MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines leads 5 countries in Southeast Asia when it comes to mobile data speeds, according to recent information released by Internet metrics firm Ookla through its NetIndex platform.
The Philippines’ average mobile data speed – 3.9 Megabits per second (Mbps) is 4th among the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), following Singapore’s 16.9 Mbps, Brunei’s 7.79 Mbps, and Thailand’s 4.32 Mbps.
The country’s mobile data speed is faster than Malaysia’s 3.16 Mbps, Cambodia’s 3.15 Mbps, Laos’ 2.08 Mbps, Indonesia’s 2.05 Mbps, Vietnam’s 1.51 Mbps, and Myanmar’s 0.41 Mbps.
According to Ookla’s tally, the Philippines is 70th among 108 countries with given mobile data speeds.
Information from Boston Consulting Group on countries’ e-friction score shows the Philippines ranks 3rd lowest among ASEAN countries in terms of the Internet’s benefits to a country. E-friction measures 4 factors that can benefit from better Internet – infrastructure, individual, industry and information.
Countries with lower scores tend to show better developments in terms of infrastructure and more supportive business and regulatory environments.
The Philippines has the third lowest e-Friction score (64 points of 100) compared to other qualified ASEAN countries, next only to Singapore (31 points) and Malaysia (44 points).
Rappler previously reported that Philippine broadband Internet speeds were 155th in the world, according to Ookla’s NetIndex tallies from April 2013 to March 2014. – Rappler.com
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