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Report shows only 0.6% of Filipino subscribers have 10Mbps or higher




A recent presentation by the DOST-ICTO on the National Broadband Plan and the ASEAN ICT Masterplan showed that there are over 7.1 million fixed broadband subscribers in the Philippines.

Of the 7.1 million, only 10% have speeds of over 4Mbps. That means 9 out of 10 internet users in the Philippines are below the 4Mbps mark, which is why a significant majority have been complaining of slow internet in the country.

What is interesting though is that 0.6% of the total subscribers are actually enjoying 10Mbps of faster. That’s around 42,600 broadband subscribers out of the 7.1 million who are satisfied. Another 0.2% of them total subscribers have 15Mbps or faster connection at home or just 14,200 households enjoying really good speeds (could already be fiber).


The latest report from Akamai (for Q1 2015) also noted that the national average of internet speed in the Philippines is still at 2.8Mbps, way below the regional average but still higher than India and Indonesia.

The 2.8Mbps average is 35% higher than the average from the same quarter in 2014.

Akamai also measured the peak average speeds at 20.3Mbps

Akamai generates this report based on access speeds recorded by their CDN servers from all internet users in the Philippines that access content from their network. Ookla, on the other hand, uses collected speed tests from selected users accessing their website on www.speedtest.net.



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

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10 Responses

  1. John Nieurzyla says:

    It would be interesting to also find out if they are getting the speed they are paying for? and how long does the speed last for before their daily “Quota” is used before the fair use clause clamps the speed down. I pay for 4mbps, but this is never maintained, I was advised I can download up to 10 mb but invariable this is clamped at about 8mb. Globe, and unable to get any other service as globe deny them entry.

  2. Somejuan says:

    John made a good point though.. It can be true that in PH only an ample of users enjoy those high speeds because only few can afford it. Most pinoys only subscribe to the lowest speeds to enjoy internet w/o getting broke. No disagreement with the data but it concludes only half of the facts.

  3. DUOPOLY says:

    NTC should not have approved the acquisition of SUN by PLDT. Yan tuloy, wala na competition!

  4. BIKTIMA KAMI LAHAT NG SUN CELLULA says:

    NTC is conniving with the TELCOS in scamming the public, this is clear & obvious as daylight…. ME & HUNDRED OTHERS SHOULD ALL KNOW VERY WELL COZ WE ARE ALL VICTIMS OF SUN CELLULAR (aka SMART)… WE ARE ALL BEING COMPELLED TO PAY BIG FOR THEIR LOUSY SERVICE… SCAM!!!
    where is NTC???
    where is PNOY???
    where is MAR ROXAS???

    • just another day at the office by the static (they don’t care what happens to the phils) duo of the baldman (pnoy) and the boy blunder (mar). this is what you get for voting for this two with subhuman intellect.

  5. BIKTIMA KAMI LAHAT NG SUN CELLULAR says:

    HURRAY!!!
    GRACE POE & CHIZ ESCUDERO TO THE RESCUE OF THE OPPRESSED INTERNET SUBSCRIBERS…
    LETS ALL SUPPORT THEM…

    ANYONE BUT MAR ROXAS FOR PRESIDENT… ;-/

  6. BIKTIMA KAMI LAHAT NG SUN CELLULAR says:

    OMG!!!
    FELLOW FILIPINO SUBSCRIBERS, DOES ANYONE OF YOU BELIEVE ANY OF THESE HULLABALOO ON SPEED TESTING THE LOCAL TELCOS.
    SINCE WHEN DID THE DEVIL BETRAY SATAN???
    IN ALL OF INTERNET HISTORY, SINCE WHEN HAS NTC LIFTED A SINGLE FINGER IN PROTECTING THE INTERESTS OF THE LOCAL SUBSCRIBERS???
    NEVER!!!
    SO WHY NOW???
    INSTEAD NTC IS BEHOLDEN ONLY TO THE WELFARE OF THESE OPPRESSIVE TELCOS WHO FEED THE MOUTHS OF THESE NTC SCAMBUGS!!!
    NTC IS THE WORST TRAITOR TO THE FILIPINO PEOPLE SINCE THE WORLD WARS!!!
    HAVE THEY ALREADY RENEWED THEIR CORRUPT WAYS??? MAY BE NOT IN THE NEXT 10 MORE WORLD WARS!!!

    THE NTC = PNOY = MAR ROXAS…
    WOW… WHAT A CATASTROPHE, WE ARE ALL DOOMED IN THE 2016 ELECTIONS!!!

    THEREFORE, WHAT RELIEF IS EVER LEFT TO THE FILIPINOS?

    ONLY THIS -> ANY OTHER PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE BUT MAR ROXAS… PLEASE!!!

  7. BIKTIMA KAMI LAHAT NG SUN CELLULAR says:

    WOW… THE NTC IS NOW TESTING THE INTERNET SPEEDS OF THE LOCAL TELCOS!!!
    WOW… IF & WHEN THE SIGNALS COME OUT TO BE REALLY SLOW, THEN WHAT NOW???
    WOW… NTC WILL REPRIMAND THE ERRING TELCOS!!! REALLY???
    WOW… NTC WILL PENALIZE THE TELCOS!!! SURE???
    WOW… SINCE WHEN DID THE DEVIL BETRAY SATAN?!?!?!
    WOW !!!

  8. BIKTIMA KAMI LAHAT NG SUN CELLULAR says:

    OMG!!!

    FOR US PINOYS, THIS INFORMATION IS REALLY DEPRESSING…

    FOR THE PH, THIS IS AN UNFORTUNATE CAUSE FOR INTERNATIONAL SHAME!!!

    WHAT OUR LOCAL TELCOS HAVE BEEN BRAGGING ABOUT IN THEIR ADS TO BE “THE LEADER IN DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY” ARE ALL LIES & DECEPTIONS… PURE GIMMICKRY!!!

    GUYS PLEASE DO REALIZE THAT LOCALLY WHAT WE ARE PAYING BIG FOR WITH OUR HARD EARNED MONEY IS ACTUALLY CONSIDERED JUST GARBAGE INTERNET SERVICE IN MOST OTHER COUNTRIES.

    IS THIS THE WAY THAT THE LOCAL TELCOS ARE DOING THEIR BUSINESS, ALL THROUGH CHEATING & FALSEHOOD… OMG!!!

    THE LOCAL TELCOS SHOULD ALL WAKE UP WITH THE GREATEST OF GUILT FOR THEM TO APOLOGIZE TO THE FILIPINO PUBLIC & COMMIT TO THE IMMEDIATE REFORMATION.

    HEY… NTC & DTI, YOU ARE BOTH TO DO THE JOB THAT WE ARE PAYING YOU FOR. OUR LOCAL TELCOS ARE THE WORST IN THE WORLD!!!

    THEY ARE ALL USELESS, LOOK FOR NEW ONES!!!

    MR.PRESIDENT PNOY & MR.MAR ROXAS TRAVERSE YOUR “TUWID NA DAAN” & RESOLVE THIS PROBLEM IMMEDIATELY BEFORE WE ALL TURN TO THE OPPOSITION FOR THE NEEDED SOLUTIONS… ARE YOU BOTH HEARING US??? YOU BOTH BETTER BE…

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