PH Internet: 2nd slowest in Asia

By , on May 19, 2015


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MANILA — Internet users are right in their opinion about the country’s internet connection.

Result of the latest Ookla Speedtest confirmed that the Philippines is one of the countries in the world with the slowest average broadband speeds.

The speedtest compared the consumer download speeds from across the globe and showed that the country ranked only 176 out of 202 countries.

The test conducted as of May 2015 indicated that the average download speed in the country is only at 3.64 Megabit per second (Mbps), the second lowest among Asian countries in the index.

The broadband speed was also recorded to be below the global average of 23.3 Mbps.

Meanwhile, the speedtest results showed that Singapore ranked 1st on the index with a broadband speed of 122.43 Mbps, followed by Hong Kong with 102.96 Mbps and Saint Pierre and Miquelon with 97.11 Mbps.

A complete list of the Asian countries ranked by the speedtest includes:

1. Singapore – 122.43 Mbps
2. Hong Kong – 102.96 Mbps
3. Japan – 82.12 Mbps
4. South Korea – 59.77 Mbps
5. Macau – 50.66 Mbps
6. Taiwan – 50.59 Mbps
7. Thailand – 19.82 Mbps
8. Mongolia – 17.92 Mbps
9. Vietnam – 17.70 Mbps
10. Bangladesh – 9.86 Mbps
11. Cambodia 9.04 Mbps
12. Nepal 8.63 Mbps
13. Brunei 7.99 Mbps
14. Bhutan – 7.82 Mbps
15. India 7.04 Mbps
16. Malaysia 7.03 Mbps
17. Laos 6.92 Mbps
18. Indonesia 6.68 Mbps
19. Myanmar 6.54 Mbps
20. Pakistan 4.00 Mbps
21. Philippines – 3.64 Mbps
22. Afghanistan – 2.52 Mbps