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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 154.31 million connections in 2020. Among them were 149.58 million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.4 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 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 million 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 55.21 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, the Philippines ranked 59th in an international comparison. The upload rate was only 52.10 Mbit/second (27th place). The quality of the Internet, consisting of signal fluctuations (jitter) and latency, is very far ahead at 5th place.
In mobile internet, i.e. on tablets and smartphones, the Philippines come 95th with a download speed of 19.45 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 6 Mbit was only enough for 134th place.

The Speedtest Global Index published regularly by Ookla is based on several million individual measurements in April 2022 from 181 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% 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 - 2020

Symbol image: cell towerThe Philippines is lagging behind in the expansion of broadband Internet connections. Around 50% of all residents have access to the Internet. Around 7% 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 - 2020

Mobile phones 1990 - 2020

Distribution in 2020Philippines
Internet users54.57 m49.80 %379.48 m84.74 %
Broadband users7.94 m7.24 %163.72 m36.56 %
Landlines4.73 m4.32 %160.15 m35.76 %
Mobile cellulars149.58 m136.50 %540.56 m120.71 %

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