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.
|Country||Service Provider||Speed||Contract (100Mbps/1Gbps)||Price||Direct Conversion|
|Philippines||Globe Telecom||100Mbps/1Gbps||24 months||Php3,499/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.