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PH internet speed continues to improve in June 2021 — Ookla

Ookla’s Speedtest Global Index for June 2021 revealed that the fixed broadband internet speed of the Philippines has improved by 731.34 percent since 2016, while mobile speed increased by 341.40 percent.

The latest study noted that the country’s average download speeds for fixed broadband internet is at 65.55 megabits per second (Mbps), higher than than the 59.73 Mbps recorded in May 2021.

Average download speeds for mobile, meanwhile, tallied at 32.84 Mbps, a slight improvement compared to the 31.98 Mbps speed last month.

According to the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC), the positive development in the internet speeds of the country can be attributed to President Rodrigo Duterte’s warning against telco companies regarding their alleged slow connectivity and poor service.

“A year after President Duterte mandated PLDT and Globe Telecom to improve their services, the country’s internet speed continues to show marked improvements in the recent months,” NTC said.

“The speed represents an improvement of 341.40% since Duterte administration began in July 2016. The President’s announcement to streamline and speed up the issuance of LGU permits in July 2020 generated a significant increase in permits granted to telcos from July 2020 to May this year vis-à-vis 2019,” the agency added.

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