Telecommunication in the Philippines

Compared to the European Union, the Philippines is massively lagging behind in the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +63, there were a total of 116.84 million connections in 2016. Among them were 113.00 million million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.1 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.

In the expansion of broadband Internet connections, the Philippines is back. Around 56% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 5% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the previous ISDN (more than 2048 kbit/s).

With about 425,812.00 webhosts, the Philippines is below the world's average by population.

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Development of telephone and internet connections

The following diagrams show the development of the different telephone and Internet connections as a percentage of the country's population. Values above 100% mean that on average every inhabitant has more than one subscription.

Spread of internet connections in the Philippines 1990 - 2016

Broadband internet in the Philippines 2001 - 2016

Landlines in the years 1991 - 2016

Mobile phones in the Philippines 1991 - 2016

Spreading in 2016 Philippines
Internet users 57.34 m 55.50 % 413.13 m 80.77 %
Broadband users 5.65 m 5.47 % 168.27 m 32.90 %
Landlines 3.84 m 3.71 % 213.38 m 41.72 %
Mobile cellulars 113.00 m 109.37 % 619.93 m 121.20 %