PLDT and Smart, the leading broadband and mobile service providers in the Philippines, have been recognized by Ookla, the global leader in internet testing and analysis, for their outstanding performance and quality of service.
Ookla presented the awards to PLDT Chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan and PLDT and Smart President and CEO Alfredo S. Panlilio during a courtesy visit on July 13 in the Philippines. Ookla executives Stephen Bye, Tom Opaczyk, and Mohammad Salman also joined the event, along with PLDT Network Head Eric Santiago, FVP and Head of PLDT Home Jeremiah de la Cruz, SVP and Head of Consumer Business Group – Individual Francis E. Flores, and FVP and Head of Enterprise and International Business Groups Mitch Locsin.
Smart earned the Speedtest Award for the Best Mobile Network in the Philippines for Q1-Q2 2023, marking its third consecutive win after being named the Best Mobile Network for Q1-Q2 2022 and Q3-Q4 2022. This award is based on two key metrics: Fastest Mobile Network and Best Mobile Coverage.
PLDT also received the Speedtest Award for Fastest Fixed Network in the Philippines for Q1-Q2 2023, making it the fifth year in a row that PLDT has won this award.
“True to our Purpose at PLDT Group, I am proud of how we can evolve with our customers’ increasingly digital lifestyles and enable meaningful connections – as attested by our awards from Ookla. As the driving force behind these recognitions, our Fixed, Mobile, and Enterprise customers can rest assured that they can count on us to continuously provide them with the best network possible,” said Panlilio.
“We extend our sincere congratulations to PLDT for their remarkable 5-year streak of winning the Speedtest Award for Fastest Fixed Network, and to Smart for their outstanding achievement of winning the Speedtest Award for Best Mobile Network three times in a row,” said Bye. “These notable victories demonstrate both companies’ unwavering commitment to improving connectivity in the market and providing consumers with the best internet experience. This recognition reaffirms their industry leadership and dedication to improving the future of connectivity in the Philippines.”
These awards reflect PLDT and Smart’s ongoing efforts to improve their integrated fixed and wireless networks, which are part of their multi-year transformation program that aims to enhance customer experience and support digital lifestyles.