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Philippine internet speed grew most among SEA countries in 5 years

/ 06:42 PM May 31, 2018

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Average internet speed in the Philippines for fixed broadband had the most growth in the last five years compared with neighboring Southeast Asian countries.

Philippine internet access speed may not be the fastest in the world, but it could be headed in the right direction, according to data reported by Yugatech.

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From 3.5 Megabits per second in 2014, the average speed has gone up to 17.62 Megabits per second as of April 2018 for fixed broadband. This amounts to a 403 percent increase based on data acquired from the Ookla Speedtest Global Index April 2018.

On mobile internet, the average speed clocked in at 14.01 Megabits per second.

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Image: Ookla Speedtest Global Index April 2018

Malaysia came in second at a close 391 percent growth, but with an average internet speed of 26.9 Megabits per second.

Singapore continues to have one of the fastest internet access speeds in the region at 174.94 Megabits per second. However, the growth from 66.6 Megabits per second in 2014 clocked in at only 163 percent.

The Philippines currently sits on No. 83 in global ranking of average internet speeds.  Alfred Bayle /ra

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