It’s been reported that South Korea will soon be getting 10Gbps of Internet speed which would translate to downloading a 1GB file in less than a second. Meanwhile, Philippines is still catching up at 2.5Mbps according to recent reports.
According to KitGuru, SK Broadband is set to showcase this new technology at the Plenipotentiary Conference of the International Telecommunications Union in partnership with their country’s Ministry of Science, ICT, and Future Planning. This is how their country is showing that they wouldn’t be left behind when it comes to speed given that America paved the way for the birth of the Internet,.
Even prior to this, South Korea has been reigning supreme against other countries by being the number one in global ranking for the highest average in Internet speed (measured in Mbps). This is according to Akamai’s report after the second quarter of 2014.
However, here in the Philippines, we’re still struggling with an average of 2.5Mbps and ranks 103rd globally. We’re above India which has an average of 2Mbps, but below China and Vietnam which have 3.7Mbps and 2.9Mbps, respectively. Yes, our telcos give us promos like 30Mb free internet and free facebook daily while cellsites now have 100% 4G HSPA+ coverage (which later on caused confusion for its subscribers). Still, it’s a far cry when compared to our neighboring countries like Singapore with 10.4Mbps and Hong Kong with 15.7Mbps.