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

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.

Country Download Speeds


Singapore 234.55 Mbps
Thailand 201.81 Mbps
Malaysia 92.69 Mbps
Philippines 88.13 Mbps
Vietnam 84.18 Mbps
Brunei 49.77 Mbps
Laos 29.22 Mbps
Indonesia 25.89 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:

City Download Speeds

(January 2022)

Download Speeds

(January 2023)

Quezon City 49.37 Mbps 92.21 Mbps
Caloocan City 55.95 Mbps 91.03 Mbps
Manila City 51.40 Mbps 90.33 Mbps
Davao City 51.74 Mbps 89.29 Mbps
Cebu City 39.52 Mbps 82.73 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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