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PLDT drives PH’s rise in broadband internet speeds ranking in Southeast Asia

The Philippines’ rank in the Ookla Speedtest Global Index has risen one notch to fourth place, following closely behind Malaysia and besting Vietnam and other peers in Southeast Asia.

The country’s largest integrated telco network PLDT continues to drive this development as it expands it fiber network, contributing to the consistent improvement of the Philippines in the rankings.

CountryDownload Speeds (Median)
Singapore234.55 Mbps
Thailand201.81 Mbps
Malaysia92.69 Mbps
Philippines88.13 Mbps
Vietnam84.18 Mbps
Brunei49.77 Mbps
Laos29.22 Mbps
Indonesia25.89 Mbps
Myanmar (Burma)19.63 Mbps
Speedtest Global Index Median Country Speeds January 2023

The biggest cities in the Philippines also showed consistently improving internet speeds:

CityDownload Speeds (January 2022)Download Speeds (January 2023)
Quezon City49.37 Mbps92.21 Mbps
Caloocan City55.95 Mbps91.03 Mbps
Manila City51.40 Mbps90.33 Mbps
Davao City51.74 Mbps89.29 Mbps
Cebu City39.52 Mbps82.73 Mbps
Source: Speedtest Intelligence® data for January 2022 and January 2023

Ookla’s Speedtest Global Index rankings are based on median download speed that reflects the most accurate internet speeds users are likely to achieve.

PLDT is the only telco provider in the Philippines that can provide a fiber-optic service with speeds of up to 10,000 Mbps, the fastest possible broadband connection available in the country.PLDT has the most extensive fiber network in the Philippines with over 1.09 million kilometers and 5.9 million ports passing 16.8 million homes in 67% of the country’s cities and municipalities as of end-September 2022.

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