Current Events July 17, 2023
Smart Communications, Inc. is once again hailed as the Philippines’ Fastest and Best Mobile Network in the Philippines for the third consecutive reporting period of Ookla, an internationally recognized leader in network measurement and connectivity intelligence.
According to Ookla’s latest analysis for Q1-Q2 2023, Smart continued to deliver the fastest mobile speeds and best mobile coverage to customers, clinching the “Best Mobile Network” award, a prestigious distinction for mobile operators around the world.
Smart initially made history by becoming the first and only mobile operator in the Philippines to receive Ookla’s recognition as the “Best Mobile Network” during Q1-Q2 2022. Smart then continued its success in Q3-Q4 2022, and most recently in Q1-Q2 2023.
Smart has always been dedicated to enhancing connectivity in the country and ensuring consumers receive the best internet experience. Smart continuously aims to evolve with its customers’ increasingly digital lifestyles as well as continue to enable meaningful connections. This dedication has led Smart to be recognized by Ookla and achieve the Speedtest Award for Best Network for the third time in a row.
Ookla’s latest report showed Smart’s superiority in terms of Speed and Coverage Scores.
Smart emerged as the ‘Fastest Mobile Network’ with a Speed Score of 64.25, while its closest competitor posted a Speed Score of 39.04
To arrive at this Speed Score, Smart posted a median download speed of 34.08 Mbps and a median upload speed of 7.34 Mbps. On the other hand, its closest competitor posted a median download speed of 22.52 Mbps and a median upload speed of 5.38 Mbps.
Smart also led in the “Best Mobile Coverage” category with a Coverage Score of 786, edging out its closest competitor’s Coverage Score of 769. The Coverage Score captures both the number of locations in which an operator offers service and the quality of service in each location, according to Ookla.
The ”Fastest Mobile Network” award is based on more than 2.4 million user-initiated tests, whereas the Coverage Award is based on over 3.7 million scan counts.
Smart boasts of its consistently superior mobile network as the backbone of cutting-edge mobile innovations that empower customers to live and experience more. Customers can rely on Smart to continuously improve its network and offer an unparalleled mobile experience as they pursue their passions and make the most of the moments that matter to them
Powered by Smart’s fastest speeds and widest coverage, subscribers can easily share memorable moments with their loved ones on social media in real time or via crystal-clear video calls. Subscribers can also achieve more in their career or passion – from sending huge files and presentations in an instant, promoting their business online, attending virtual meetings and classes, to streaming their favorite shows and playing high-bandwidth mobile games on the go.
Underpinning Smart’s mobile network performance are PLDT and Smart’s integrated fixed and wireless networks. As of end-March 2023, PLDT had expanded its total fiber footprint to over 1.1 million kilometers, consisting of over 231,000 kilometers of international fiber and over 874,000 kilometers of domestic fiber. This fiber infrastructure also supports Smart’s 2G, 3G, 4G/LTE, and 5G networks, which cover 97 percent of the country’s population as of end-March 2023.
To continue enjoying Smart’s fastest speeds and the widest coverage, subscribers are encouraged to register their SIMs at the Smart SIM Registration Portal, in line with the newly enacted SIM Registration Law.