TL;DR: Ookla hails PLDT as the fastest broadband in 16 out of 17 regions in the Philippines.
PLDT records the fastest average fixed download and upload speeds in 16 out of 17 key regions in the Philippines, based on the Ookla Speedtest Intelligence data as of Q1 2021.
According to the latest quarter of Ookla analysis, PLDT widens lead of average download speed results in Metro Manila, Calabarzon, Central Luzon, Central Visayas, Northern Mindanao, Western Visayas, Davao Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, Cagayan Valley, Ilocos Region, Soccsksargen, Eastern Visayas, Zamboanga Peninsula, Caraga, MIMAROPA, and Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).
“PLDT has been aggressively expanding our fiber network footprint nationwide, which has been key to the massive and consistent improvement of our internet speeds,” says Butch G. Jimenez, Senior Vice President and Head of PLDT Home Business.
Ookla, the global leader in internet testing and analysis, assessed the best network speeds attained across a given network, accounting for tests that are taken on various Speedtest applications from different devices connected to a fixed network.
Undisputed Telco Leader
PLDT continues to set the standard for fast internet speeds in the Philippines with its repeat wins as the fastest fixed network at the Ookla Speedtest Awards by recording the highest Speed Score, top download, and upload speeds compared to other telcos in the country. In 2020, PLDT achieved the highest Speed Score of 24.79 and 27.28 in the 1st and 2nd half of the year.
PLDT has the most powerful and fastest fiber-to-the-home network that can deliver up to 1000 Mbps symmetrical speeds. Jimenez shares, “We’ve introduced faster plans bundled with the latest WiFi 6 and Mesh solutions so our customers can maximize the speeds that our network can deliver.”
With the widest fiber network footprint in the Philippines at 478,000 kilometer lines for the first quarter of 2021, PLDT continues to expand and now has 3.9 Million broadband subscribers.
“This pandemic has made the Internet an essential for millions of Filipino families. PLDT Home remains committed to power their needs for work, study, family entertainment, and business with the fastest network and the latest digital solutions,” concluded Jimenez.