PLDT drives PH’s rise in broadband internet speeds ranking in Southeast Asia

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The Philippines’ rank in the Ookla Speedtest Global Index has risen one notch to fourth place, following closely behind Malaysia and besting Vietnam and other peers in Southeast Asia.

New PLDT Home Fiber Plans
New PLDT Home Fiber Plans

The country’s largest integrated telco network PLDT continues to drive this development as it expands it fiber network, contributing to the consistent improvement of the Philippines in the rankings.

CountryDownload Speeds


Singapore234.55 Mbps
Thailand201.81 Mbps
Malaysia92.69 Mbps
Philippines88.13 Mbps
Vietnam84.18 Mbps
Brunei49.77 Mbps
Laos29.22 Mbps
Indonesia25.89 Mbps
Myanmar (Burma)19.63 Mbps

Speedtest Global Index Median Country Speeds January 2023

The biggest cities in the Philippines also showed consistently improving internet speeds:

CityDownload Speeds

(January 2022)

Download Speeds

(January 2023)

Quezon City49.37 Mbps92.21 Mbps
Caloocan City55.95 Mbps91.03 Mbps
Manila City51.40 Mbps90.33 Mbps
Davao City51.74 Mbps89.29 Mbps
Cebu City39.52 Mbps82.73 Mbps

Source: Speedtest Intelligence® data for January 2022 and January 2023

Ookla’s Speedtest Global Index rankings are based on median download speed, reflecting the most accurate internet speeds users will likely achieve.

PLDT is the only telco provider in the Philippines that can provide a fiber-optic service with speeds of up to 10,000 Mbps, the fastest possible broadband connection available in the country.PLDT has the most extensive fiber network in the Philippines, with over 1.09 million kilometers and 5.9 million ports passing 16.8 million homes in 67% of the country’s cities and municipalities as of end-September 2022.

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Disclaimer :

Speedtest Global Index: Based on analysis by Ookla® of Speedtest Intelligence® data as reported on  for December 2022. Ookla trademarks are used under license and reprinted with permission.

Speed for city comparison: Based on analysis by Ookla® of Speedtest Intelligence® data for December 2021 versus December 2022. Ookla trademarks are used under license and reprinted with permission.

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Written by Melo Villareal

Melo Villareal is the Online Publisher of He is an Accountant by profession who left the corporate world at the age of 23 to explore his beautiful country and the rest of the world. Today, Melo works as a part-time Social Media Manager for local and international clients. His full-time work focuses on discovering interesting culture, explore different cuisines and take memorable photos from local and international destinations he's visiting.

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