/ 25 February 2021

THE PHILIPPINES placed 86th in the global mobile internet speed rankings, data from global internet analysis provider Ookla released in January 2021 showed.

The country jumped 25 spots from 111th in 2020 to 86th.

The Ookla report also revealed that the country maintained its 100th place ranking in the fixed broadband global average category, with an average download speed of 32.73.

Compared to December 2020, the Ookla January 2021 results showed a 4.10% increase from 31.44 Mbps in fixed broadband, and 14.53% from 22.50 Mbps in mobile.

Department of Information and Communications Technology Secretary Gregorio Honasan said that the DICT will continue to coordinate with the National Telecommunications Commission to help ensure the swift rollout of telecommunication companies’ internet modernization plans.

“Our vision of digital transformation shall be realized if all Filipinos, regardless of who they are and where they are in the country, have quality access to Internet connectivity services at affordable prices,” Honasan said.

The DICT and NTC holds bi-monthly meetings with telcos to check on the status of their network roll-out plans and to address any problems that may cause lags in its implementation.