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.
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.