PLDT mobile services arm Smart Communications Inc. (Smart) remains the fastest mobile network for Apple, Samsung, and Android devices, according to the latest figures from internet testing and analytics firm Ookla.
Based on Ookla’s analysis of Speedtest Intelligence data for the third quarter (Q3) of 2022, Android, Apple, and Samsung users in the Philippines experienced between 35% and 75% faster speeds while connected to Smart – whether 5G, LTE, and across all network technologies – compared to the next top mobile provider.
“Speed has always been the key metric of customer experience especially now that all urban areas in the country have mobile coverage,” said Francis E. Flores, SVP and head of Consumer Wireless Business-Individual at Smart. “Having the fastest speeds gives Smart subscribers the best customer experience and game-changing advantage as they go about their work or school, grow their business, or enjoy their daily dose of entertainment.”
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Ookla figures show that Android devices performed 59% faster on the Smart network (all technologies), and up to 35% faster on Smart LTE, compared to the next top competitor network.
Apple devices were 75% faster on the Smart network (all technologies), 57% faster on Smart 5G, and 56% faster on Smart 4G/LTE. iPhones recorded speeds that were 75% faster on the Smart network (all technologies), and 57% faster on Smart 5G and 4G/LTE.
Samsung devices were 69% faster on the Smart network (all technologies), 58% faster on Smart 4G/LTE, and 45% faster on Smart 5G.