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.
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.
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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