PLDT, Smart Fastest Fixed and Mobile Internet Services in PH – Ookla - TeknoGadyet

Friday, March 6, 2020

PLDT, Smart Fastest Fixed and Mobile Internet Services in PH – Ookla


Ookla – an Internet testing and analysis firm – has named PLDT and Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) as the fastest fixed and mobile networks in the Philippines in the second half of 2019.

PLDT, Smart Fastest Fixed and Mobile Internet Services in PH – Ookla
PLDT, Smart Fastest Fixed and Mobile Internet Services in PH – Ookla

According to its Q3-Q4 2019 report, Smart was able to reach a Speed Score of 18.13 (up from 15.57 of the same period last 2018) through its average download speeds of 20.42Mbps (up from 17.86Mbps), and average speeds of 9.87Mbps (up from 8.61Mbps). Meanwhile, PLDT got Speed Score of 25.03 (up from 18.57 of the same period last year) with its top download speeds of 62.87Mbps (up from 52.28Mbps), and upload speeds of 80.07Mbps (up from 55.95Mbps).

The result was based on 1,822,401 user-initiated taken with Speedtest on LTE-capable devices in the country, and on 29,505,821 customer-initiated Speedtest on the fixed network.

“With millions of tests taken using Speedtest every day, Ookla has developed a robust and comprehensive view of worldwide internet performance. It is our pleasure to recognize Smart as the Fastest Mobile Network and PLDT as the fastest Fixed Network in the Philippines based on our rigorous analysis. This award is a testament to Smart and PLDT’s exceptional performance, as experienced by their own customers, in Q3 and Q4,” said Jamie Steven, Executive Vice President at Ookla.
“The results of these consumer-initiated tests provide further proof that we are achieving our goal of progressively improving the service quality enjoyed by our customers.  Aside from expanding our coverage, we are enabling our customers to have the best experience enjoying entertainment or learning new skills through online video, playing mobile games, or boosting their businesses through social media and online commerce," said Mario G. Tamayo, PLDT-Smart senior vice president for Network Planning and Engineering.

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Ookla also revealed that Smart were enjoying big leads in key cities including Quezon City, Makati, and Manila, while PLDT was also ahead in Quezon City, Cebu City, and Cagayan de Oro.

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