State of the Internet Report

The Akamai State of the Internet Report for the 2nd Quarter 2016 ranks the Philippines at 6th out of 15 Asia-Pacific countries with an average mobile internet speed of 8.5 Mbps. Peak connection speeds also reached a high 105.1 Mbps for the Philippines.

Countries in the Asia Pacific Region with higher mobile internet speeds than the Philippines are: South Korea, New Zealand, Japan, Taiwan and Australia. It is significant to note that the Philippines had a higher mobile internet speed than Singapore. Singapore posted an average mobile internet speed of 8.2 Mbps.

According to the 2nd Quarter report, it was also observed that there was a 1.0% quarterly decrease in global internet connectivity. The global average connection speed decreased 2.3% to 6.1 Mbps from 6.3 Mbps, while the average peak connection speed increased 3.7% to 36.0 Mbps from 34.7. Mobile data traffic grew by 11% over the previous quarter. Each quarter, Akamai publishes the State of the Internet Report based on their Akamai Intelligent Platform. The complete report can be downloaded here.

The Philippines hopes to enjoy faster speeds soon, as the two major network service providers in the country (Smart-PLDT and Globe Telecom) announced in the second quarter, the purchase of the 700 MHz frequency from SMC that is expected to enable faster Internet service speeds at lower costs, albeit for the wireless (mobile) connectivity.

The State of the Internet Report draws its data from the Akamai Intelligent Platform. The Akamai Intelligent Platform consists of more than 210,000 servers in more than 120 countries around the globe and regularly transmits between 15 – 30% of all Internet traffic. This allows them to gather massive amounts of data on various ICT metrics including Internet connection speeds, network connectivity/ availability issues, and IPv6 adoption progress as well as traffic patterns across leading web properties and digital media providers.

(Published 17 October 2016)


Akamai State of the Internet Report Highlights 2nd Quarter 2016 

  • Internet & Broadband Adoption

Global Average Connection Speed is 6.1 Mbps.

Global Average Peak Connection Speed is 36.1 Mbps.

  • Region/country with the highest average mobile connection speed

Europe: United Kingdom, 23.1 Mbps

Asia Pacific: South Korea, 11.1 Mbps

Americas: Canada, 8.4 Mbps

Middle East/Africa: United Arab Emirates, 8.4 Mbps

  • Region/country with highest average peak mobile connection speed

Europe: Germany, 172.8 Mbps

Asia Pacific: Australia, 171.2 Mbps

Middle East/Africa: Israel, 136.0 Mbps

Americas: Peru, 72.1 Mbps