Smart is still the Philippines’ Fastest and Best Mobile Network, according to the latest report by Ookla, the global leader in mobile and broadband network intelligence.
After becoming the first and only Philippine mobile operator to win Ookla’s Best Mobile Network award for Q1-Q2 2022 reporting period, Smart has set another recording for clinching the award in the firm’s report covering Q3-Q4 2022.
In order to achieve this, Smart has won both the Fastest Mobile Network and Best Mobile Coverage awards within the same reporting periods.
Emmanuel C. Lorenzana, PLDT’s Chief Transformation & Customer Advisor, expresses his gratitude to their customers and the Smart team for their continued support and dedication. The company is committed to providing high-quality services to its subscribers and is continuously working to improve their digital lifestyles and foster meaningful connections.
Ookla’s latest report shows Smart being the ‘Fastest Mobile Network’ with a Speed Score of 62.3, while its closest competitor posted 36.36.
To win this category, Smart also posted median download and upload speeds of 31.04 Mbps and 6.8 Mbps, respectively, while its closest competitor posted 20.22 Mbps and 5.13 Mbps
The Philippines’ Widest LTE Coverage
Smart also dominated the ‘Best Mobile Coverage’ with a Coverage score of 795, surpassing its closest rival’s score of 757. The Coverage Score captures both the number of locations in which an operator offers service and the quality of service in each location. This is a testament to Smart’s extensive network coverage, which covers about 97% of the population with 3G, LTE, and 5G, supported by the country’s most extensive fiber network that spanned more than 1.09 million kilometers in international and domestic fiber as of September.
Elite designation for operators around the world
Ookla’s report also showed Smart outpacing its competitors in key cities across the country, being the fastest Mobile Network in Quezon City, Cebu City, and Davao City. The Speedtest Awards, presented by Ookla, are an elite designation reserved for the fastest and top-performing fixed broadband and mobile operators around the world. Smart’s recognition as the Fastest Mobile Network, Best Coverage, and the Best Mobile Network in the Philippines is a testament to its exceptional performance in Q3-Q4 2022 based on Ookla’s rigorous analysis of consumer-initiated tests taken with Speedtest.
Underpinning Smart’s level of performance is PLDT and Smart’s integrated fixed and wireless networks. As of end-September, Smart had deployed 77,200 base stations nationwide, including 7,300 5G base stations and close to 40,000 4G/LTE base stations. This indicates the extent of the company’s dedication to providing its customers with high-quality services and improving their digital lifestyles.
To continue enjoying Smart’s fastest speeds and widest coverage, subscribers are encouraged to register their SIMs, in line with the newly enacted SIM Registration Law. Apart from launching its online portal, Smart has also ramped up its rollout of assisted SIM Registration booths and touchpoints across the country, including in government-identified remote areas.
For more information about SIM Registration, click here is you are a Smart subscriber, and here if you’re a TNT subscriber.
Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.