Home » Posts tagged with » Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co.

Gov’t red tape holding back process

THE Philippine government’s move to spread Wi-Fi Internet access all over the country shows the great importance it attaches to the Internet’s role in the national life. Among President Duterte’s proud announcements in his State-of-the-Nation Address last July 24 was that the government has now established 400 public “hotspots” nationwide where Filipinos can gain access to the Internet.

INTERNET users have long complained of the very slow Internet speed in the country, the slowest in Southeast Asia and one of the slowest in all of Asia. The Philippines has an average Internet speed of only 2.8 megabits per second (mb/s), compared to South Korea’s 26.7, Sweden’s 19.1, Japan’s 17.4, and Hong Kong’s 16.8 in the Akamai Technologies’ State of the Internet report for 2015. In our part of the world, Singapore has 12.5 mb/s; Taiwan, 10.1; and Indonesia, 7.8.

Continue reading …