Huge improvement in PH fixed broadband internet as speed improves 19 notches in global ranking
The 7.79Mbps increase in speed from 38.46Mbps last month to 46.25Mbps in March 2021 represents a monthly increase of 20.25% and a 484.70% increase from the country’s download speed of 7.91Mbps back in July 2016. The Philippines’ fixed broadband speed is now ranked 81st among 177 countries tested. The country’s improvement in rank in March was the 2nd best globally next to Oman’s. Mobile network overall performance slightly dipped as the country yielded an average download speed of 25.43Mbps from 26.24Mbps last month. The current mobile network performance still represents an increase of 241.80% from its speed of 7.44Mbps back in July 2016, while the average mobile download speed of 24.72Mbps from January to March this year also represents a 29.22% improvement from the 19.13Mbps posted in October to December 2020. Massive improvements in mobile speeds in previous months were also noted when the Philippines’ global rank in December 2020 went up 14 notches and up by another 10 notches in January 2021. Out of 140 countries, Philippine mobile speed was at 86th spot in January 2021 from 111th in the same period in 2020, outpacing countries like Russia, Malaysia, and Indonesia.