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Telecommunication in the Philippines

Compared to the United States, the Philippines has a slight downturn in the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +63, there were a total of 168.37 million connections in 2021. Among them were 163.35 million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.4 per person. In the US, this figure is 1.1 mobile phones per person.

With about 425,812 webhosts, the Philippines is below the world's average by population. At the end of 2020, 12,444 of these, or about 3 percent, were secured with SSL or comparable encryption.

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Development of telephone and internet connections

With an average download speed of 87.13 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, the Philippines rank 43rd in an international comparison. The upload rate was only 84.78 Mbit/second (22nd place).
In mobile internet, i.e., on tablets and smartphones, the Philippines come 80th with a download speed of 25.12 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 6 Mbit was only enough for 129th place.

The Speedtest Global Index published regularly by Ookla is based on several million individual measurements in December 2022 from 178 countries.

The following diagrams show the development of the various telephone and internet connections as a percentage of the country's population. Values above 100 percent mean that, on average, every inhabitant has more than one connection.

Access to the internet in the Philippines from 1990 - 2020

Broadband internet in the Philippines 2001 - 2021

Symbol image: cell towerThe Philippines is lagging behind in the expansion of broadband internet connections. Around 50 percent of all residents have access to the internet. Around 8 percent have their own fast internet connection, which is at least faster than the former ISDN (more than 256 kbit/s). All fixed connections via DSL, cable or satellite were counted here, but not those connected to the internet via mobile communications.

Landlines 1990 - 2021

Mobile phones 1990 - 2021

Distribution in 2021Philippines
Broadband users9.66 m8.48 %127.03 m38.27 %
Landlines5.03 m4.42 %97.11 m29.26 %
Mobile cellulars163.35 m143.44 %361.62 m108.96 %

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