PLDT is Davao City’s fastest internet provider in 2021 – Ookla®

PLDT Home remains undisputed as the fastest broadband network in Davao City, dominating telco rivals with top upload and download speeds of 70.06 Mbps and 71.50 Mbps respectively, according to the Ookla® Speedtest Awards™ Q3-Q4 2021. 

The Ookla® Q3-Q4 2021 data also showed PLDT garnering an overall nationwide speed score of 77.24, which is a huge jump from its speed score of 27.28 in the second half of the previous year. Speed Score is a measure that takes into account both upload and download speeds. 

PLDT Home’s speed leadership in Davao City enables it to thrive in economic activities that leverage work-from-home productivity. This includes remote work, virtual schooling, and remote entrepreneurship. As part of its commitment to its subscribers affected by the recent Typhoon Odette, the telco giant has already restored 99% of its fixed line services in Mindanao.

“PLDT is relentless in its mission to provide key Philippine cities like Davao with the fastest and most superior home internet services, to help accelerate their economic success. The increased demand for the fastest broadband in the country remains strong and we’re investing as well in our capabilities to install, upgrade and repair so that our customers in Davao enjoy better digital life with future-ready homes,” says Butch G. Jimenez, Jr., Senior Vice President and Head of PLDT Home Business.

Fastest fixed network win

PLDT’s speed dominance in the country has been consistently recognized by the Ookla® Speedtest Awards™ having swept the fastest broadband award in all the quarters of 2021. To find out the network speed of ISPs, Ookla® compares 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. Each top carrier accounts for at least 3% of the sample size in the geographic area.

The telco giant’s aggressive network expansion and migration nationwide continue to power its speed upgrades and broadband service improvements. 

In the second half of 2021, PLDT Home launched its biggest speed upgrade for customers with thrice as much speeds versus the previous broadband plans. In November 2021, PLDT Home launched the country’s first-ever 10,000 Mbps fiber-optic service in the Philippines, putting the country alongside first-world nations that have access to such ultra-fast home internet speeds such as South Korea, Japan, Sweden, Norway, Italy, New Zealand, and USA. 

PLDT Home continues to set the bar for the future of home internet connectivity in the Philippines as it provides access to future-ready innovations including top-of-the-line Smart Home solutions such as Wifi Mesh devices, Entertainment and Security services bundled with its flexible broadband plans.

All these innovations are powered by PLDT’s widest network in the country with its fiber infrastructure expanded to 743,700 kilometers, extending its reach to 13.9 million homes passed, and with over 5.77 million fiber-powered ports. 

To date, PLDT Home has connected over 3.6 Million subscribers, proving to be the most trusted telco of Filipino families for fast internet speeds for work at home, online school, and family entertainment at home amid the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic in the country. 

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Based on analysis by Ookla® of Speedtest Intelligence® data Q3–Q4 2021. Ookla trademarks used under license and reprinted with permission.