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PH internet is improving, cheaper internet services than global average

Citing a survey, Globe Telecom said the Philippines now has cheaper broadband service than the global average on the back of continuous network rollout, which subsequently improves internet services.
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Continuous network buildup provides faster, affordable broadband service 

A survey conducted by Cable.co.uk stated that the country ranked 18th out of 42 Asian countries in terms of the average cost of broadband at USD 0.75, which is also "way below" the global average among 211 countries measured. 

The average cost of broadband packages offered by local carriers is USD 53.71, lower than the global average of USD 78.14. 

Globe claimed efforts to further develop its network have resulted in more affordable and quality internet services. 

Data from Speedtest showed that the Philippines' average download speed for fixed broadband has been improving, from 14.36 megabits per second (Mbps) four years ago to 26.69 Mbps in 2020. Average download speed for mobile, on the other hand, also boosted to 15.72 Mbps last year from 2016's 9.68 Mbps. 

From as high as PHP 26 per GB, Globe At Home Postpaid LTE price dropped 65.38 percent to PHP 9 per GB over the last two years. 

Its Globe At Home wired customers, meanwhile, are now enjoying unlimited data access compared to PHP 13 per GB in 2016.

We will continue to focus on improving the internet experience of our customers. Our investments in our wireless and fixed broadband networks are now making a significant impact in connecting more households, and more areas in the country. Without a doubt, our broadband service is now more accessible and affordable, said Darius Delgado, Head of Broadband Business at Globe.

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