In the latest (Q1-2017) State of the Internet report from Akamai, Philippines still has one of the slowest average Internet connection speeds in Asia Pacific. From a global perspective, Philippines is 100th on the list with an average speed of 5.0 Megabits per second (Mbps) in the 1st quarter of 2017. On a brighter note, there was a 54.5 percent of improvement since 2014 when the Philippines averaged only 2.50 Mbps.
South Korea tops the list with an average speed of popping 28.6 Mbps, Hong Kong ranks second with 21.9 Mbps. It’s no surprise that the Chinese mega-billionaire Jack Ma told an audience that included executives of PLDT and Globe Telecoms, “Your internet service is not good here.” According to Manila Times columnist Rigoberto D. Tiglao, for the Philippines to have a success story like that of Jack Ma, it is imminent to improve the state of the internet infrastructure.
While that may take some time to happen, you can still choose the best connection from what’s available and save money by comparing the broadband plans in the Philippines.
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