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Internet economy in the Philippines - statistics & facts

The Internet, also known as "Net," is usually defined as a global system of interconnected computer networks that use TCP/IP, which links devices across the globe. It carries a variety of network services like the World Wide Web, including social media, electronic mail, mobile applications, multiplayer online games, Internet telephony, file sharing, and streaming media services. When it was first introduced in 1994 in the Philippines, there was no certainty what future it holds. It began only as a tool for communication between devices, meant to pass data from one user to another. 25 years later, the Internet paved the way to a whole new economy in the Philippines. A staple in every household's expenditure, communication through the use of the Internet is as essential as water and electricity.

Internet usage



The Internet has come a long way, and local consumers in the Philippines use it in their everyday lives. From an individual's perspective, the worldwide web gives them online access to search for global news and information, social networking sites, gaming apps, and allows them to relay messages digitally through instant messaging. For some, it brought digital entrepreneurs an avenue to market their products through E-commerce and a tool to individuals wanting to express themselves through apps such as Youtube, Facebook, and Instagram. Notably, Facebook’s reach over local internet users is greater and more popular compared to other social networking sites.

Digital population



The Philippines‘ internet users stand among the frontline of digital economies, and its number continue to rise over the past decade. The distribution of internet users is more prevalent among people aged 18 to 24. Browsing through social media makes up for most of the time spent by these users on the web despite the lag in internet speed. Consequently, making the country the social networking capital of the world. Due to the population’s considerable exposure on the internet, many users have shown video streaming and online gaming to be one of the top activities online.

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