Despite being regarded as the social media capital of the world, the Philippines has the slowest internet speed in the entire Southeast Asian region and is ranked 158th out of 190 countries worldwide, the Philippine Daily Inquirer reported.
According to the Net Index www.netindex.com rankings by internet broadband testing company Ookla, Philippines has an average speed of 3.54 Megabits per second Mbps.
In comparison, Hong Kong has 77 Mbps putting it first in the world, while the Philippines’ Southeast Asian neighbor Singapore is second with 65 Mbps as of the April 2014 rankings.
Thailand has an average speed of 17.92 Mbps 48th worldwide, Vietnam has 13 Mbps 61st, Cambodia has 5.74 Mbps 116th, Malaysia has 5.4 Mbps 122nd, Brunei has 5.3 Mbps 125th, Myanmar has 5.22 Mbps 127th, Laos has 4.33 Mbps 143rd, and Indonesia has 4.19 mbps 148th.
Ookla says in its website that it creates the rankings through its NetMetrics Database that obtains network test “of internet, mobile, fiber, and even satellite network.”
The Net Index rankings is “powered by billions of aggregated NetMetrics data and is a free and powerful advocate we created to help the global Internet computing community get the most from their broadband provider and enhance their connected lifestyle,” Ookla said.
Other Asian countries that rank within the top 50 are South Korea which has an average speed of 52.9Mbps 4th, Japan with 41.1 Mbps 9th, and China with 19.04 Mbps 45th.
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