Smart Communications remains the country’s fastest 5G mobile network during the second half of 2021, according to the latest report from Ookla.
With 325,396 user-initiated 5G tests, Ookla declared Smart as the winner of its Speedtest AwardsTM for Q3-Q4 2021 with a Speed ScoreTM of 201.95, while its closest competitor posted a Speed ScoreTM of 116.08.
To bag the award, Smart posted a median download speed of 218.82 Mbps and a median upload speed of 22.46 Mbps, while its closest competitor posted a median download speed of 116.92 Mbps and a median upload speed of 10.81 Mbps.
Ookla also reported Smart’s median latency to be at 14 milliseconds while its closest competitor recorded a median latency of 19 milliseconds.
Having won ‘Fastest 5G Mobile Network’ for Q1-Q2 back in August last year, Smart’s latest accomplishment meant it effectively swept the Ookla Speedtest Awards for all award periods of 2021 amid its accelerated 5G rollout and continuous network improvement efforts across the country.
Ookla also showed huge speed gaps between Smart and its closest competitor in select cities.
In Manila, for example, Smart recorded a median download speed of 263.67 Mbps while its closest competitor posted 98.44 Mbps. Smart also registered a median upload speed of 28.27 Mbps while its closest competitor hit 9.77 Mbps.
In the Visayas, Smart is the fastest in Cebu City with a median download speed of 214.27 Mbps while its closest competitor recorded 125.93 Mbps. The telco also led with an upload speed of 19.85 Mbps while its closest competitor clocked 10.34 Mbps.
In Mindanao, Smart led in Cagayan de Oro City with a median download speed of 217.83 Mbps while its closest competitor recorded 143.71 Mbps. Smart also posted a median upload speed of 21.82 Mbps while its closest competitor posted 12.20 Mbps.
Since it launched its 5G commercial service nationwide back in 2020, Smart has deployed around 7,200 5G base stations around the country.
Smart also enables Filipinos to adopt 5G through innovative products and services, such as the Rocket WiFi, the telco’s first 5G Pocket WiFi; and the Smart Bro Prepaid Home WiFi 5G, their first 5G-powered prepaid WiFi service.
Smart also introduced the Unli 5G data offer via the GigaLife App to give subscribers more data and later brought unlimited 5G experience to postpaid customers with its Signature Plans+.