PH now at 83rd spot in mobile internet


The Philippines’ broadband and mobile internet speed continues to improve in February 2021, according to global monitoring firm Ookla Speedtest, with the Philippines now at the 83rd spot for mobile and 92nd for fixed broadband in a ranking of 140 countries.

The country moved up three spots from its 86th ranking for mobile, and 8 notches from its 100th ranking for fixed broadband last January 2021.

“Since the President placed great emphasis on the need to improve the connectivity experience for Filipinos, everyone in government, telecommunication companies, and mobile network operators had been diligently doubling efforts to enhance Internet connectivity and access in the country,” DICT Secretary Gregorio B. Honasan II said.

As stated in the Ookla report, the country’s average download speed for February 2021 surged to 38.46 Mbps (fixed broadband) and 26.24 Mbps (mobile internet).

For the fixed broadband category, the jump to the February rating saw a 17.51% or 5.73 Mbps increase from the 32.73 Mbps last January. As for the mobile internet speed, the January figures recorded 25.77 Mbps, showing a slight increase in average download speed.

The fixed broadband average download speed of 38.46 Mbps for February 2021 registered its highest increase since the onset of the Duterte administration—a 386.22% increase from the recorded figure of 7.91 Mbps back in July 2016. As for mobile, there is a 252.68% increase from its speed of 7.44 Mbps back in July 2016.