Written By Roi Plata on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 | 6:28:00 PM
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. - Inquirer.netSingapore has the fastest internet speed with 61.0 megabits per second followed by Japan that has 41.7 megabits per second. The report showed that the avereage internet speed for ASEAN regions is 12.5 Mbps, which is four times faster that the current internet speed of the Philippines.
Other ASEAN nations that did not reach the Asean average internet speed are Laos(4.0 Mbps), Indonesia(4.1 Mbps), Brunei and Myanmar(4.9 Mbps) Malaysia(5.5 Mbps) and Cambodia(5.7 Mbps). While Vietnam(13.1 Mbps) reach the above average for Asean Average Internet Speed.
ASEAN nations that reach or above Average Global Internet Speed which is 17.5 Mbps are Thailand(17.7 Mbps), China(18.3 Mbps) Japan(41.7 Mbps) and Sigapore(61.0 Mbps)
Just last February 2014, Philippine also rank as the slowest LTE or Long Term Evolution connection and Globe has the poorest coverage and slowest connection in the world by Opensignal.
According to the report, Australia has the fastest average LTE speeds in the world while the USA and the Philippines is the slowest.
Globe has the poorest coverage and slowest connection with 38% at a time among the 38 telecommunications network worldwide and was even described as "Worst Performing Network" according to the study. While Smart is at 6th with poorest coverage at 48%