The Philippines has climbed up one spot to fourth place in Southeast Asia, according to Ookla’s latest Speedtest Global Index. The country now trails behind Malaysia and surpasses Vietnam and other Southeast Asian nations.
|Country||Download Speeds (Median)|
|Myanmar (Burma)||19.63 Mbps|
The biggest cities in the Philippines are also showing consistently improving internet speeds:
|City||Download Speeds (January 2022)||Download Speeds (January 2023)|
|Quezon City||49.37 Mbps||92.21 Mbps|
|Caloocan City||55.95 Mbps||91.03 Mbps|
|Manila City||51.40 Mbps||90.33 Mbps|
|Davao City||51.74 Mbps||89.29 Mbps|
|Cebu City||39.52 Mbps||82.73 Mbps|
This improvement is largely driven by PLDT, the country’s largest integrated telco network, which has been expanding its fiber network across the archipelago. PLDT’s fiber network covers over 1.09 million kilometers and 5.9 million ports, reaching 16.8 million homes in 67 percent of the country’s cities and municipalities as of end-September 2022.
PLDT is also the only telco provider in the Philippines that can offer a fiber-optic service with speeds of up to 10,000 Mbps, the fastest possible broadband connection available in the country.
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The Speedtest Global Index rankings are based on the median download speed that reflects the most accurate internet speeds users are likely to get. According to Ookla, faster internet speeds enable more opportunities for economic growth, education, health care, and entertainment.