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Broadband Market and Forecasts - Philippines

Philippines - Broadband Market and Forecasts

Compared with many of its Asian neighbours, the Philippines has been moving slowly on the adoption of internet. Nevertheless, this situation has changed rapidly in recent years. Of the estimated 37% of the population which constituted the internet-user population coming into 2014, a large proportion of these were using a high-speed broadband connection to go online. In early 2014 available statistics suggested that around three quarters of all internet connections were broadband-based services, representing a major shift in the broadband presence in the Philippines in recent years. Broadband penetration as a proportion of the population was still only 7%. This report looks at the various projects and initiatives as the Philippine government continues to encourage the development of broadband in the country. The report also provides information on the wider internet market in the country.

Key developments:

continuing growth in mobile internet usage, with a big surge in mobile broadband access;
broadband subscriber numbers growing strongly (around 15% annual increase), but broadband penetration still less than 10%;
PLDT expanded its international internet gateway capacity to 1Tb/s by end-2013;
PLDT continued to extend its FttH footprint, passing 2 million households in 2013;
coming into 2014 PLDT was claiming a 70% of the country's residential broadband market;
WiMAX operator Liberty was continuing to struggle financially in 2014;
both Smart and Globe were pushing on with development of cloud computing platforms.

Companies covered in this report include:

PLDT, Smart Communications, Globe Telecom, Liberty Telecom (Wi-Tribe), EasyCall, Altimax, Bayantel, Bell Telecom, Broadband Philippines, Meridian Telekoms, Vega Telecom.


1. Synopsis
2. Broadband in the Philippines
2.1 Broadband market overview
2.2 Background
2.3 Broadband and Internet statistics
2.4 Forecasts Internet services 2015; 2020
2.4.1 Notes on scenario forecasts
2.5 Regulatory issues
2.5.1 Broadband quality
2.5.2 Minimum internet speeds
2.5.3 Hackers
2.5.4 IPv6
2.6 National Broadband Network (NBN)
2.7 PC market
2.8 Broadband platforms
2.8.1 Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
2.8.2 Cable modem
2.8.3 Fibre to the Home (FttH)
2.8.4 Mobile broadband
2.8.5 Fourth Generation (4G) / Long Term Evolution (LTE) mobile services
2.9 Broadband over power lines
2.10 Internet market overview
2.10.1 Role of Internet in the Philippines
2.10.2 Cloud computing
2.10.3 Cybercrime legislation
2.10.4 Social networking
2.10.5 Internet exchanges
2.10.6 Internet regulations
2.10.7 E-commerce
2.11 Major broadband service providers and ISPs
2.12 Overview
2.12.1 PLDT
2.12.2 Digitel / Sun Cellular
2.12.3 GlobeNet
2.12.4 Bayantel
2.12.5 Broadband Philippines
2.12.6 Meridian
2.12.7 Philweb.com
2.12.8 EasyCall
2.13 Internet via satellite
2.14 IP networks
2.15 Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services
3. Related reports
Table 1 Historical - Fixed broadband subscribers 2001 - 2004
Table 2 - Fixed broadband subscribers - 2005 - 2014
Table 3 Mobile broadband subscribers 2009 - 2014
Table 4 Mobile broadband subscribers 2012 - 2014
Table 5 Fixed broadband subscribers and households 2013
Table 6 Broadband subscribers by major service provider 2010 - 2013
Table 7 Historical - Internet users 1996 - 2004
Table 8 - Internet users - 2005 - 2014
Table 9 Historical - Internet subscribers 1996 - 2004
Table 10 - Internet subscribers 2005-2014
Table 11 Overview of internet market statistics 2012
Table 12 International internet bandwidth 2000 - 2014
Table 13 Percentage of households with computer 2002 - 2014
Table 14 Forecast Internet subscribers 2015; 2020
Table 15 Historical - DSL subscribers 2001 - 2007
Table 16 DSL subscribers 2008 - 2013
Table 17 Cable modem subscribers 2005 - 2013
Table 18 Historical - Number of registered ISPs 2001 - 2007
Table 19 Number of registered ISPs 2008 - 2013
Table 20 PLDT broadband subscribers 2005 - 2014
Table 21 Historical - PLDT's DSL subscribers 2001 - 2004
Table 22 PLDT's DSL subscribers 2005 - 2013
Table 23 PLDT's total fixed broadband subscribers 2008 - 2014
Table 24 PLDT's mobile broadband subscribers 2007 - 2014
Table 25 Smart's wireless broadband subscribers 2005 - 2014
Table 26 Sun Cellular / Digitel's broadband subscribers 2011 - 2014
Table 27 Globe Telecom's broadband subscribers 2007 - 2014
Table 28 Globe Telecom's DSL subscribers 2009 - 2014
Table 29 Globe Telecom's wireless subscribers 2009 - 2014
Chart 1 - Fixed broadband subscribers - 2006 2014
Chart 2 - Mobile broadband subscribers - 2009 - 2012
Chart 3 - Broadband subscribers by major service provider - 2009 2012
Chart 4 PLDT's broadband subscribers - 2008 - 2012
Chart 5 - Globe Telecom's broadband subscribers - 2009 - 2013

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