According to Ookla, Speedtest Index for April 2021, the nation’s connectivity improves fixed broadband and mobile download speeds. The Philippines moved up two spots in the global mobile download speed rankings and one spot in the global fixed download speed rankings.
The average mobile data download speed in the Philippines is up to 29.12 Mbps, with an upload speed of 7.65 Mbps and a latency of 33ms. For Fixed Broadband, the country offers download speeds of up to 49.31 Mbps, upload speeds of 47.83 Mbps, and latency of 22ms.
To recap, PH is in the ranks of 96 and 100 for mobile, fixed broadband in December 2020.
Globe Telecom, one of the country’s major telco players, announced that it had the most consistent network in the country for the first quarter of 2021, with a score of 70.43.
These enhancements are evidence of Globe consistent network upgrades to provide a better data experience for its customers who rely on reliable connectivity for work and education. For example, 363 site builds and upgrades were completed under the One Globe Education program in Manila and Quezon City alone, resulting in a 19% increase in good experience among educators and students in Manila and a 10% increase in Quezon City based on the telco’s latest customer experience metrics data between October 2020 and April 2021.
Ookla hasn’t revealed the other factors that have contributed to the country’s rise in rank. Still, they are most likely related to Globe and Smart’s ongoing network upgrades, as well as DITO recent entry as the Philippines third major telco.
This year, PLDT stated that it would invest up to PHP 92 billion in network expansion. Globe, on the other hand, has a market capitalization of PHP 70 billion. The majority of that money will go toward network upgrades.