Akamai Q1 2017 Report: Philippines dead last in Internet speeds
In the most recent”State of the Internet” report by Akamai, the Philippines continues to lag behind all other Asia Pacific countries in terms of average internet speeds.
Akamai reported the average internet in the Philippines for the Q1 of 2017 at 5.5Mbps.
The 5.5Mbps average speed has improved from 4.6Mbps from one quarter ago (Q4 2016 Akamai Report). This is a 20% improvement that’s the highest in the group, along with Thailand.
Still, despite observed improvement in average internet in the Philippines, the country ranked last in the Asia Pacific region.
Akamai also has a break-down of broadband penetration with 6.2% of users having 15Mbps or higher connection.
Only 1 out of 10 (11%) of broadband users in the Philippines has 10Mbps or higher internet speeds.
Only 2 out of every 5 internet users (39%) in the Philippines have a connection fo 4Mbps and higher.
In terms of broadband penetration, the Philippines has the lowest among Asia Pacific countries.
You can also check out a similar report for quarter 4 of 2016 here.