The Philippine ICT Statistics Portal

The Philippine Information and Communications Technology Statistics (PHICTS) Portal is a web-based system that consolidates ICT-related statistics in the country. With just a click of the mouse, anyone from the government, private sector, and the general public can now access government-approved statistics. The portal also promotes proper management of statistical data that can be used for policy research, plans and projects development and implementation, and analysis of the ICT sector.

The PHICTS Portal was created by the Information and Communications Technology Office (ICTO) under the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) with the help of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).


MOBILE-BROADBAND UPTAKE CONTINUES TO GROW AT DOUBLE-DIGIT RATES: The number of mobile-broadband subscriptions reaches 2.3 billion, with 55% of them in developing countries

AFRICA LEADS IN MOBILE-BROADBAND GROWTH: Mobile-broadband penetration in Africa reaches close to 20% in 2014, up from 2% in 2010

ALMOST 7 BILLION MOBILE-CELLULAR SUBSCRIPTIONS WORLDWIDE: The developing countries are home to more than three quarters of all mobile-cellular subscriptions

FIXED-BROADBAND GROWTH SLOWING DOWN IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES: 44% of all fixed-broadband subscriptions are in Asia-Pacific,compared with only 0.5% in Africa

ALMOST 3 BILLION PEOPLE (40% OF THE WORLD'S POPULATION) ARE USING THE INTERNET: Close to one out of three people in the developing countries are online

44% OF HOUSEHOLDS HAVE INTERNET ACCESS AT HOME: In Africa, only one out of ten households is connected

HIGH-SPEED ACCESS TO THE INTERNET: Differences in broadband speed persist

Source: The World in 2014: ICT Facts and Figures