Ookla: Smart is PH’s fastest 5G mobile network

Published January 29, 2022, 6:51 AM

by Emmie V. Abadilla

SMART FASTEST 5G AWARD

Smart Communications Inc. (Smart) is the country’s fastest 5G mobile network, delivering higher speeds for subscribers during the second half of 2021, according to the latest report of Ookla®, the global leader in mobile and broadband network intelligence.

Using 325,396 user-initiated 5G tests, Ookla declared Smart as the winner of its Speedtest AwardsTM for Q3-Q4 2021 with a Speed ScoreTM of 201.95, while its competitor posted a Speed ScoreTM of 116.08.

To bag the award, Smart posted a median download speed of 218.82 Mbps and a median upload speed of 22.46 Mbps, while its closest competitor posted a median download speed of 116.92 Mbps and a median upload speed of 10.81 Mbps.

Ookla also reported Smart’s median latency to be at 14 milliseconds while its closest competitor recorded a median latency of 19 milliseconds.

In its latest report, Ookla also showed huge speed gaps between Smart and its closest competitor in select cities.

In Manila for example, Smart recorded a median download speed of 263.67 Mbps while its closest competitor posted 98.44 Mbps.

Smart also registered a median upload speed of 28.27 Mbps while its closest competitor hit 9.77 Mbps.

In the Visayas, Smart also dominated Cebu City with a median download speed of 214.27 Mbps while its closest competitor recorded 125.93 Mbps.

Smart also led with an upload speed of 19.85 Mbps while its closest competitor clocked 10.34 Mbps.

In Mindanao, Smart led in Cagayan de Oro City with a median download speed of 217.83 Mbps while its closest competitor recorded 143.71 Mbps.

Smart also posted a median upload speed of 21.82 Mbps while its closest competitor posted 12.20 Mbps.

“Speed is the key metric when it comes to network performance and simply providing amazing digital experiences,” says Smart SVP and Head of Wireless Consumer Business Jane J. Basas.

Since it launched its 5G commercial service nationwide in 2020, Smart has deployed around 7,200 5G base stations around the country.

 
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