Ookla test: PH internet speed will improve in November

Manila, Philippines — The country’s fixed broadband and mobile download speeds improved in November, based on the latest Ookla Speedtest Global Index report released by the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) on Wednesday.

According to Ookla’s report, the country’s fixed broadband speeds improved from 71.08 Mbps recorded last month to 75.02 Mbps in November.

The latest download speeds mean a 5.54% improvement in fixed broadband monthly, representing an 848.42% improvement since the Duterte administration began in July 2016.

Ookla test: PH internet speed will improve in November
Ookla test: PH internet speed will improve in November

On the other hand, the average download speed this month was 40.37Mbps, so mobile speed has also improved. The mobile internet speed in October was 38.12 Mbps.

This shows a monthly improvement of 5.90% for mobile, an improvement of 442.61% from July 2016.

“President [Rodrigo] Duterte’s announcement in a statement that the NTC will streamline and expedite the issuance of LGU (local government) permits in July 2020 will significantly increase the permits granted to telcos from July 2020 to October this year. Increased. ..

He added that the country’s improved Internet speeds are largely due to this development, as operators can quickly track building infrastructure such as cell towers and fiber optic networks needed to improve service and connectivity. ..

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