PLDT wireless subsidiary Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) delivers the top quality video experience across the Philippines in 18 regions and provinces, based on the latest independent report from mobile analytics company Opensignal.
The * Philippines Mobile Network Experience Report September 2019, which covered the period May 1 to July 29, 2019 and independently analyzed over 533 million measurements from over 190,000 devices, found that Smart won in four categories—Video Experience, Download Speed Experience, Upload Speed Experience and Latency Experience—and scored a draw in 4G Availability.
Smart’s Video Experience score was 47.6.
“Smart’s Video Experience score of 47.6 out of 100 places it comfortably in our Fair ranking bracket (40-55), which means its users may be able to watch videos with reasonable load times and minimal stalling at low resolutions,” Peter Boyland, Opensignal senior analyst, wrote.
In terms of overall Download Speed Experience, which factors in both 3G and 4G download speeds along with the availability of each technology, Smart posted 9.4 Mbps. In terms of 4G Download Speed alone, Smart scored 12.7 Mbps.
In terms of overall Upload Speed Experience, Smart measured at 3.3 Mbps.
In terms of Latency Experience, which is measured in milliseconds and refers to the delay users experience as data makes a round trip through the network, Smart also scored 61.9ms. When measuring Latency Experience, a lower number is better.
The latest Opensignal report also includes data from 19 regions and provinces across the Philippines – Aklan, Batangas, Benguet, Bulacan, Cavite, Cebu, Davao del Sur, Iloilo, Laguna, Metro Manila, Misamis Oriental, Negros Occidental, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Pangasinan, Quezon, Rizal, South Cotabato and Tarlac.
Smart scored top in Video Experience in 18 provinces, by 29.4 points and 21.4 points in Nueva Ecija and Metro Manila, respectively.
Smart scored high in Download Speed Experience: in Metro Manila, Pangasinan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Tarlac, Batangas, Quezon, Cebu, Iloilo, Misamis Oriental and South Cotabato, while in terms of Upload Speed Experience, Smart scored high in 18 provinces.