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The Philippines consistently lagged behind in internet connection and speed in several studies on inter-connectivity.

In April, the Philippines ranked 121st out of 139 countries in mobile internet speed and placed 110 out of 174 countries in fixed broadband speed, according to the Speed Test Global Index.


A separate 2017 report of Akamai, an internet service and security provider firm, showed that the Philippines had the slowest average connection speed of just 4.5 Mbps (megabits per second), followed by India with 5.6 Mbps.

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There are some 57 million internet users, 3.9 million broadband subscribers, 134.6 million mobile phone subscribers and 4.1 million landline subscribers in the country in 2018, according to the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

This is expected to jump as the coronavirus pandemic has forced Filipinos to go online for work and school since quarantine restrictions were implemented in March.

For its part, the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) has vowed to improve internet service and increase its access after the quarantine. Last March, it launched Wi-Fi spots in remote and disadvantaged areas in Albay, Isabela, Palawan, Lanao del Sur, and Davao City. By the end of 2020, it aims to establish 10,000 free Wi-Fi sites nationwide.


However, millions are still struggling with the slow speed of telco services. A ton of complaints are being filed to NTC.
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As of March 2020, the Philippines ranked 63rd out of 100 countries in the 2020 Inclusive Internet Index conducted by the UK-based The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) and commissioned by Facebook.


ALSO READ: Duterte threatens PLDT-Smart, Globe to improve services by December or else
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Philippines among slowest in mobile internet speed worldwide

The Philippines consistently lagged behind in internet connection and speed in several studies on inter-connectivity.

In April, the Philippines ranked 121st out of 139 countries in mobile internet speed and placed 110 out of 174 countries in fixed broadband speed, according to the Speed Test Global Index.


A separate 2017 report of Akamai, an internet service and security provider firm, showed that the Philippines had the slowest average connection speed of just 4.5 Mbps (megabits per second), followed by India with 5.6 Mbps.

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There are some 57 million internet users, 3.9 million broadband subscribers, 134.6 million mobile phone subscribers and 4.1 million landline subscribers in the country in 2018, according to the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

This is expected to jump as the coronavirus pandemic has forced Filipinos to go online for work and school since quarantine restrictions were implemented in March.

For its part, the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) has vowed to improve internet service and increase its access after the quarantine. Last March, it launched Wi-Fi spots in remote and disadvantaged areas in Albay, Isabela, Palawan, Lanao del Sur, and Davao City. By the end of 2020, it aims to establish 10,000 free Wi-Fi sites nationwide.


However, millions are still struggling with the slow speed of telco services. A ton of complaints are being filed to NTC.
Cheapest Flights and Airline Tickets Online Booking
As of March 2020, the Philippines ranked 63rd out of 100 countries in the 2020 Inclusive Internet Index conducted by the UK-based The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) and commissioned by Facebook.


ALSO READ: Duterte threatens PLDT-Smart, Globe to improve services by December or else
Klook.com

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