The latest Ookla Speedtest Global Index Rankings show the Philippines’ internet speed continues to improve. The country placed 93rd for mobile and 60th for fixed broadband connections, jumping 8 places up from the previous rankings.
On mobile, the median download speed is 19.38Mbps, while the median upload speed is 5.61Mbps. On fixed broadband, median download and upload speeds are 52.16Mbps and 49.08Mbps, respectively.
The top five countries that lead in mobile internet speeds are the United Arab Emirates (135.35Mbps), Norway (134.73Mbps), Qatar (120.69Mbps), South Korea (117.95Mbps), and the Netherlands (108.33Mbps).
Meanwhile, the top five countries that lead in the fixed broadband category are Singapore (197.97Mbps), Chile (197.28Mbps), Thailand (187.80Mbps), Denmark (170.38Mbps), and Hong Kong (161.93Mbps).
In the Philippines, Caloocan City showed the fastest median download speed with 25.71Mbps, followed by Quezon City (23.89Mbps), Manila (23.75Mbps), Davao City (15.19Mbps), and Cebu City (13.31Mbps).
Smart Communications is the fastest mobile operator with a median download speed of 24.07Mbps. DITO is second with 16.96Mbps, and Globe is third with 15.25Mbps.
In 5G, Smart once again leads with 200.43Mbps median download speed, compared to Globe’s 121.29Mbps.
If you’re looking for the fastest 5G phone, the iPhone 13 Pro Max achieved the highest median download speeds, followed by the iPhone 13 Pro, and then the Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G.
The report is based on data Ookla collected from at least 300 unique user results for mobile and fixed broadband per country.