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


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

Compared with most of its Asian neighbours, the Philippines has moved slowly on the adoption of internet. Nevertheless, this situation is changing rapidly.

More than 80% of all internet connections were broadband-based services, representing a major shift in the broadband presence in the Philippines in recent years. Broadband subscription penetration as a proportion of the population is still only just over 11%. However after many years of sluggish growth, the broadband market in the Philippines has started to flourish. 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 data services. 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. Also the more recently launched mobile broadband services were providing a major and much-needed boost to the expansion. This report looks at the various projects and initiatives as the Philippine government continues to encourage the development of broadband in the country.

Whilst the overall rate of growth in broadband services in the Philippines remains strong, big questions hang over the market. Despite declining prices in both fixed and mobile broadband, this type of service is still not affordable for the majority of the population.

Key developments:

continuing growth in mobile broadband usage
broadband subscriber numbers were growing strongly
broadband penetration reached just over 10%;
PLDT continued to extend its FttH footprint;
both Smart and Globe were pushing on with development of cloud computing platforms
the Philippines was moving to legislate on the issue of minimum broadband speeds.

Companies mentioned in this report

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


1. Synopsis
2. Introduction and statistical overview
2.1 Market Overview and analysis
2.2 Broadband statistics
2.3 Forecasts broadband subscribers 2015; 2018; 2021
2.3.1 Notes on scenario forecasts
3. Fixed Broadband Service Providers
3.1 Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT)
3.1.1 Overview
3.1.2 Operational statistics
3.2 Globe Telecom
3.2.1 Overview
3.2.2 Operational statistics
3.2.3 Bayantel
3.3 Liberty Telecom / Wi-tribe
3.4 Support for internet-based businesses
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
5.2.1 Key trends and developments
5.2.2 Statistical information
5.3 Social media
5.4 Communications: VoIP, messaging, conferencing
5.4.1 VoIP
6. Related reports
Table 1 Broadband subscribers (millions) by major service provider 2011 - 2015
Table 2 Broadband subscribers market share by major service provider 2011 - 2015
Table 3 Broadband subscribers (millions) fixed vs wireless access 2011 - 2015
Table 4 Historical - Internet subscribers 1996 - 2012
Table 5 Percentage of households with computer 2002 - 2015
Table 6 Forecast broadband subscribers and penetration rates 2016; 2018; 2021
Table 7 PLDT's broadband subscribers 2005 - 2015
Table 8 PLDT's fixed broadband subscribers 2008 - 2015
Table 9 Historical - PLDT's DSL subscribers 2001 - 2004
Table 10 Historical - PLDT's DSL subscribers 2005 - 2013
Table 11 PLDT's wireless (mobile) broadband subscribers 2007 - 2015
Table 12 PLDT broadband ARPU by unit/contract type 2013 - 2015
Table 13 Smart's wireless broadband subscribers 2005 - 2015
Table 14 Sun Cellular / Digitel's broadband subscribers 2011 - 2015
Table 15 Globe Telecom broadband subscribers 2007 - 2015
Table 16 Historical - Globe Telecom's DSL subscribers 2009 - 2014
Table 17 Globe Telecom fixed broadband subscribers 2014 - 2015
Table 18 Globe Telecom's wireless subscribers 2009 - 2015
Table 19 Historical - DSL subscribers 2001 - 2015
Table 20 Historical - Cable modem subscribers 2005 - 2015
Table 21 FttH subscribers 2005 - 2015
Table 22 Key broadcasting statistics
Chart 1 Total broadband subscribers and annual growth - 2011 - 2015
Chart 2 - Broadband subscribers (millions) by major service provider 2011 - 2015
Chart 3 - Broadband subscribers (millions) fixed vs wireless access 2011 - 2015

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