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Philippine internet speeds improve in March —Ookla Speedtest

The Philippines’ internet speeds showed improvements in March, according to data by global speed monitoring firm Speedtest by Ookla.

The country’s median download speed for mobile internet improved to 19.38 megabits per second (Mbps) from 18.79 Mbps in February.

The latest median download speed reading signified a 3.14% month-on-month increased in mobile internet speed.

March’s mobile internet median download speed was also an improvement of 160.48% from 7.44 Mbps back in July 2016, when the Duterte administration took office.

Meanwhile, the Philippines’ fixed broadband median speed improved to 52.16 Mbps from 49.10 Mbps month-on-month, a 6.23% increase in speed from February.

The latest fixed broadband median speed represents an improvement of 559.42% from the recorded speed of 7.91 Mbps in July 2016.

The Department of Information and Communications Technology earlier attributed the improvements in the country’s internet speeds to the July 2020 directive of the President to expedite the permitting requirements to support telcos with their intensified deployment of cellular towers.—AOL, GMA News