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Philippines on Asia’s Top 10 Internet Countries

Relevance: 100%      Posted on: October 6, 2008

In the latest report by InternetworldStats, the Philippines took the #10 spot with the most number of internet users at 14 Million, just 900k lower than Malaysia at #9. That number represents 15.1% of the total population of the Philippines {via}. That's still a low internet usage density though. China tops the list at 253 Million followed by Japan at 94 Million and India at 60 Million. As for internet penetration, the Philippines is still way down the line, esp. in South East Asia: Japan: 73.8% South Korea: 70.7% Hong Kong: 69.5% Taiwan: 67.2% Malaysia: 59% Singapore: 58.6% Macau: 51.6%…

Internet Penetration in the Philippines

Relevance: 96%      Posted on: April 22, 2007

According to a friend of mine, ACNielsen doesn't have any relevant internet-usage research studies in the Philippines. This is the same topic I brought up during the iBlog3 -- no extensive public study has been made in recent years about internet penetration and online usage behavior in the country. So, when the issue of Internet Usage in the Philippines was tackled, everyone had their own numbers to throw out. Some would say 20% while others maintain the slow growth rate of 12%. While digging a little deeper into this topic, I found several statistics and research studies from the Internet

Top 10 cities in the Philippines with ‘fastest’ Internet

Relevance: 94%      Posted on: May 20, 2015

Along with Ookla's report showing the Philippines being one of the countries with the slowest Internet in the whole world, diving deeper into the details of our country will show the ranking of the cities based on their download speeds. We picked out the top 10 cities and listed them down after the break. The city that tops the list as of May 2015 is Pasay City with an average download speed of 11.03 megabits per second (Mbps) followed by Pampanga and Marilao at 8.75 and 8.48Mbps, respectively. The fourth spot is taken by Muntinlupa City at 7.16Mbps. From there, the…

Video: Senate Hearing on Slow Internet in the Philippines

Relevance: 91%      Posted on: June 1, 2014

Last week, the Senate hearing on Slow Internet in the Philippines was held and chaired by Sen. Bam Aquino calling all telcos to explain the state of internet in the Philippines. Several key agencies like the NTC, DTI and DOST were also summoned to shed light on the issue. Both Globe and PLDT/Smart were also present in the hearing. The 2:20 hour video below discussed the state on internet in the country in terms of access, speed and cost. Both our previous stories on ASEAN DNA (using the Ookla Net Index) and the Akamai studies were used as reference as…

12 Years of Internet in the Philippines

Relevance: 86%      Posted on: March 29, 2006

12 years of intenet in the Philippines and a lot has changed since then... Might first encounter with the internet was in my freshmen years in Ateneo. Students are issued their own university emails in the form of We use pine to access our emails and we were given computer cards worth around 50 hours of internet use in the Faura computer labs. Google wasn't born yet so I guess I was more familiar with the likes of Yahoo & MSN. Hence my oldest existing email was from Yahoo and I started to using emails to reach my high…

Sen. Bam Aquino calls for investigation of slow internet in the Philippines

Relevance: 85%      Posted on: April 22, 2014

Senator Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aguirre Aquino IV expressed his dismay at the current state/cost of internet connection in the country on his official Facebook account and vowed that he will conduct further investigations to know why the Philippines is lagging behind other neighboring countries. In response to the report published by ASEAN DNA, the 36-year old senator didn’t mince his words regarding the matter and even went as far as demanding NTC (National Telecommunications Commission) to provide a clear explanation as to why the internet connection in the country is more costly, yet comparatively slower, than in other parts of…

APCN2 fixed, Philippines to expect faster Internet

Relevance: 84%      Posted on: April 7, 2014

We've previously reported that the country's Internet connection has been affected due to faulty submarine cables. Today, PLDT has announced that the APCN2 has already been fixed and that normal speeds are now restored. "The consortium operating the Asia-Pacific Cable Network (APCN) which includes the Philippines has fully repaired the two breaks in its fiber optic undersea cable network in China-Korea and Taiwan-Japan. Thus, PLDT services affected by this fiber cable cuts are now fully restored," PLDT Home posted on their Facebook page. Since the submerged cables are now fixed, not only PLDT subscribers should be experiencing faster connection speeds,…

The 3 biggest Internet companies in the Philippines

Relevance: 82%      Posted on: July 18, 2014

World Startup Report (WSR) has recently published their latest report showcasing the biggest Internet companies in each country. Read on to find out who's our biggest here in the Philippines, and around the world, for 2014. Internet companies listed below are based on their U.S. Dollar valuation. Philippines: iRemit (Payments) - $78 million Morphlabs (B2B) - $40 million Metrodeal (E-Commerce) - $30 million For comparison, here's the big three from the U.S.: Google (Search) - $410 billion Amazon (E-Commerce) - $187 billion Facebook (Communication) - $183 billion The top 3 for global is lead the by U.S. and Chinese Internet

Smart Teams Up with to Bring Free Internet to Filipinos

Relevance: 81%      Posted on: March 18, 2015

In an effort to bring internet access to more people around the world, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg launched a global initiative called some two years ago and partnered with the who’s who of the tech industry to achieve that goal. Today that initiative officially launched in the Philippines in partnership with Smart Communication, Talk ‘N Text and Sun Cellular. There are two ways Smart, Sun Cellular and TNT subscribers can browse the web without paying for data or using up their data allocation. Users can go directly to’s website and browse through the current selection of websites and…

Sen. Aquino invites public for Senate Hearing on Slow, Expensive Internet

Relevance: 81%      Posted on: August 16, 2015

Last week, Sen. Bam Aquino called out on the NTC to explain the delay of the memorandum for internet standards in the Philippines. Another Senate Hearing regarding the "Slow and Expensive Internet" in the Philippines is scheduled on August 18, 2015 at the Senate of the Philippines and the public is invited to attend the sessions. The call to investigate the state of internet in the Philippines started out around April of 2014 when Sen. Aquino voice out his concerns. Several other legislators have voiced out similar complaints. Interested parties or individuals may contact the office of Sen. Aquino (@bamaquino)…