- A recent report showed that the Philippines is one of the countries with the slowest internet connection in the world.
- It placed 74th place in the LTE speed.
- PLDT promised the subscribers that there will be an improvement in their internet connection.
According to a crowdsourced survey, the Philippines is still ranked close to the bottom when it comes to the mobile internet speed and availability.
The LTE Report
The OpenSignal’s State of LTE report, which was released yesterday, November 1, revealed that the country bagged the 69th spot for LTE availability and 74th place in LTE speed. This latest report covered 77 countries, which means that the country has poor performance when it comes to internet speed and reliability.
Although the Philippines already improved its LTE availability at 58.83% from last June’s 52.77%, compared with other countries in Asia, we are still at 4G.
The LTE speed of the country was at 8.24 Mbps compared with 8.59 Mbps last June. The Philippines is just a few ranks ahead of Costa Rica, India, and Saudi Arabia, which had a 4G speed of 6.13 Mbps.
No country has broken the 50 Mbps barrier when it comes to the average 4G download speed. However, Singapore took the lead when it comes to connectivity, with their speedy 46.64 Mbps speed. South Korea soon followed with 45.85 Mbps.
While access to LTE service is unmistakably increasing around the world, the once impressive growth in 4G speeds seems to have ground to a halt. While the former trend is most certainly good news, the latter isn’t necessarily bad news. We seem to have hit a plateau in LTE technological evolution.
Improvement of Internet Speed
It is not a secret that even Alibaba’s Jack Ma commented on how slow the internet connection of the Philippines is.
According to one of the biggest internet providers in the country, PLDT, they will spend a P11 billion in the next two years to migrate their 1.3 million digital subscriber line subscribers to the faster optic internet connection.
Although a faster optic internet connection is faster, a lot of places are still not compatible with the service. However, PLDT promised to fix everything to increase the digital lifestyle of Filipinos.
Our vision is to make high-speed internet connectivity the standard of every Filipino whether they are at home or on the go.
Hopefully, this is the start of a faster and more reliable internet connection in the country.