Average Philippine Internet speed 155th in world
MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines may have an Internet speed that’s slower than what a recent ASEAN DNA infographic points to. This is based on information provided by two different sets of metrics from known Internet firms.
Cloud services firm Akamai, which distributes a quarterly State of the Internet report, revealed in its Q4 2013 results that the Philippines has an average Internet speed of 2.0 Megabits per second (Mbps).
A single Mbps has a data transfer rate equivalent to 125 kilobytes per second (kBps).
Akamai also noted a remarkable peak connection speed of 32.6 Mbps in the fourth quarter of 2013, a 144% increase in peak connection speed from the Q4 2012 results.
At the same time, Akamai reported "broadband adoption rates in India, the Philippines, Vietnam, and Indonesia are all stuck well below 10%, even with the significant quarterly increases seen in India and the Philippines.”
Only 3.6% of the Philippines has an adoption rate of speeds above 4 Mbps, and only 0.2% exceed 10 Mbps.
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A year's worth of analyzed data from Internet metrics firm Ookla points towards the Philippines having a general Internet speed of around 3.55 Mbps, ranking it as 155th of 190 countries. The data was gathered from April 2013 to March 2014.
Myanmar and India, by comparison, show a faster general Internet speed of 4.75 and 4.4 Mbps, respectively, while Laos is slightly slower at 3.52 Mbps.
The information from these two sources paint a stark picture of Internet connectivity in the Philippines when put beside a recent ASEAN DNA infographic, which prompted Senator Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino IV to urge a probe into the country’s slow speeds. (READ: Probe slow, expensive PH Internet – Bam Aquino)
According to the ASEAN DNA infographic, which got its data from analyzing a month’s worth of test data from March 7 to April 5, 2014, the Philippines’ average Internet speed is pegged at 3.6 Mbps. – Rappler.com