Most Filipinos now heavily rely on digital connectivity, as the digital landscape rapidly evolved with the rise of hybrid work and blended learning.
With this, users require top-notch speed to meet demands both in the professional and leisure settings.
Ookla®, the global leader in internet testing and analytics, said PLDT mobile services arm Smart remains as the fastest mobile network for Apple, Samsung, and Android devices.
Based on Ookla's analysis of Speedtest Intelligence® data for the third quarter of 2022*, Android, Apple, and Samsung users in the Philippines experienced between 35% to 75% faster speeds while connected to Smart – whether 5G, LTE, and across all network technologies.
Ookla figures show that Android devices performed 59% faster on the Smart network (all technologies), and up to 35% faster on Smart LTE.
On the other hand, Apple devices were 75% faster on the Smart network (all technologies), 57% faster on Smart 5G, and 56% faster on Smart 4G/LTE. Meanwhile, iPhones recorded speeds that were 75% faster on the Smart network (all technologies), 57% faster on Smart 5G and 4G/LTE.
Samsung devices were 69% faster on the Smart network (all technologies), 58% faster on Smart 4G/LTE, and 45% faster on Smart 5G.
"Speed has always been the key metric of customer experience especially now that all urban areas in the country have mobile coverage," said Francis E. Flores, SVP and Head of Consumer Wireless Business-Individual at Smart. "Having the fastest speeds gives Smart subscribers the best customer experience and game-changing advantage as they go about their work or school, grow their business, or enjoy their daily dose of entertainment."
Smart was previously recognized as the Philippines' Best Mobile Network, based on analysis by Ookla® of Speedtest Intelligence® data for Speed and Coverage data in the Philippines Q1-Q2 2022.
As of June 2022, Smart had around 77,100 total base stations nationwide, including around 7,300 5G base stations, to support the growing mobile data needs of 3G, 4G/LTE and 5G customers from Batanes to Tawi-Tawi.
Smart said non-subscribers may switch without changing their number through Mobile Number Portability, a service that may be conveniently booked online, and at Smart Stores nationwide.
*Based on analysis by Ookla® of Speedtest Intelligence® data on median download speeds (5G and all technology) for Apple, Samsung, Android devices and iPhones in the Philippines for Q3 2022. Ookla trademarks used under license and reprinted with permission.
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