No surprise here: Philippines has worst internet connection in Asia

The Philippines is still lagging behind its neighbors when it comes to Internet speeds. PHOTO: Pixabay
The Philippines is still lagging behind its neighbors when it comes to Internet speeds. PHOTO: Pixabay

There’s really no need to rub the obvious in our face.

According to the results of internet monitoring firm Akamai’s “State of the Internet” report, the Philippines has the slowest average connection speed with just 4.5 mbps.

At the top is South Korea with an average speed of 29.0 mbps at the last quarter of 2016 — this is four times the world average of just 7.0 mbps.

Norway came in second with 23.6 mbps, Sweden with 22.8 mbps, and Hong Kong with 21.9 mbps.

The USA — creator of the Internet — came in at 16th place with 15.3 mbps.

In a report by the Philippine Daily Inquirer, it says eight of the 15 Asian countries surveyed by Akamai got an average higher than 10 mbps.

The Philippine government is currently studying a law to improve the country’s Internet connectivity, but so far, with the nearly monopolized distribution, Filipinos are still stuck with three to four Internet service providers, obscenely expensive monthly plans, and slow connection.

 

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