Ookla: Smart is the Philippines’ Fastest Mobile Network in Q1 2023

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Smart has once again been recognized as the Philippines’ Best Mobile Network for the first quarter of 2023, according to the latest Speedtest Global Index report by Ookla. The report reveals that Smart has delivered the country’s fastest median download speed of 33.39 Mbps, beating its closest competitor with a median download speed of 22.29 Mbps.

This marks another significant milestone for Smart, as it is the only Philippine mobile operator to have won the Best Mobile Network Award for Q1-Q2 2022 and Q3-Q4 2022 from Ookla. Smart clinched both Fastest Mobile Network and Best Mobile Coverage awards in the same reporting periods.

“Smart’s best mobile network puts us in the best position to provide the best customer experience and empower Filipinos to truly live more today.”

– Francis E. Flores, SVP and Head of Consumer Business Group – Individual at Smart

He also added that Smart’s fastest speeds and widest coverage enable customers to make the most of their moments, from sharing updates with family and friends on social media to playing bandwidth-heavy games without lag.

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In addition, Smart’s network has been consistently ranked as fastest mobile network in Metro Manila, Cebu City, Davao Region, and other key cities and provinces, according to Ookla’s latest country report. Smart’s 3G, 4G/LTE and 5G network covers 97 percent of the country’s population, with over 76,500 base stations, including more than 7,200 5G base stations and close to about 38,800 LTE base stations.

Smart: Aligned with UN Sustainable Development Goals

Smart’s commitment to continuously improving its mobile network aligns with PLDT Group’s initiatives to support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG), particularly SDG No. 9 – Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure.

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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.

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