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Ookla: Philippines moves up in internet global rankings in May

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The Philippines' internet state witnessed an improvement in May, subsequently lifting the country's status in the global rankings, data from the Ookla Speedtest Global Index Report.
Ookla: Philippines moves up in internet global rankings in May
Philippine internet state improves in May

Filipinos experience faster internet speed in May

In its May 2021 report, Ookla showed that the country's average download speed for fixed broadband was at 58.73 Megabits per second (Mbps), boosting its ranking by 15 notches to secure the 65th spot out of 180 countries.

For mobile, meanwhile, the download speed stood at 31.98 Mbps. This allowed the Philippines to grab 77th place, up by 7 notches, out of 137 countries.

+7 in Mobile, +15 for Fixed Broadband
+7 in Mobile, +15 for Fixed Broadband

Local telecommunications companies have been attributing this success to their massive network investments reaching billions of pesos yearly.

The Philippine government's moves to also open up the telco industry to common tower builders have helped existing players, as well as the third telco player to add new cell sites across the country.

The current administration has also been implementing the Ease of Doing Business Act of 2018 with an aim to cut red tape hounding tower deployments.

The government ordered that processing time for necessary permits, licenses, clearances, certificates, and other requirements for common towers must be reduced from over 200 days to around 16 days.

Both PLDT and Globe Telecom continue to fight for their dominance in the Philippine market amid the entry of a new challenger, DITO Telecommunity, which has now one million subscribers.

Source: Ookla
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