Who are the major internet service providers in the Philippines today?
Having the internet is considered essential in this day and age. From entertainment to doing business transactions and finding a job, it is no doubt how useful and convenient of having internet. And with the current situation, we are all facing brought by the Pandemic, the demand for the internet has increased due to the rise of online workers. That’s why we summed up the top 5 best internet service providers in the Philippines.
One of the newest and best internet service providers in the Philippines is Converge ICT. Converge, also known as ComClark, was established in 2009 when the Philippine Congress granted its permit. They offer fiber-optic broadband, and as of March 2021, there are over 1.20 million subscribers of Converge Fiber X.
Converge immediately gained many subscribers due to their plans that offer high-speed internet that their competitors do not offer. The cheapest plan rate of Fiber X is P1,500 with up to 35 Mbps. And if you would like to spend much for a higher speed, Converge offers FiberXtreme 7000 unlimited with up to 800 Mbps.
Globe Telecom is one of the largest mobile and broadband networks in the Philippines. Globe is known for offering wireless internet services, and under Globe at Home, the subscribers can have internet via postpaid or prepaid. For Globe Broadband, a free router will be given to its subscribers. Globe is one of the best internet service providers in the Philippines; various internet plan offerings suit everyone’s budget and type of usage.
As of 2020, Globe has recorded over 2 million broadband subscribers. With Globe, you can have a prepaid Wifi for P15 with 2GB of data valid for 1 day, or have an internet plan through Globe At Home for P1,499 Unli Fiber with 20 Mbps.
Another big telecommunication company in the Philippines and a great competitor of Globe is Philippine Long Distance Telephone (PLDT). Established in 1928, PLDT is the oldest telecommunication company in the country, with over 2.1 million broadband subscribers as of the year 2020. PLDT is available nationwide, offering wired internet service.
Although there are many negative feedback about PLDT, it is currently one of the best internet service providers in the Philippines. They offer home internet plans through postpaid and prepaid. Under PLDT Home Fiber, you can avail yourself of a plan of 1299 with up to 10 Mbps.
Established in the year 1990, Sky Cable has been known for offering cable and satellite television services. Sky Cable subscribers can now avail of two-in-one internet service with a cable TV with their latest offering. As of the year 2017, Sky Cable has over 200,000 broadband internet subscribers. You can get Sky Fiber Unli Broadband Plans for as low as P999 with up to 20 Mbps for internet service plans.
And if you want to have internet and a cable TV, you can also avail yourself of a Sky Fiber Unli Broadband Plan with HD Cable TV Plan for as low as P999 with 10 Mbps, 10 HD, and 39 SD channels.
Co-owned by two of the biggest telecommunication company in the Philippines, Globe Telecom and PLDT, Eastern Communication is also one of the best internet service providers in the country.
Established in 1878, Eastern Communication offers fiber internet services, landline, and fixed broadband to residential and business areas. Through EVO Air, subscribers can avail of internet service for as low as P1195 with up to 4 Mbps.
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