PLDT tops at the Ookla Speedtest Awards. The latest Speedtest Awards for Q1-Q2 2021 shows PLDT achieving the fastest download and upload speeds in Makati, Cebu, and Davao, with an overall speed score of 46.25 for the quarter.
Ookla noted that the telco giant recorded top download and upload speeds of 113.2 Mbps and 136.61 Mbps, respectively. This was culled from data comparing millions of consumer-initiated tests taken on Speedtest platforms. These include speed tests using computer devices connected to a fixed network, as well as over a Wi-Fi connection.
“PLDT’s digital services have greatly contributed to the lives of many Filipinos as we navigate the new normal of working, studying and doing things at home. The Ookla Speedtest Award is a recognition of our unwavering initiatives to provide the best broadband connectivity through our robust expansion and migration of our fixed network to serve more Filipino homes nationwide,” says Butch G. Jimenez, Jr., senior vice president and head of PLDT home business.
“Speedtest Awards, presented by Ookla, are reserved for an elite delegation of network operators that have delivered exceptional internet performance and coverage within a market. It is our pleasure to present PLDT with the award for Fastest Fixed Network in the Philippines. This recognition is testament to their exceptional performance in Q1-Q2 2021 based on Ookla’s rigorous analysis of consumer-initiated tests taken with Speedtest,” said Doug Suttles, Ookla CEO.
Analyzing internet speed data per city, Ookla places the biggest emphasis on a network’s download speeds and median speeds as those represent what most customers experience on a day-to-day basis. Ookla assessed the best network speeds attained across a given network, accounting for tests that are taken on various Speedtest platforms.