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Put your Internet speeds to the test using Ookla Speedtest

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Even as the country slowly recovers from the epidemic, the demand for faster internet connections at home continues to increase. This makes it even more crucial for customers to use an independent third-party tool like Speedtest by Ookla to guarantee that their internet service providers (ISPs) are delivering as promised.

The Ookla Speedtest Awards, which just crowned PLDT Home the fastest ISP in important cities across the country, is the industry’s most prestigious online service. It is free and easy to use, and it has become an unbiased way to evaluate ISP speeds throughout the world. It is popular among regular customers and IT specialists alike.

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Regular internet testing ensures that a user’s internet speeds are ideal for efficient online work. Some customers, on the other hand, utilize the service to diagnose home connectivity difficulties or to determine whether they require a speed increase to meet their family’s expanding connectivity demands.

Simply open your browser and go to www.speedtest.net to use Speedtest. (App versions are available for iOS, Android, macOS, Windows, Google Chrome, and Apple TV.) For the service to connect to a server, click the “Go” button. It will display the connection’s download speed, upload speed, and ping rate (which indicates the connection’s “lag” or reaction time) in a matter of seconds. The result may then be compared to the claimed speeds of the ISP.

It’s also a good idea to repeat the test with multiple devices and at different times of the day. This allows the subscriber to check whether there is a speed discrepancy between two devices or if one of them is experiencing connectivity problems. Results may be influenced by network-related operations such as normal service maintenance. If, however, the download/upload speed appears to be accurate when using a single device but dramatically slows when multiple devices are connected to the internet, then the number of connected gadgets or bandwidth-hungry apps should be reduced –- or now might be a good time to consider an ISP upgrade.

When testing internet speeds, users should bear in mind that because devices have varied Wi-Fi capabilities, it’s only natural for download/upload rates to fluctuate even when using the same connection. Furthermore, because the Wi-Fi router has an impact on the test result, users must check that it is correctly configured and supports the maximum speed of the internet service in order to get a more accurate result.

PH internet leveling up

Because average broadband speeds in the Philippines have been steadily increasing in recent years, PLDT has played a key role in defining the country’s internet speeds for Filipino households.

Fixed internet download speeds climbed from 23.74 Mbps to 66.55 Mbps between June 2020 and June 2021, according to Ookla data. Upload speeds have also improved, going from 23.46 Mbps to 66.86 Mbps.

According to the OoklaSpeedtest Awards Q3-Q4 2021, PLDT Home is the fastest broadband network in the Philippines for the fourth consecutive year. PLDT had peak download speeds of 203.97 Mbps and maximum upload speeds of 217.07 Mbps in a recent Ookla survey, giving it a Speed Score of 77.24. This is a significant improvement over the telco’s previous Speed Score of 27.28 in the second half of last year.

“We have been continuously expanding our network and upgrading our broadband speeds so that Filipinos can have better digital experiences to earn, work, and study from their homes. Because fast internet has become an essential that families depend on to progress and live better,” says Butch G. Jimenez, Jr., Senior Vice President and Head of PLDT Home Business.

Many Filipinos have found that PLDT Home’s increased speeds have made life simpler, especially during the epidemic, when the internet has become their major method of connecting with family, doing remote schooling, working from home, and exploring new income-earning options online.

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