Amid strides to bring quality internet among Filipinos, the Philippines still lags behind its Southeast Asian neighbors when it comes to internet stability, per the Pulse Internet Resilience Index (IRI).
Produced by the global internet advocacy group, Internet Society, the IRI report suggests that the Philippines ranks only 7th in the list, following a garnered score of only 46 percent.
Covering 170 countries, the index made its assessment based on the capacity of network providers to render service, including the ability to offer a stable connection, the availability of internet infrastructure, and the cost of internet deals.
Along with highlighting the importance of Internet infrastructure to the economy and society, the Internet Society emphasized the value of a resilient Internet, telling how it gathered the attention of activists and policymakers worldwide.
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Trailing the Philippines behind in the ranking are Singapore (72 percent), Vietnam (52 percent), Brunei Darussalam (51 percent), Malaysia (51 percent), Thailand (51 percent), and Indonesia (48 percent).
Meanwhile, following the Philippines in the ranking are Myanmar (45 percent), Cambodia (43 percent), Lao PDR (42 percent), and Timor-Leste (38 percent).
Stunningly, the Philippines also had it way worse in the mobile segment as it gets a 29 percent score in terms of performance, way below the 76 percent score registered by fixed networks.
Amid the low scoring, the advocacy group is optimistic about vastly improving it given the high penetration of mobile connectivity.