MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) –The Philippines is among the worst performing countries in the world in terms of internet LTE speeds and coverage, according to a new report released by OpenSignal.
The Philippines ranked seventh slowest in LTE speeds and fourth worst in terms of LTE coverage, as of February 2016.
LTE, or Long Term Evolution, is a communication standard that is used to measure speed and coverage for cell phones and other mobile devices.
“Once again, we take pride in our country achieving a world record,” said Transportation and Communications (DOTC) Secretary Joseph Abaya. “It just goes to show that our government’ s efforts towards a straight path (Daang Matuwid) is working and contonues to earn for us the world recognition we always aspire for, “he added.
The National Telecommunications Commission which oversees the country’s telecommunications industry is under the administrative jurisdiction of the DOTC.
Under the Aquino administration, the Philippines has also held the distinction of having the worst airport (NAIA) and traffic gridlock in the world.