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Philippines - Fixed Broadband, Digital Economy and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses

Philippines - Fixed Broadband, Digital Economy and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses

Broadband users in the Philippines have a number of high-speed internet access options available to them: Digital Subscriber Line (DSL), cable modem, Fixed Wireless Access (FWA), WiMAX and mobile broadband services.

Fixed broadband penetration in the Philippines remains relatively low mainly due to a limited number of fixed lines and the dominance of the mobile platform. Despite declining prices in both fixed and mobile broadband, this type of service is still not affordable for the majority of the population.

However the market has grown very strongly over the past five years from a very small base. Over the next five years to 2022 strong growth is expected to continue grow strongly.

More recently, there has been a major push by market leader PLDT to offer fibre-based services; Globe has been trying to match the PLDT push where it can.

PDLT's ongoing nationwide fibre-optic rollout program, has already set up a number of so-called PLDT Smart City' areas starting with Toledo City in Cebu, followed by General Santos in Mindanao and Naga City in the Bicol region.

In 2017 PDLT announced plans to extend its fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network by approximately 80%. The operator is also deploying hybrid technology, such as G.fast, under a wider three-year program.

Key developments:

Fixed broadband penetration remains relatively low but is growing strongly from a small base.
PDLT's ongoing nationwide fibre-optic rollout program, has set up a number of PLDT Smart City' areas.
PDLT announced plans to extend its fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network by approximately 80%.

Companies mentioned in this report include:

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


1. Synopsis
2. Introduction and statistical overview
2.1 Market Overview and analysis
2.2 Broadband Statistics and Forecasts
3. Fixed Broadband Service Providers
3.1 Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT)
3.2 Globe Telecom
3.2.1 Bayantel
3.3 Liberty Telecom / Wi-tribe
3.4 Start-Ups
4. Fixed Broadband Technologies
4.1 Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
4.1.1 Cable modem
4.1.2 Fibre to the Home (FttH)
4.2 Other fixed broadband services
4.2.1 WiFi
4.2.2 WiMAX
5. Digital media
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Videostreaming
5.3 Social media
5.4 Communications: VoIP, messaging, conferencing
5.4.1 VoIP
6. Related reports
Table 1 Fixed Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) 2007 - 2022
Table 2 Internet Users and Penetration 2007 - 2017
Table 3 PLDT's total broadband subscribers 2005 - 2017
Table 4 PLDT's fixed broadband subscribers 2008 - 2017
Table 5 Historic - PLDT's DSL subscribers 2001 - 2004
Table 6 Historic - PLDT's DSL subscribers 2005 - 2013
Table 7 Historic - PLDT broadband ARPU (PHP/month) by unit/contract type 2013 - 2015
Table 8 PLDT broadband ARPU (PHP/month) by category 2016 - 2017
Table 9 Globe Telecom home broadband subscribers 2007 - 2017
Table 10 Historic - DSL subscribers 2001 - 2016
Table 11 Historic - Cable modem subscribers 2005 - 2015
Table 12 Historic - FttH subscribers 2005 - 2016
Table 13 Key broadcasting statistics
Chart 1 Fixed Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) 2007 - 2022
Chart 2 Internet Users and Penetration 2007 - 2017

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