PLDT’s wireless unit Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) claimed to continue to be the Philippines’ Fastest and Best Mobile Network Award, citing the latest report by Ookla, the global leader in mobile and broadband network intelligence.
In a statement, the company said they made history as the first and only Philippine mobile operator to win Ookla’s Best Mobile Network award for the Q1-Q2 2022 reporting period, and then set another record for clinching the award in the firm’s report covering Q3-Q4 2022.
To clinch this rare and prestigious citation, Smart won both the Fastest Mobile Network and Best Mobile Coverage awards within the same reporting periods of Ookla.
“These awards continue to inspire us to innovate and deliver leveled-up services to our customers across the country, in our quest to power their increasingly digital lifestyles, foster meaningful connections, and become the telco that our subscribers can truly count on,” Emmanuel Lorenzana, PLDT Chief Transformation & Customer Advisor said.
According to Ookla’s latest report, it showed Smart ahead of competitors in terms of Speed and Coverage Scores.
Smart bagged the ‘Fastest Mobile Network’ with a Speed Score of 62.3, while its closest competitor posted a Speed Score of 36.36.
To win this category, Smart posted a median download speed of 31.04 Mbps and a median upload speed of 6.8 Mbps, while its closest competitors posted a median download speed of 20.22 Mbps and a median upload speed of 5.13 Mbps.
Smart also dominated the ‘Best Mobile Coverage’ category with a Coverage 795, surpassing its closest competitor’s Coverage Score of 757. The Coverage Score captures both the number of locations in which an operator offers service (its footprint) and the quality of service in each location, according to Ookla.
The Fastest Mobile Network award is based on more than 2.9 million user-initiated tests, whereas the Coverage Award is based on over 3.4 million scan counts.
“Speedtest Awards, presented by Ookla, are an elite designation reserved for the fastest and top-performing fixed broadband and mobile operators around the world. It is our pleasure to present Smart with the award for Fastest Mobile Network, Best Coverage which gives Smart a high accolade of Best Mobile Network in the Philippines. This recognition is testament to their exceptional performance in Q3-Q4 2022 based on Ookla’s rigorous analysis of consumer-initiated tests taken with Speedtest,” said Doug Suttles, CEO at Ookla.
CurrentPH News Service