Smart continues to lead with the most number of mobile data users in the Philippines amid a string of fastest mobile network awards.
Smart’s mobile data users increased to 39.5 million by the end of June 2021, up by 6.1 million or 18 percent compared to the same period last year. In comparison, Globe ended June with 38.6 million mobile data users.
Moreover, Smart’s mobile data revenues also grew by 12 percent to PhP35 billion for the first half of 2021 when compared to the same period last year, ahead of the competition’s 7 percent growth over the same period.
Since the start of the pandemic-related lockdowns in Q1 of 2020, total mobile data traffic on Smart’s network has also reached a totalof 4,460 petabytes, ahead of the competition for the same period.
Mobile network of choice of data users
Smart’s sustained growth makes it the network of choice for most Filipino mobile data users, a distinction that coincides with a series of awards from third-party firms like Ookla and Opensignal citing Smart as the country’s fastest mobile data network.
String of fastest mobile network awards
Ookla recently cited Smart as the country’s fastest mobile data network for the fourth consecutive year based on its analysis of tests taken with Speedtest covering the first half of 2021. Ookla’s latest report also cited Smart as PH’s fastest 5G network over the same period.
A recent evaluation by Ookla revealed that Samsung and Apple users in PH can expect their devices to perform at their fastest on the Smart network, based on Ookla’s analysis of Speedtest Intelligence data for Q2 2021.
On the other hand, Smart scored a rare sweep in the April 2021 Philippines Mobile Network Experience Awards by OpenSignal, beating the competition across all metrics in three essential aspects of service, including Coverage (4G Coverage Experience, 4G Availability). Speed (Download and Upload Speed), and Experience (Games, Video, and Voice App).
As of end-June 2021, Smart had increased the number of its base stations to over 68,500, an increase of 16 percent compared to end-2020. This includes mode than 4,500 LTE base stations deployed in the first half of the year alone.
Smart’s 5G network has also been fired up in over 4,000 sites nationwide making it the country’s first, fastest, and widest 5G network.