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The Philippines among Top 100 globally on improved download speed according to Ookla

The Philippines continues to post significant improvements in both mobile and fixed download speed, now ranked among the top 100 globally according to Ookla’s Speedtest® Global Index1 February 2021 data. The Philippines currently ranked 83rd in the world on mobile, climbing 3 spots with an average mobile download speed of 26.24 Mbps vs January’s 25.77 Mbps. This is the 7th straight month which showed improved average mobile download speed.

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The Philippines among Top 100 globally on improved download speed according to Ookla

For fixed, the Philippines rose 8 spots to 92nd place with an average fixed download speed of 38.46 Mbps vs last month’s 32.73 Mbps — reflecting 10 straight months of improvement.

The country has been notably seeing improvements due to the industry’s steady investments in network upgrades and infrastructure development.

Globe continues to undergo network upgrades to utilize more advanced technology and improve the overall data experience for its customers. Around 90 percent of Globe’s cell towers are now equipped with 4G LTE technology.

“Our persistence in boosting our network through rigorous builds are being felt by our customers, through service and internet improvements. The rise in rankings on both mobile and fixed download speed goes to show that the country is making significant headway towards meeting first world network standards,” said Ernest L. Cu, Globe’s President, and Chief Executive Officer.

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Globe strongly supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, particularly UN SDG No. 9 which highlights the roles of infrastructure and innovation as crucial drivers of economic growth and development. Globe is committed to upholding the 10 United Nations Global Compact principles and 10 UN SDGs.

About Ookla®

Ookla, the company behind Speedtest, is the global leader in fixed broadband and mobile network testing applications, data and analysis. As a result of the test volume across all Speedtest platforms, Ookla has the most comprehensive analytics on worldwide internet performance and accessibility. Ookla transforms these billions of real-world tests into vital research tools. The company’s flagship enterprise product, Speedtest Intelligence®, is used by ISPs, carriers, businesses, universities, and government agencies alike who trust Ookla’s commitment to quality and neutrality.

Ookla’s headquarters are located in Seattle, WA with additional offices in Dublin, Ireland.


  1. Ookla® Speedtest® Global Index (Philippines – February 2021).