The country's mobile internet speed improved and spiked 14 points higher than the สล็อตออนไลน์ previous rankings, according to global speed tests.According to Ookla's Speedtest Global Index, the Philippines was ranked 96 out of 139 countries in terms of mobile data speeds, with an average of 22.50 megabits per second (Mbps) in December compared to 18.49 Mbps in November.With a total of 118 million tests across all regions, cities and municipalities of the country through 2020, the 4Mbps-per-month increase for mobile from November to December was the highest monthly increase since July 2016, ”Ookla said in the report. .Improving mobile internet connection speeds also ranked the country 29th out of 34 out of 50 countries in Asia and 19th out of 22 out of 46 countries in Asia Pacific.
The change follows President Rodrigo Duterte's July 2020 statement on the need to speed up LGU facilities allowing the building of cellular towers as the reason for the latest improvements. The order raised a significant increase in licensing from July to December 2020, compared to the average number of monthly licenses issued in 2019.The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) also reported that in 2019 there were an average of 63 licenses per month to Globe and an average of 50 per month for Smart. July to December 2020 increased 552.65% (348 licenses) for the Globe and 194.33% (97 licenses) for Smart.In addition, additional cell phone towers have also been built due to the quick license tracking. From July to December, a total of 2,939 additional physical buildings / sites were established, in total there were 22,834 cell phone towers in the country, out of 10,395 belonging to Globe, while 10,079 belonging to Smart and DITO.In 2020, Smart / PLDT has released a total of 144,551 kilometers of fiber optics with 106,914 kilometers of additional cable,
while the Globe has 13,414, Converge has 10,167, and DITO has more than 14,056 kilometers of cable.Telcos continues to invest heavily in their fiber optic network, with 543,740 kilometers of cabling nationwide. To date, Smart / PLDT has the widest network with 429,270 kilometers of fiber optic cables. The Globe laid 67,414 kilometers of cable, Converge with 33,000, and DITO with 14,056, ”Ookla said.In addition, the government's Common Tower policy is aimed at building telecom infrastructure faster to meet the growing demand for mobile internet service. The construction of additional buildings is believed to be vital in dramatically increasing the internet speed so that the country can compete globally.As Globe concluded partnerships with 11 tower companies, Smart said it has already dealt with nine tower companies.
DITO's March 2021 launch also drives Globe and Smart to significantly raise capital expenditures, with Globe aiming to spend $ 90 billion and Smart P92 billion by 2021. These two times are the highest per year for each telecom operator in the past six years.DITO shows plans to spend P 150 billion in 2020 for infrastructure launches.The NTC ordered all telecom companies to submit launch plans for this year to allow the commission to closely monitor telecommunications progress in helping to further improve the country's internet speeds.The agency also said it would provide assistance to telecom operators to smooth the implementation of their launch plans.