Ookla names PLDT as PH’s fastest internet provider in 2021

According to Ookla, a global benchmarking company, PLDT Home remains the fastest broadband network in the Philippines with a Speed Score of 77.24 at the Ookla Speedtest Awards for the third quarter and fourth quarter of 2021. PLDT Home’s Speed Score in the second half of the year was 27.28.

PLDT Home is the fixed network arm of the integrated telecommunications firm PLDT.

Speed Score is a measure that takes into account both upload and download speeds. Ookla is an internet testing, data, and analysis. Speedtest is the company’s flagship product.

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“Fast internet is no longer a luxury because it’s what Filipinos depend on to earn, work, and study from home,” said Butch Jimenez, Jr., SVP and head of PLDT Home Business. “We’ve been relentless in continuously building and upgrading our network so that our customers enjoy better and future-ready homes.”

The latest data from the Ookla also showed PLDT’s top upload and download speeds of 217.07 Mbps and 203.97 Mbps, respectively.

In determining the network speed of ISPs, Ookla compared data gathered from millions of consumer-initiated tests taken on Speedtest platforms. The data include tests done by Filipino internet users on various networks using digital devices connected via Wi-Fi and fixed networks.

Based on the latest Ookla data, PLDT registered the highest upload and download speeds in key major cities in the Philippines: Manila, Cebu, and Davao cities.

In Manila, PLDT recorded upload and download speeds of 54.52 Mbps and 58.57 Mbps, respectively. In Cebu, PLDT recorded 76.14 Mbps and 74.22 Mbps upload and download speeds, respectively. In Davao, PLDT has upload and download speeds of 70.06 Mbps and 71.50 Mbps, respectively.

When analyzing the fastest ISPs, Ookla assesses the fastest network speeds attained across a given network, accounting for tests that are taken on various Speedtest applications that connect to a fixed network, including tests taken on mobile phones over a Wi-Fi connection. Each top carrier accounts for at least 3% of the sample size in the geographic area.

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