Akamai reports Philippine internet speed at 1.4Mbps

Akamai reports Philippine internet speed at 1.4Mbps

Latest quarterly report from Akamai, an Internet content delivery network, shows that average internet speed in the Philippines has climbed up to 1,428Kbps or 1.4Mbps with an average peak of 13,880Kbps (13.8Mbps).

The results are actually pretty close when compared to other neighboring South Asia countries.


Here are the other internet speed results in the same quarter (Q1 2013):

(Average Connection Speed / Average Peak Connection Speed)
Hong Kong: 10.9Mbps / 44.8Mbps
Singapore: 6.9Mbps / 41.1Mbps
Thailand: 4.8Mbps / 30.1Mbps
Malaysia: 2.7Mbps / 23.6Mbps
China: 1.8Mbps / 8.3Mbps
Indonesia: 1.5Mbps / 12.7Mbps
Philippines: 1.4Mbps / 13.8Mbps
Vietnam: 1.4Mbps / 11.4Mbps
India: 1.2Mbps / 9.3Mbps

The numbers for the Philippines are very close to Indonesia and China. The Philippines even ranked higher when it comes to Average Peak Connection Speed.

Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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30 Responses

  1. Justin says:

    Syempre, ka-dodownload ng mga Pinoy ng PORN!

  2. still terrible speed says:

    i remember in the dial up days when internet was expensive, then isp bonanza showed up with their cheap prepaid internet with tons of hours.

    i wish a company like that would show up today and boost the internet here again

    • akr says:

      I can still remember leaving my PC on during off-peak hours to download faster and with unlimited hours.

    • vince says:

      we thought we had a duopoly buster with wi-tribe. we got poor quality capped internet instead

    • anon says:

      Just wait. May ginagawa atang pangapat na telecom network. Lets hope na magbibigay sya ng affordable yet faster connection.

  3. Freeje says:

    Wow! What company is this? Definitely not Wi-tribe and MyDSL. Tried them both and they suck big time! Most of the time you can’t get internet connection and when you do it’s freaking slow!

    • yuga says:

      That’s average of all ISPs in the Philippines, based on over 1 million IPs tracked.

    • abuzalzal says:

      haha @freeje

      Akala siguro ISP yung AKAMAI LOLOLOLOL

      funniest comment of the day so far

    • smart says:

      baka nga ibang network.sa smart kasi facetime lng ayaw pa magconnect. average sa lahat ng network malamang ung smart baka 1kbps lng.haha sayang lng ang data plan mukhang pangfacebook lng amg silbi.

  4. abuzalzal says:

    I have a 3mbps capped connection and somehow gusto kong bumalik sa 512 kbps true unlimited, nami-miss ko yung freedom :-O

    buwiset na bansa ito!

  5. evollove says:

    Loving my 512 Kbps WIMAX uncapped, consistent most of the time except pag bumabagyo tulad ngayon.

    Ang galing ng Thailand ah, sana makatikim naman ako ng 30 Mbps consistent and uncapped na net.

  6. ayosdoon says:

    +1 for winning the race to the bottom

  7. Jaims says:

    bakit dalawa Thailand???

  8. jefdev says:

    That’s weird, both countries which are considered as top in the BPO business have the lowest internet speed.

    I wonder if international companies considers this factor when they decide to outsource their business in the Philippines and India.

    Its both odd and ironic.

    • Blitz says:

      That’s because katulad dito sa amin, sangkaterbang websites ang naka-block including those popular sites that uses Akamai service. So siguro, the stats does not cover the majority of the BPO sector kung katulad dito sa office na kahit GMail eh bina-block.

    • lllll says:

      BPO companies are using US based internet (or Australian or other Country’s ISP) like verizon and not the local internet connections here in PH.

    • Blitz says:

      Are you referring to data storage or network connection? Dito nga Bayantel ang gamit namin. Dun sa dating call center company ko, they were using an ISP provider from Makati (forgot the name.)

    • Mel says:

      That Akamai report is only about retail internet connections that consumers like you and I can subscribe to at home. Companies like BPO’s use dedicated leased IP connections that are directly linked to the international “pipes” such as those submarine fiber-optic cables that connect the PH to other countries like the US.

  9. vince says:

    i’m guessing that the launch of LTE but both globe and smart, the launch of FIBR by PLDT and the upgrade of plans 999 and above by PLDT DSL all contributed to the faster average

    I personally with plan PLDT DSL 999 used to get 1.1 mbps but after the upgrade i get 2-2.6 mbps

    • Blitz says:

      Nagkaroon na pala ng upgrading? One of my plans is 1299 and yet 1.8 pa rin ang speed. :-(

  10. vivid says:

    siguradong hindi binilang ang lahat ng canopy connection ng smart dito..

    dahil kung isinaman ang bilang nito hihilain pababa ang maximum and average speed

    alam naman ng mga naconnect dito na ang max burst nito ay 1.8mpbs at kung nakaabot na sa cap ay 200kbps lang..

    kung sabagay, itinatago ng smart/pldt na iisa lang ang ip address ng mga canopy kung nakatutok ang eto sa isang tower..

  11. Iyan Sommerset says:

    The Philippines is so third world it isn’t funny anymore. Well, it never was to begin with.

  12. manuel says:

    kaya lang naman mababa sa china dahil masyado malaki bansa nila. pero dun sa major cities halimaw din net nila. at least nagkakafiber na sa bansa.

  13. FuckMonopoly says:


    Fuck Monopoly

  14. Joshua says:

    1.4Mbps average speed?, whew.kung ganun okay na ako sa gamit ko, kahit 500-1200kbps lang speed peaks hours since problemado ako signal sa area namin, umaabot namn 8mbps pag off peak hours, hehe, lalo na kung lumipat kami maganda na lugar, lagi 8mbps, haha.. :D, though upload is damn slow, SBW user!! ^^


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