State of Phil Internet
As of May 2018,
Internet penetration in the Philippines was reported at 63 percent of the country’s total 105 million population in 2018. This translates to about 67 million Filipinos, with almost all of them active on social media.
There were 109.2 mobile cellular subscriptions per 100 inhabitants in 2016, compared to 46.3 active mobile broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants. There were 5.5 fixed broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants.5
The slow uptake of broadband internet in the country is largely due to steep subscription fees. Meanwhile, both mobile and fixed broadband speed in the Philippines are low—at 14.07 and 17.57 Mbps respectively—compared to global averages of 22.99 and 47.83 Mbps.6
PLDT reported 58.29 million mobile phone subscribers as of December 31, 2017, while Globe had 60.68 million.