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 171.49 million connections in 2019. Among them were 167.32 million million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.5 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 43% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 4% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the previous ISDN (more than 2048 kbit/s).

With about 425,812 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 - 2019




Broadband internet in the Philippines 2001 - 2019




Landlines in the years 1990 - 2019




Mobile phones in the Philippines 1990 - 2019




Spreading in 2019 Philippines
Total
Philippines
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Broadband users 4.18 m 3.87 % 157.90 m 35.28 %
Landlines 4.17 m 3.85 % 166.16 m 37.13 %
Mobile cellulars 167.32 m 154.76 % 547.36 m 122.31 %