PLDT Drives PH’s Rise in Broadband Internet Speeds Ranking in SEA

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The Philippines’ rank in the Ookla Speedtest Global Index has risen one notch to fourth in Southeast Asia. This puts the country closely behind Malaysia and besting Vietnam among other countries in the region.

PLDT continues to drive this development as it expands its fiber network and contributes 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 in January 2023:

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 ratings are based on the median download speed that reflects the most accurate internet speeds users are likely to achieve.

PLDT Fiber Network

PLDT - Broadband internet speeds southeast asia

PLDT is the only telecommunications provider in the Philippines that can provide a fiber-optic service with speeds of up to 10,000 Mbps.

The company has also 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 the end of September 2022.

If you’re interested to know more, visit the official website.

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