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Top 10 Internet Service Providers (ISP) in the Philippines

Information technology plays a very important role in our lives. One of its most important product is the internet. It changes the way people communicate. It improves the lives of billions of people living on this planet. Want to find answers to your very important questions in your life? You can search them on Google or Yahoo!. Want to communicate with your love ones in an instant like talking face to face? Use Facebook chat or Yahoo Messenger. Wherever you are, information touches you and changes you. That's why, we cannot underestimate the power of those who provide internet services.
To guide you on your journey of finding the best internet service provider in the Philippines, we bring you a list of Top 10 Internet Service Providers (ISP) in the Philippines. Details on how one ISP compares to the other are provided. Data provided below are focused on total number of subscribers of their internet services they provide.

1.  Smart Broadband Inc.

It is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Smart Communications, Inc.. It offers an wireless internet broadband service, Smart Broadband (SmartBro), with 1.73 million total subscribers at the end of the fourth quarter of 2012. While Smart Communications, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT).

2.  Globe Telecom

It provides mobile, fixed line and broadband internet services. Under fixed line and broadband services, it offers Globe Tattoo internet service which has 1.7 million total subscribers in 2012.

3.  Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT)

Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) is the undisputed largest telecommunications company in the Philippines. It offers PLDT myDSL internet service which has 829,000 total subscribers in 2012

4.  Sun Cellular [Digitel Mobile Philippines, Inc. (DMPI)]

Established on September 2001, Digitel Mobile Philippines, Inc. (DMPI), commercially known as Sun Cellular is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Digitel, and is one of the Philippines' leading mobile telecommunications companies. It offers Suncellular Broadband internet service which has 650,000 total subscribers in 2012.

5.  Bayan Telecommunications, Inc. (BayanTel) 

Formerly known as International Communications Corporation and was incorporated in April 18, 1961. It's the operating arm of Bayan Telecommunications Holdings Corporation (BTHC). It offers Bayan DSL internet service which has 132,000 total subscribers in 2012.

6.  Meridian Telekoms Inc.

The pioneer of broadband wireless data services in the Philippines. Established in 1996, Meridian Telekoms is primarily engaged in providing wireless broadband and data services to small-and-medium-scale businesses nationwide. Meridian was actually the first internet telecom firm in the Philippines to focus primarily on highspeed data and internet services using the broadband technology. In 2004, Smart Communications, Inc. acquired 100% of this company.

7.  Sky Cable

Established in 1990, Sky Cable provides cable tv service, voice/telephony and broadband internet services called Sky Broadband. Overall, it has over 700,000 total subscribers in 2012 and that includes broadband internet subscribers. No specific data has been published yet on Sky Cable's website regarding the total number of broadband internet subscribers.

8.  Eastern Telecom Philippines Inc.

It is the first and only local major telecommunication company to be ISO-certified, testifying to the quality systems and processes that the entire organization employs to ensure service excellence and customer satisfaction. It offers data, voice and internet services. No data has been published on their website or on any other reliable sources regarding the total number of its subscribers or customers.

9.  Bell Telecommunication Philippines Inc.

It's a full-service telecommunications company that began its commercial operations in January 2002. It offers phone/voice, data, internet, web development/hosting, email hosting services and leased lines. No data has been published on their website or on any other reliable sources regarding the total number of its subscribers or customers.

10. Wi-tribe Telecoms Inc.

A subsidiary of Liberty Telecoms Holdings, Inc., Wi-tribe Telecoms offers wireless broadband internet service. No data has been published on their website or on any other reliable sources regarding the total number of its subscribers or customers.

Reference: Data are gathered from respective latest press releases of each telco companies' websites.

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Aaron   (04 May 2018 8:49 AM)
Hi! have you heard about http://www.ixs.ph
browse their website.
they offer pure dedicated fiber internet for businesses

Anna   (21 February 2017 6:40 AM)
What is the best fast internet in the philippines?

kimsamuel   (11 May 2016 9:21 AM)
i want to attach our colleges photo on the maps. How to process?

anonymous   (02 November 2015 5:08 PM)
I have Globe as my ISP. There was a service interruption that lasted for nearly 2 MONTHS. That means no internet (no email, no messages, nothing whatsoever) for 2 MONTHS. Now the service is back up but only at a rate of .24mbps or so. I WOULD NOT ADVISE ANYONE TO GET GLOBE AS THEIR ISP.

anonymous   (02 November 2015 5:05 PM)
I have globe as my isp. There was a service interruption that lasted for 2 MONTHS. That means no internet for 2 MONTHS. The internet service is working again but only at a rate of .24mbps. I WOULD NOT ADVISE ANYONE TO GET THEIR INTERNET SERVICE FROM GLOBE.

Martin Delgra III   (17 October 2015 9:38 AM)
Would anyone knows the internet account settings -incoming server and outgoing server - of Infocom (info.com.ph) Philippines?

James   (24 September 2015 8:33 AM)
Are there any Satellite Internet Service Providers in the Philippines?

ams   (10 June 2015 12:01 PM)
PT&T is the best provider when in comes to price and after sales service.

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Mark Abraham   (25 May 2015 2:43 PM)
for business broadband internet, the best i can recommend is skybroadband of sky cable. for inquiries you can call their agent. 09064899414 they also have a land line 5790937.

Skybroadband   (15 May 2015 11:44 PM)
I have a plan with Skybroadband internet and it sucks! my plan is P999 for 3mbps and at average i only get 1mbps.

athena   (11 May 2015 10:46 AM)
Do you have the list of the best provider of internet in the Philippines?

Anonymous   (09 May 2015 9:29 PM)
This is an utter waste of time, the whole rank is based on consumer base rather on the services, rates and the general feedback of customers. And seriously? Smart Bro is ranked number 1? Pfttt, hahaha. Move here in Korea to experience real internet.

tracy   (05 May 2015 8:27 PM)
Trying to buy internet service for a friend in the Phillipines who is a good one and how do I get it set up. contact site or number Thank you

Anonymous   (05 May 2014 11:31 AM)
If one of the slowest ISPs are on top like Smart and Globe does that mean we only have slow ISPs?

Cherry   (17 February 2014 3:19 PM)
I have just question please hope someone can answer it :(
Just wanted to know on how to contact an agent to apply the net Like PLDT... Just needed it please answer