Of nineteen Asian countries, the Philippines ranked second with the slowest internet speed at 3.64Mbps, only ahead of Afghanistan with 2.52Mbps. All other 17 countries are far ahead of the Philippines.
Communications experts said the problem with the country’s disappointing Internet speed is because of the lack of better competitors. Globe, PLDT/Smart, and Sun Cellular on the other hand blame the government for complicated and expensive process in building structures like transmitters and antennas.
Among the country’s providers, PLDT is the worst of all. Globe is better than Smart, then followed by Sun cellular.
Ibtimes.com.au reported that Telstra is aiming to partner with the San Miguel Corporation – the country’s biggest company.
There is no exact date on when the business operation will be started, but Bloombergreported that Telstra is currently on talks with San Miguel, and is willing to invest 5.75 billion Pesos (UD$123 million).
It may be too early to expect, but many netizens are already excited about the plan – believing that this move could help them with their lifetime problem – the worst internet speed.