. Norway – 57.74 Mbps
  2. Netherlands – 51.92 Mbps
  3. Hungary – 49.14 Mbps
  4. Iceland – 48.83 Mbps
  5. Singapore – 48.82 Mbps

Fixed Broadband:

  1. Singapore – 156.67 Mbps
  2. Hong Kong – 145.75 Mbps
  3. Iceland – 127.11 Mbps
  4. South Korea 121.49 Mbps
  5. Romania – 98.39 Mbps

Meanwhile, in terms of “above 4 Mbps connectivity adoption,” Akamai said that the Philippines has the strongest growth in Asia Pacific region with 39% adoption rate, 26% QoQ, and 111% YoY.

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