Ookla cites Smart as the Fastest Mobile Network in Q1

Smart's networks cover 97 percent of the country's population.
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Smart Communications maintained its reputation as the Philippines’ Best Mobile Network in the first quarter of 2023, according to a recent report by Ookla. The report revealed that Smart delivered the fastest median download speeds at 33.39 Mbps, surpassing its closest competitor’s speed of 22.29 Mbps.

Smart’s outstanding performance in the latest Speedtest Global Index reinforces its position as the only mobile operator in the Philippines to have won Ookla’s Best Mobile Network Award for Q1-Q2 2022 and Q3-Q4 2022.

Smart clinched this rare citation by winning both the Fastest Mobile Network and Best Mobile Coverage awards within the same reporting periods of Ookla.

Smart’s network leadership is driven by its goal of providing Filipinos with the best customer experience. Ookla’s latest country report shows that Smart is the fastest mobile network in several regions, including Metro Manila, Cebu City, and the Davao Region, as well as in key cities and provinces across the country.

Smart’s 3G, 4G/LTE, and 5G networks cover 97 percent of the country’s population, with approximately 76,500 base stations, including more than 7,200 5G base stations and close to about 38,800 LTE base stations.

Smart’s continuous network improvement is aligned with the PLDT Group’s efforts to anchor initiatives on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG), particularly on SDG No. 9 – Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure. is one of the most active tech sites in the Philippines. We enjoy sharing interesting and relevant stories about the latest trends in technology, developments in mobile phones and social media, and modern digital and geek culture.

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