Philippines moves up in global internet speed rankings
Mobile and internet speed in the Philippines has improved considerably, according to a latest speed test report by internet metrics site Ookla.
Ookla’s latest Speedtest Global Index Report revealed that mobile speed in the Philippines has moved up seven places to rank 77th globally, whereas fixed broadband speed jumped fifteen places to rank 65th globally.
As of now, the average mobile download speed is 31.98 Mbps, whereas average fixed broadband speed is 58.73 Mbps.
Although both numbers are still below the global average, the Philippines’ improvement in global rankings can be attributed to fiber internet expansion efforts by major telecom players Globe, Smart, and DITO Telecommunity. Most recently, Globe inked a three-year deal with Nokia to upgrade and expand its 5G and 4G networks at over 1,000 sites across the Philippines.
Globally, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has the fastest mobile speed at 194.04 Mbps, whereas Philippines’ ASEAN neighbour Singapore has the world’s fastest fiber internet speed at 250.35 Mbps.