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Filipinos spend most time on internet, social media —study

Filipinos spend the most time on the internet and social media, a worldwide study by Hootsuite and We Are Social shows.

According to their 2019 Global Digital Report, Filipinos spend an average of 10 hours and 2 minutes a day using the internet via any device.

This is a slight increase from last year's report, which said that the average time Filipinos spent on the internet was 9 hours and 29 minutes.


Mobile users now spend an average of 4 hours and 58 minutes accessing the internet per day, while the daily time spent using the internet on computer is an average of 5 hours and 4 minutes.

This is despite the low average fixed internet connection speed in the Philippines, which was found to be 19.0 mbps. The fastest average internet connection is Singapore, which is 190.9 mbps.

The average mobile internet connection speed in the Philippines is also low, falling at 15.1 mbps, compared to Canada's 63.1 mbps.


The Philippines also topped the list of countries that spend time using social media, the study said.

Filipinos were found to spend an average of 4 hours and 12 minutes on social media every day.

Brazil follows with an average of 3 hours and 34 hours spent on social media per day.

Last year, the Philippines had an average of 3 hours and 57 minutes spent on social media daily. —LDF, GMA News