PH Notches ‘Impressive Improvements’ in 4G Availability, Download Speeds - OpenSignal - TeknoGadyet

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

PH Notches ‘Impressive Improvements’ in 4G Availability, Download Speeds - OpenSignal


Smart Communications, Inc. is acknowledged by OpenSignal for having the Philippines’ fastest LTE network, as it dominated the country's network providers in terms of 4G overall download speed, and 4G availability according to its recent report.

PH Notches ‘Impressive Improvements’ in 4G Availability, Download Speeds - Opensignal
PH Notches ‘Impressive Improvements’ in 4G Availability, Download Speeds - OpenSignal

For the tenth time, OpenSignal cited that Smart LTE speeds outperformed its rival with average download speeds of 9.8Mbps and 9.0Mbps for Q1 and Q2 of 2020 compared to its competition’s 7.6Mbps and 7.0Mbps, respectively.

“Our users in the Philippines have also seen at least 10 consecutive quarters of improvement in the proportion of time that they spend connected to 4G,” Opensignal said.
“The results of these speed tests over the past several years show the impact of our sustained network investments, particularly in LTE, in delivering progressively better internet services to our customers.  We are continuing that investment effort as we further expand thereach of our LTE service and as we start rolling out 5G,” said Alfredo S. Panlilio, Smart President and CEO and PLDT Chief Revenue Officer.
“Despite the challenges of the pandemic, we have continued our network expansion program, which includes steadily extending the reach and increasing capacity of our 4G/LTE network. We have done this by combining the roll out of our physical installations with software systems upgrades that can be done remotely. Moreover, we have also been able to ramp-up our network activities as our operations adjust to the 'new normal',” said Mario G. Tamayo, PLDT-Smart Senior Vice President for Network Planning and Engineering.

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Smart is also leading in terms of 4G availability across the country with about 86.9%, of 6 points higher than Globe's 80.9%. This is already the fourth consecutive quarters, from Q3 2019 to Q2 2020, that PLDT wireless subsidiary leads in this category.

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