Globe Telecom calls on Akamai to include the mobile internet results for the Philippines in its quarterly State of the Internet (SOI) report in reaction to the first quarter results released recently where the country’s internet performance was once again benchmarked using fixed broadband internet.
Yoly Crisanto, Globe senior vice president for Corporate Communications said that similar to other countries, Akamai should include the Philippines in its report on mobile internet to provide the public with a complete picture on the country’s true state of internet speed.
“By using the average speed for fixed broadband to represent the internet speed for the whole country is erroneous. It is not reflective of the true state of internet considering that majority of Filipinos are using mobile data to access the internet. In comparison with other countries, this will again put the Philippines in bad light and will be used as reference in many studies and reports,” Crisanto said.
In the latest SOI report of Akamai, the average internet speed in the Philippines for fixed broadband increased by 24 percent from 2.8Mbps in Q1 of 2015 to 3.5Mbps in Q1 of 2016.
The peak speed also increased by 47 percent year on year from 20.3Mbps in Q1 2015 to 29.9Mbps this quarter.