PH internet speeds upward trend continue for June – DICT

Published July 17, 2021, 2:27 PM

by Jhon Aldrin Casinas

The Philippines’ internet speed rankings for both fixed broadband and mobile continued to improve last June, the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) said.

Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT)

Latest figures from global speed monitoring firm Speedtest by Ookla showed that the country further moved up in the global rankings in internet speeds for mobile and fixed broadband.

The Philippines climbed to rank 62 in June from rank 65 in May for fixed broadband out of 181 countries, while the country moved up to rank 75 from rank 77 for mobile out of 137 countries.

“The continuous upward trend in Philippine internet speeds is a welcome development in our efforts to prepare for full participation in the global digital economy,” DICT Secretary Gregorio “Gringo” B. Honasan II said in a statement.

Ookla figures for June indicate that the country’s average download speeds for fixed broadband was at 66.55 megabits per second (Mbps), compared to the 58.76 Mbps speed recorded in May.

For mobile Internet, the download speed reached 32.84 Mbps last June, an increase from the recorded 32.03 Mbps in May.

The country’s upload speed for fixed broadband averaged at 66.86 Mbps, while an upload speed of 8.92 Mbps was measured in June.

“For the rest of 2021 and in the succeeding years, your DICT shall continue to support the industries for telecommunications and information services to ensure that our internet speed rankings will continue its upward climb,” Honasan said.