web analytics

Philippine internet slowest in ASEAN, way below average




An infographic by ASEAN DNA claims to have recent data obtained between March and April 2014, and it compares the average internet speeds of countries around the world and those that are in the ASEAN. Results find that the Philippines is way below the average in Asia and in the whole world, and in the infographic, we are seen trailing as the slowest.

ASEAN INTERNET SPEED


Seen above, you can see that our average internet speed is at 3.6 mbps, while Singapore goes in at 61 mbps, topping everyone in the graph off. The average speeds of all the other ASEAN countries are at somewhere near 10 mbps while it’s at around 15 mbps globally.

If the Philippines continues at this pace, it seems that our internet speed will be truly left behind despite the expensive costs when compared to our neighboring countries.

{source}



Bob Freking occasionally contributes articles to the website. He is a UST Graduate of Commerce & Business Administration, Major in Marketing Management, and a full-time Sith Lord with three dragons.

You may also like...

93 Responses

  1. Eyman says:

    Mahilig kasi magpayaman yung mga telcos natin.

    • Hen-Sheen says:

      True. We have more than a hundred million call center’s here. Whether they are Legal or Renegade, you can find them “Only in the Philippines!”

  2. Hen-Sheen says:

    It’s like “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” for the Internet. The only time that our overall Internet Speed would be doubled, is to increase our taxes to 24%. 24% is a nightmarish thing to say; if that happens, I will watch regular digital TV (without the multi – windows, ads, and those random things you don’t see in everyday life flying towards my face), play Games of the Generals, & read plain Newspaper! 7.6 Mbps anyone? I have one thing to say, THIS IS BANANA’S!

  3. subS says:

    I wonder kung hindi nahihiya ang mga local telcos natin sa ibang telco sa ibang bansa. kontento na ba tayo palagi sa substandard basic services mapa private at government service? o basta kumita lang ok na sa kanila tulad din ng mga hinayupak na kurakot na mga politiko? wala na talaga patutunguhan ang bansa natin. idagdag mo pa sa napipintong kakulangan ng supply ng kuryente at tubig. tsk tsk tsk

    • ariel says:

      bossing kung nahiya yang local telcos natin wala tayo sa pinakahuli, kaso nga wala silang hiya ang kakapal ng mukha nila, kesehodang mabilis pa ang langgam kung maglakad basta pa pasok ng pasok ang pera ssa kanila wala rin naman tayong magawa, hanggang reklamo ang tayo wala kasing ibang mapagpilian/options kung baga hostage tayo ng cartel nila ….sabihin nila sa atin sige kung ayaw mo ng speed ng net na bigay namin sa inyo oh eh di wag kang magsubscribe o putulin mo kebs ba namin isa ka lang naman ang mawala sa amin eh milyon ang kayang magtiis kaya ikaw GO! we dont need your subscriptioin ika nga …yan ang sasabihin nila sa atin behind our backs….and they will just laugh loud ….tayo…craying crying nalang at papayag nalang kahit 1mbps ibigay nila …

  4. ariel says:

    grabe naman yan 10folds pa ang bilis ng vietnam kesa sa pinas eh kung tutuusin mas advance pa tayo sa kanila….

    kawawa tlaga talaga tayong mga pinoy ano? nagbabayad naman tayo ng maayos sa mga dues natin sa telco natin dito pero ganyan sila magbigay ng serbisyo sa atin wawa talaga tayo…hawak talaga nila mga leeg natin ano? wala kasi tayong choice eh….

    ngayon pag nakita nila to lalo pa nila tong babagalan hahaha baka .005mbps na lang sa sunud na survey hahaha eh wala rin naman tayong magawa…

    ang best solution dito i allow ng gobyerno na pumasok dito telcos from other countries, like singapore or US di ba matataranta yang local telcos natin….hayyys…

  5. LenovoLover says:

    This is half truth,

    We do have a good internet backbone, ang problema lang MAHAL ANG BANDWIDTH!!! kaya hanggang plan 999 lang ang can afford ng masa

    • ariel says:

      kung totoo yang sinasabi mo na mahal ang BANDWIDTH you mean to say mas mayaman pa ang mga vietnamese at thais na can afford sila sa presyo ng bandwith bandwith na yan? ganyan na pala talaga ka poor ang mga pinoy masa na hanggang 3mbps ang kaya ng kanilang bulsa? yan ho ba ang ibig sabihi nyan? samantala mga vietnamese, thais, laos, indo at myanmar ay can afford sa mahal na bandwidh bandwidh na yan?

      pakiexplain lang po…

    • dez says:

      to ariel: relative mas mahal ang bandwith dito sa pinas compared sa ibang bansa. for example, 999pesos=1Mbps tapos sa ibang bansa 999pesos(converted)=5Mbps.

    • Ged says:

      mahal talaga bandwidth lalo na naka hiwalay ang pilipinas sa mga kapitbahay nating bansa.. naka connect kasi tayo sa thru submarine cables para lang maka connect.. ang vietnam at iba pang bansa sa asean katabi lang nila ang china…

  6. ariel says:

    ang sabihin nyo kamo…swapang at mukhang pera ang mga telco natin kaya iniipit nila tayo para magluwal pa tayo ng extrang pera kung gustu natin nang mabilis na nternet ganun lang yon end of…

  7. Dale says:

    Ewan ko lang ha pero naiexplain na kasi yan ng NTC, It’s because archipelago ang Pilipinas at dahil dyan, challenging ang pag kabit ng lines throughout the country.. Pero yun nga sana lang for mas affordable ang bandwith.

    • awts says:

      there’s a bit of truth about it.
      basically, laying up underwater cables to deliver internet through local backhaul has ever challenged national telcos. plus being on storm path and pacific ring of fire has made these network of cables expensive to maintain.

      but some part of uk that has pretty much the same geographic topography compared to ours has been getting fibops speed already. if they can. i wonder why can’t we.

    • fonatics says:

      Indonesia is an archipelago, pero bakit mas mabilis sila. Swapang lang talaga mga telcos satin.

      http://www.submarinecablemap.com/

  8. Jason says:

    50mb file I can download in ~5mins with prepaid surf plan sa Globe. ~2-3 secs ang loading ng browse.. ok na yun .. ang gusto namin more MB or GB sa surf plan!

  9. Jason says:

    edit: ~5-10mins 3G.. then magbrowse ka muna habang hinihintay DL.. @topic baka they collected the lowest speed and highest speed on that particular time frame then they average.??

  10. jimboy says:

    Sana marami pang mga ganitong artikel Mr Freking para malaman ng mga Pinoy na left behind na tayo ng mga bansang gaya ng Myanmar, Laos and even Cambodia!

    Indonesia is also an archipelago, at kung mapapansin mo mas malalawak ang seas between lands sa kanila.

  11. MrSinister says:

    GREED is the root cause.

    Telco’s has this tendency to “over subscribed” their bandwidth with the sinister intention to GAIN more. Like ex. a bandwidth for 2 million users, sales team targets 5 million subscribers!

    It’s no theory, I worked on 2 telcos before and seen this BAD practice ng techincal teams to GAIN more at their user’s expense.

    Again its GREED really…

  12. MrSinister says:

    Anyone working on telcos/ISPs here and not aware of this practice? Any employees working here for smart/smart bro or globe? Ask your technical manager, if he’s honest he’ll tell you this same story.

  13. It’s because of the poorly planned infrastructures of PLDT.

  14. Change Phils says:

    The Phils with the lowest Internet speed and the most expensive electricity price in Asia! Let’s demand change from these corrupt business people and leaders. It’s time to act now.

    • MrSinister says:

      Actually almost everything here are controlled by Cartel. Some very visible, some are not. Basic stuffs like electricity, gasoline/petrol, rice, water and medicine (kahit meron ng cheaper medicine act) are just among them.

      Even public buses running in edsa and provinces are owned by same people using multiple franchises (monopoly).

  15. Eric says:

    Well, yan ang naala natin nung alisin natin si Marcos. Kung ke marcos siguro tayo, baka andun tayo sa tuktok pangalawa lang ang Singapore. Ang problem kasi dito sa Pinas, ang me ari ng business, relative ng mga nasa gobyerno, so walang check and balance.

    • jimboy says:

      Shh wag ka ganyan baka may mga yellow army dito lagot ka.lol

    • moonman says:

      Mabilis nga siguro internet pero blocked naman mga websites kung di napaalis si Marcos. Di ako yellow army, I hate his guts as well.

  16. abuzalzal says:

    Crippled speeds at rip off prices….onli in da Pilipins

    Sa aking experience, On a single user perspective. IF you can stream a 720p video sa youtube without buffering, that’s already fast enough, so ideally…kung 5 ang user sa isang household, dapat 15Mbps ang alloted sa lima para swabe.

    You really don’t need more than 3Mbps pag single user ka…yung heavy downloads ginagawa yan pag tulugan na sa gabi hehe

    • Alphere says:

      Not kung lahat na ay gagawin sa cloud. Pati lintik na storage ng files sa cloud na din nirerecommend buti sana kung kasing bilis mag save sa local drive ang pag uupload sa cloud. Kaya madami sa phone ngayon wala na sd card slot kasi gusto nila sa cloud na mag subscribe.

  17. nivram says:

    slowest na may FUP pa. hayyssss!

  18. adoy says:

    hindi na to pagtataka. puro lang kasi earnings nalalaman. bagsak sa speed quality service. proud masyado mgz telcos natin puro lang naman upto. in reality, nakakahiya pala. i wonder bat proud sila. korea is not in the list…sobra siguro bilis lampas na sa graph.

    kung makapasok lang google fiber satin gud bye telcos.

  19. Gary says:

    Mahina ang NTC. sila dapat ang mag impose sa mga telcos whats the standard… At sila din ang dapat mag regulate ng over pricing internet subscription… NTC NTC NTC WAKE UP.. DONT CORRUPT!!!!

  20. Ged says:

    haha… pag tungkol talaga sa internet ang article ang daming comment.. tsk tsk tsk!

  21. abiel says:

    This is what happens when there’s no to little competitolion..
    http://kabayantech.com/2014/02/philippines-internet-sucks/

  22. welito rosal says:

    may fiber optics nga ang pldt usan suso pa ri…

  23. drew says:

    Dito samin mas mabilis pa yung h+ kumpara sa lte.. T_T tpos yung speed ng h+ hndi pa umaabot ng 1mbps considering I’m within Metro Manila. Ang saklap. Hay..

  24. nadine says:

    nalaos pa tayo nang Laos. lol

  25. Priduh says:

    1Gbps in Singapore costs S$50 per month = Php1,700.

    We are really played by the oligarchs.

  26. kul says:

    any news about the San Miguel telco? XD

  27. Dunkin says:

    i kinda agree on you guys na talagang napakabagal ng internet natin mapa household or business, imagine 1k dollars for 8mbps FIBER connection via IGATE (PLDT)… 8mbps lang ha hindi pa ginawang 10mbps

    e for 1k dollars sa ibang bansa e 50mbps na ang na ooffer.. what a rip off tapos nag dodown pa ung DNS nila, wtf!

    pero i have to agree na mahirap talaga i maintain ang submarine cable lalo na sa pag spread ng high speed internet sa ibang provinces

    pero bottomline rip off talaga ang rates

  28. Elitist says:

    Is this for real? Not really. I’m subscribed to FTH (Fiber to Home) Plan for Php20K/mo., and I everything here works fast. Pay the price and get world class service, but if you can’t afford, pity you! All the poor wants fast speed at low prices? Hmmmm. Bad for business. I hope our country will be the same, average Juan suffers; we the rich get richer. More value for our cash. Hahaha.

    • Juan4All says:

      Rich troll kid trolling around.. oh wait, i think he’s dead serious with his comment. This selfish, feeble-minded and low life rich kid doesn’t really know what’s happening. You’ve been succumbed with fortune and greed that was mouth fed to you that made your brain half-dead to realize the meaning of technology and people (pinoy). I hope you do realize that wealth will never get you safe and thus will make you think you’re above to any average Juan.. i am absolutely sure that in a short time, you sir will suffer the most.. so enjoy the “good life”

    • lol says:

      20k/month for [maybe] 100mbps? World class service? Yeah right. I hate to break this to you, but that’s a total rip off. $120 can get you 150mbps.

    • elitistmyass says:

      hoy elitist, ang yabang mo naman magsalita! and how did you even know All the poor wants fast speed at low prices?! kapal mo! f*** sh**t ka! the reason why we still have evil in this world because we still have people like you who are soooo inlove with themselves. tamaan ka sana ng kidlat paglabas mo ng bahay ng mabawasan ang mga katulad mo.

    • weh_d_nga says:

      weh? hindi naman ikaw yung ng babayad nyan eh. c daddy mo kaya yung ngbabayad. lol

    • shadow says:

      Dream on elitist.. Hahaha. How can you have that bandwidth speed if you’re living in the Philippines?? The problem is that internet structure in your country is not enough to support all the internet users as there are only eight fiber optic submarine cables coming into your country. You don’t even have your own communications satellites to boost bandwidth speed. So you’re paying 20k a month for a service you’re not getting. Stupid. Hahaha

    • WorkOnBlue says:

      satires are always true. XD

    • HOY ELITISTA says:

      Huwag kang magsabi ng ganyan! Lahat ng mga tao pinapatulan mo eh.
      G**O NA LINTIK KA!

    • Mhelz says:

      Modus: put your name as an obvious adjective, in this case , put an unthinkable comment, one of which no one in their right frame of mind would do (out loud at least), on any article such as this… and watch #butthurtfilipinos ride on… come on guys, when will we learn not to feed these trolls

  29. lol says:

    Grabe naman yan… Dito sa US, I pay $90/4k Peso per month for 90mbps, but that includes other services and it can be cheaper depending on what type of contract you have. From what I have read, companies like PLDT are to blame. They try and charge other companies willing to offer better services for money. Greed nga talaga.

    • Juan4All says:

      PLDTD$L offers 5mbp for 2k php plus additional phone bills (around 800 php).. shame on those people who prioritize their own personal gain and to earn more money all because of greediness

  30. hohoho says:

    d nman SEA (South East Asia) ang Korea, kaya wala sa list

  31. adoy says:

    sinama nga nila US =>

  32. Benchmark says:

    Mabagal talaga ang net ng PH ever since. Notice ko na yan dati pa, and even if they release LTE yet yung pinaka slowest speed like 2G is not consistent, aasa ka pa ba sa mga LTE na mabilis daw ni ang 2G nga eh hinde pa nila magawang 100% ang speed.

    Well I really don’t know pero baka meron din effect na dahil we are not a BIG island like other countries, we are an archipekago type, hinde kaya yun din dahilan why mabagal net natin? NAHhhh!

  33. fto says:

    Pure rubbish.

  34. Denise says:

    We may have the slowest pero unlimited naman kumpara sa iba na metered ang usage kaya inaabot ng $100 or more. Saan ka naman nakakita ng around $10 (P440 for witribe and P699 for Sun) for a whole month of unlimited use? Besides, hindi naman lahat tayo kelangan talaga ng mabilis na Internet. Karamihan sa atin kuripot pa din at basta mura carry na.

  35. Hmmm says:

    How did they measure this? What is the speed of the plan subscribed? What if most Filipinos are 1-3 Mbps subscribers only?

  36. jinn says:

    hiyang-hiya naman ako sa Cambodia, Myanmar at Laos!!!

  37. Trunks says:

    Mabagal lng tlga ang internet dto sa pilipinas. Cguro dahil na dn sa politics. MARAMING CORRUPT! Mabilis tlga ang internet sa Singapore cuz I have been there. at sa mga ibang lugar sa Singapore tulad sa airport nla. They provide free internet pa nga e pero may limit dn iyon sa paggamit.

  38. SlowNetinstantCash says:

    I subscribed to PLDT MyDSL Highspeed plan 10mbps which is the only highest speed theycan offer i iloilo city. The actual speedtest on Ookla is 10Mbps but ranging from 4.7Mbps maximum speed to 7.6Mbps for approved plan 10Mbps. WTF I paid my first bill 6K++ whithout any landline and cellphone calls. I signed 10Mbps for 4,600 monthly but it is PLDT bullshitting their customers. Sometimes my speed is 0.27Mbps and paying 13,800++ in my secod month and I check my billing statement and like I did a chain call but I didn’t made any. Every month PLDT charge connection fees and other fees which I cannot understand. I made a complain dozen but seemed they ignore customers complain. Then I got second connection to Globe Tattoo same speed and almost same price of PLDT. PLDT really SUCK!

  39. Sorako4 says:

    Well hintayin lang daw yung sa san miguel corp. makikisali sila at SANA super lower price i ooffer nila para magsibabaan yung iba^_^

    Plus true lte connection Naman o a-lte xD

  40. Clarkc says:

    I work for Time Warner Cable and if you know, it is being acquired by Comcast the biggest cable provider in the U.S. The main reason is COMPETITION, without it Comcast can jack up prices anytime and consumers are left without any choice. Same here in the Philippines it’s either Globe or PLDT, no such competition since PLDT acquired Digitel and SunCellular. Skycable which is on par with U.S. speed don’t have the cash to roll out infractures. How about this one Mr. President Aquino, why don’t you open investors for Internet such as Korea and Japan? and see for the next 10 years that our speed would jump from 3Mbps to 20Mbps for 1500Php.

  41. SoKor says:

    what the fuck? China, US, and Japan aren’t ASEAN.. If you do add them on the list, South Korea has the fastest internet speed in the world

  42. Jay Quing says:

    How disappointing… nagbabayad ako ng libo tapos 3mbps lang net-speed ko… sa ibang bayan mga 10mbps (or more) na siguro mapupuntahan ng P1000 monthly subscription.

  43. passyourluck says:

    That’s the reason I don’t get mad when I hear that Philippines is the turtle of Asia. How can you confront someone when he’s telling you his observation view about Philippines and this of products seemed a validation of others negative’s view.

  44. pong says:

    Ganid kasi me ari ng ISP namin…. pang hush money sa mga fafa nya

  45. anonymous says:

    Wala talaga pagasa speed dito, I bet in the next 10 years, ganyan pa din yan.

  46. AdrianU says:

    This just in… The sky is blue.

  47. Im here using 2nd package from UNIFI by TELEKOM MALAYSIA. 10mbps worth RM 199 (USD 56.85) per month.

    BTW 10mbps (megabit per second) is actually speed is 1 mega bytes per second.

  48. CiaoDuomo says:

    In this country italy my plan is Infostrada by WIND telco i pay 50euro in 2months and got 80-90mbps

    masasabi kong malayong malayo pa Andare Filippine!

  49. Vballstar0708 says:

    I had ang lte connection here on Australia for $71 for my phone with telstra and I got 40-50mbps while $40/unlimited for my home internet on the speed of upto 20mbps. Take note, adsl pa lang sya hindi pa yung fibre to the premise (nbn) $120/up to 100mbps. Ang problema kasi sa atin hindi matino ang mga kumpanya ng telcos. Garapalang dinadaya ang mga ko consumers sasabihin na unlimited yung offer nung plan tapos pag nagexceed ka sa bandwith bigla nilang idodown yung speed ng internet mo. Bait and switch!!

  50. Jesus says:

    Ambilis ng sa Singapore.

  51. engrfrog says:

    only shows the “MONOPOLY” here in our country.
    or simply just what most of our fellow Filipinos say: “GANID SA TUBO”

    • engrfrog says:

      and take note.. the unli bundle plans of these telcos are not really “unlimited” as they say..

      and yet most of the products/services here in ph are controlled by only few.. namely: MVP group, SMB group et.al.

  52. Test says:

    I’m so rich!

  53. YesBurn says:

    All of you are stupid. Yeah, a good reason why the Philippines is so shitty is because of the government but a greater reason that outweighs the bad governance is the intelligence of the Pinoys. Let’s be frank, people here are lazy and dense. With that, there is absolutely no room for improvement. It’s not the price guys, it’s your “technology” if that’s what you want to call it lol

  54. TechNet says:

    I’m guess it’s the technology being used here in the Philippines the reason why the internet speed sucks.

    Recently, I bought a hosting and I was surprised my connection was detected as fraud. I’ve contacted the hosting provider and they said my ISP, which is PLDT(I will mention that here) is using an old (something), which I have no idea.

    So, I’m assuming they’re still using some sort of old technology in both distributing the connections to their subscribers and perhaps at their end.

    They maybe in the process of upgrading, but when it will be implemented and pass to the subscribers.

  55. welp says:

    Slowest Internet, highest social media usage.

  56. kinjie says:

    YES! RIGHT! there is no Improvement will experience coz PINOYS are illogical!and philosophically CRAPPY! i’m absolutely seeing the same economic status by 3500000000000000000000000000000000000000000000years! while other countries having their effervescent economic stability and success? we are left like a trash. now what guys are we going to continue eating our own race/selves? we are being parasites!

  57. don miata says:

    Not ony slow but ridiculous EXPENSIVE !!!, i pay here for Globe DSL php2295 for 5 mb.unlimited(speed) in holland, where im from, you pay php 2640.33 for 120 mb.(speed) unlimited use and the 120mb speed is really 120 mb download speed is actually achieved

  58. http:// says:

    This article presents clear dea in favor of the new viewers of blogging, that in fact how to ddo blogging.

  59. ANONYMOUS says:

    This is the PH what do you people expect? Who give a daman anyway!

  1. April 23, 2014

    […] Philippines was reported to hold the title of having the slowest internet in the ASEAN, and a lot of people are not happy about it. Following Sen. Bam Aquino’s call for […]

  2. April 28, 2014

    […] [Source: ASEAN DNA, Yugatech] […]

  3. April 30, 2014

    […] [Source: ASEAN DNA, Yugatech] […]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Open

Close