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Smart is the fastest mobile network in PH for three years in a row — Ookla


Leading internet testing and analysis firm Ookla has hailed Smart Communications Inc. as the fast mobile network in the Philippines for three years straight.

This means that, since 2018, Smart was able to beat its main rival, Globe Telecom, in terms of average download and upload speeds.

The calculation came from customers’ speed testing on their LTE devices using Ookla’s popular SpeedTest mobile app and website.

In a statement, Ookla CEO Douglas Suttles said that the award recognizes its “commitment to delivering fast speeds to their customers across the Philippines.”

Previously, Smart won Ookla’s Speedtest award for having the best speeds for Q3 and Q4 of 2018. Smart, together with its parent company PLDT, was also the leader in the second half of 2020, with the former hailed as the fastest mobile network and the latter taking the fastest fixed network title.

Smart managed to pull a three-peat in Ookla awards after it got a speed score of 24.99 in the Q3 and Q4 of 2020, beating Globe’s score of 15.30. That’s 20.08Mbps (vs. Globe’s 15.30Mbps) in terms of average download speeds and 7.42Mbps (vs. Globe’s 4.11Mbps) upload speeds.


Apart from 4G LTE, Smart Communications is also making advancements in 5G technology, now available in 2,340 locations across the Philippines. To fully advantage of this new technology, the company introduced its Smart Bro 5G Rocket WiFi and 5G for business products for consumer and enterprise customers.


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