by Abe Olandres, Feb 21, 2017
In an early access provided to us by OpenSignal, the latest report (February 2017) on global mobile internet speeds placed the Philippines at 3.33Mbps. This is higher than the 3.13Mbps reported by OpenSignal back in August 2016.
This represents a little over 6% improvement in average mobile internet speeds for the country. OpenSignal defines the “overall speed as the average mobile data connection a user experiences based on both the speeds and availability of a country’s 3G and 4G networks“.
South Korea remains to be at the top stop at 37.54Mbps although the speed actually dropped from 41.34Mbps back in August 2016 (-9%). Singapore also dropped from it’s #2 spot (31.19Mbps) to just #4 (30.05Mbps). Norway jumped to #2 from 23.06Mbps to 34.77Mbps, followed by Hungary which stayed at #3 (31.04Mbps, up from 26.15Mbps).
The Philippines ranked second to the last, beating only Costa Rica (2.69Mbps).
Since these measurements are both from 3G and 4G networks, the average is lower compared to the average LTE-only speed of 7.27Mbps as reported back in November 2016 (see report here).
The same report also indicated that users spend 39.15% of the time on WiFi networks rather than their mobile network.