The Slow Sad Truth: PH has poorest internet speed in Southeast Asia

By , on April 22, 2014


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EKS / ShutterStock

 

(UPDATED) Oddly enough, the home of the “selfiest city in the world” (and also the ninth selfiest city) has the poorest internet speed in Southeast Asia.

The Philippines ranked 12th out of 12 countries noted by ASEAN and 158th out of 190 countries around the world according to Ookla.

The main study was conducted by Ookla—the company behind www.speedtest.net and the “world standard in internet metrics.” The results were obtained through its NetMetrics database, which then runs a series of tests on “internet, mobile, fiber, and even satellite [networks].”

A series of NetMetrics data composes the Net Index ranking, which is “a free and powerful advocate we created to help the global Internet computing community get the most from their broadband provider and enhance their connected lifestyle” according to Ookla.

The Net Index rankings revealed that the average speed in the Philippines is only 3.54 megabits per second (mbps).

“Ookla solutions have been adopted by nearly every Internet Service Provider in the world, and have been translated into over 30 languages for use by thousands of small businesses, federal and state governments, universities and major organizations such as AT&T, BBC, Cisco, Comcast, FCC, Reuters, Time Warner, Verizon, Vodafone and Vonage,” Ookla said.

 

Nowadays, the world is moving on a fast pace and the internet which has become a big part in our life is also affecting the changes around the world. Now let’s take a look at the internet speed in ASEAN. Photo courtesy of ASEAN DNA official Facebook page.
A SEPARATE STUDY: Nowadays, the world is moving on a fast pace and the internet which has become a big part in our life is also affecting the changes around the world. Now let’s take a look at the internet speed in ASEAN. Photo courtesy of ASEAN DNA official Facebook page.

 

OOKLA RANKINGS (April 2014)

Hong Kong – 77 mbps (1st worldwide)
Singapore – 65 mbps (2nd)
South Korea – 52.9Mbps (4th)
Japan – 41.1 Mbps (9th)
France – 33.9 mbps (17th)
Great Britain – 27 mbps (23rd)
United States – 23 mbps (34th)
China – 19.04 Mbps (45th)
Thailand – 17.92 Mbps (48th)
Vietnam – 13 Mbps (61st)
Cambodia – 5.74 Mbps (116th)
Malaysia – 5.4 Mbps (122nd)
Brunei – 5.3 Mbps (125th)
Myanmar has 5.22 Mbps (127th)
Laos – 4.33 Mbps (143rd)
Indonesia – 4.19 mbps (148th)
Honduras – 3.8 mbps (154th)
Guatemala – 3.7 mbps (155th)
Philippines – 3.54 mbps (158th)
Paraguay – 3.42 mbps (160th)
Bolivia – 2.06 mbps (177th)
Syria – 1.87 mbps (181st)
Cuba – 1.54 mbps (182nd)
Burkina Faso – 0.8 mbps (189th)
Niger – 0.78 mbps (190th)

View the complete list on Net Index.

With report from GMA News Online, Inquirer.net, and Yahoo! Philippines