February 21, 2021 at 06:35 pm
Darwin G. Amojelar
The Philippines’ global mobile internet speed rankings in January 2021 climbed 86th spot from its 111th rank in the same month in 2020, according to data from an Ookla report.
For fixed broadband, the country’s average download speed was recorded at 32.73 Mbps. The country retained its 100th ranking in the fixed broadband global average category.
Additionally, compared to December 2020, the Ookla January 2021 results saw a 4.1-percent increase from 31.44 Mbps (fixed broadband) and 14.53 percent from 22.50 Mbps (mobile).
After President Duterte’s mandate to advance improvements in telco services to ensure the country’s internet speed and quality keep up with our Southeast Asian neighbors, the government had been closely monitoring telco’s performance.
Department of Information and Communications Technology Secretary Gregorio Honasan II said his agency would continue to coordinate with the National Telecommunications Commission to help ensure the telco’s roll-out plans are complied with in a timely manner.