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PH ranks 67th out of 69 countries for download speed


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The Philippines ranked third to the last in terms of overall download speed comparison out of the 69 nations assessed around the globe, with 6.03 Mbps for its overall speed.

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This was indicated in the State of Mobile Video report by the OpenSignal, a United Kingdom-based wireless coverage mapping firm.

“We define overall speed as the average mobile data connection user experiences based on both the speeds and availability of a country’s 3G and 4G networks,” the report explained.

“Overall download speed measurements vary considerably from country to country depending on their particular stage of 3G and 4G development,” it continued.

“For instance, a country with fast LTE speeds but low 4G availability might have a much lower overall speed than a country with moderate LTE speeds but a very high level of 4G availability,” the report added.

South Korea topped the ranking list with 45.58 Mbps, followed by Norway with 40.25 Mbps, and Singapore with 38.11 Mbps.

Meanwhile, for its overall video experience, the Philippines ranked last out of the 69 countries studied.

OpenSignal followed a devised metric scale from the International Telecommunication Union to determine the ranks.

“The metric calculation takes picture quality, video loading time and stall rate into account,” the report stated.

The Philippines received a score of 34.98 out of 100, which is equivalent to “poor.”

Additionally, Czech Republic ranked first with a score of 68.52, followed by Hungary with 67.89, and Norway with 67.41.

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