PH LTE coverage remains one of lowest globally
The Philippines remained among the countries with lowest long-term evolution (LTE) availability and speed, according to the London-based research firm Open Signal.
It ranked 75th out of 88 countries in terms of LTE availability. It had an average download speed of 9.49 megabits per seconds (mbps).
In November last year’s report, the Philippines ranked 69th out of 77 counties in terms of LTE availability and an average download speed of 8.24 mbps.
The Philippines was behind Thailand (15th), Malaysia (41st), Indonesia (51stst) and Vietnam (53rdth) in terms of LTE availability.
South Korea continued to lead the pack in LTE coverage, followed by Japan, Norway, Hong Kong and US.
In terms of average download speed, Manila lagged behind Malaysia with 14.83 Mbps and Thailand, 9.6 Mbps.
Singapore recorded the fastest average download speed at 44.31 Mbps, followed by Netherlands, 42.12 Mbps, Norway, 41.20 Mbps, South Korea, 40.44 Mbps and Hungary, 39.18 Mbps.