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Prices of Fiber Internet in Southeast Asia vs. Philippines

Fiber connectivity is currently one of the fastest available broadband connection across the globe. Here in the Philippines, only selected areas have this service and it doesn’t come cheap.

To give you a perspective on how we fare against other neighboring countries in terms of pricing, we take a look at some of the carriers that provide this service to their respective countries and compare them against Globe’s rates (since PLDT hasn’t released its list of monthly pricing as of yet).


Note: Not all service providers offer 1Gbps of Fiber connection (Indonesia’s MyRepublic tops at 300Mbps) so we also included pricing of 100Mbps speeds. This way, it will be the common denominator to effectively compare each of their prices. 

CountryService ProviderSpeedContract (100Mbps/1Gbps)PriceDirect Conversion
MalaysiaTIME100Mbps12 monthsRM179Php2,054.30
ThailandAIS100Mbps/1Gbps12 monthsTHB3,990/THB19,990Php5,319/Php26,678
IndonesiaMyRepublic100Mbps/300Mbps12 monthsRP299,000/RP899,000Php1,059.82/Php3,184.90
PhilippinesGlobe Telecom100Mbps/1Gbps24 monthsPhp3,499/Php9,499

As you can see from the rates of 100Mbps connection, most of the providers come cheaper against Globe’s Php3,499 price. Only Thailand gets more expensive at an equivalent rate of Php5,319. Same is the case for the 1Gbps pricing, with almost all other countries asking for more affordable rates than Globe’s Php9,499.

This doesn’t come as a surprise since we already know that the Philippines has one of the most expensive rates but still remains one of the slowest in Asia and the world when it comes to average speed.

Sources: M1, AIS, TIME, MyRepublic, and Globe

Kevin Bruce Francisco is the Senior Editor and Video Producer for YugaTech. He's a Digital Filmmaking graduate who's always either daydreaming of traveling or actually going places on his bike. Follow him on Twitter for more tech updates @kevincofrancis.

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14 Responses

  1. Php1.06/Php3.19 for Indonesia? sure?

  2. Izrael says:

    WTF?!?! piso kada buwan lang sa indonesia?

  3. MichaelCorsigue says:

    tama ba yung sa indonesia?

  4. Mark Alvin says:

    please indicate if meron data cap if any. unlimited ba sila lahat?

  5. Izrael says:

    lol, 1k pala,, ayusin nyo yan. baka magkagulo sa pinas

  6. Por Fe Rio says:

    PLDT here, cebu area. I got a 3mbps home fiber for 1732 a month with phone. PLDT agents are calling me to upgrade to 50mbps speed for another additional 1295 for a roughly 3000 a month. For 6 months they said they’ll give a boost to 100mbps after that it’s back to 50bmps. P3000 a month. IMHO it still sucks. compared to other countries speed/contract/price :(

  7. kola says:

    sa Thailand ang alam ko 10mbps ay 800 lang, yan ang minimum.

  8. Easy E says:

    Kung may magagawa tayo, tutulong ako. Go!

  9. archie says:

    South Korea, almost 1gbps for only P1,500. Magiging testing grounds pa sila ng li-fi. Di lang naman ang pldt ang may kasalanan sa mataas na rates. Mahal na business permit, sobrang taas na importation tax at maraming under the table sa govt. para lang maprocess ang papers mo sa new infrastractures. Hangga’t malaki ang tolerance ng mga pilipino sa corruption e hindi talaga tayo mag-aadvance sa kahit anong industrial aspect.

  10. OTOT says:

    No question at all, kung kakayahan din lang naman ang pag uusapan kayang kaya ng Pilipinas mapabilis ang internet connection natin..pera pera nga lang ang usapan dyan + kurakutan = kawawa ang mga subscrfibers. Period!!!

  11. Blight says:

    Pakapalan lang ng mukha sa Pilipinas. Wala silang pake kung tayo man ang pinakamahal o pinakamabagal basta kumikita sila TAPOS! Government doesn’t have the motivation and the means to regulate internet connection.

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