Network provider PLDT’s wireless arm Smart Communications Inc. (Smart) was cited by mobile and broadband network intelligence firm Ookla for delivering the “Best Mobile Coverage in the Philippines.”
Based on user-generated tests and scans in 2.3 million devices across 671,510 locations in the country, Ookla declared Smart as the winner of the Best Mobile Coverage category for the first and second quarters (Q1-Q2) of 2022 after it achieved a Coverage Score of 794, surpassing its closest competitor’s Coverage Score of 732.
The Coverage Score captures both the number of locations in which an operator offers service (its footprint) and the quality of service in each location, explained Ookla in its report.
Ookla added that of the scans from Smart subscribers, a total of 99% had general service, while 90.8% had 4G Service.
“This new citation not only reinforces Smart’s network superiority but also reflects our strong commitment to continuously improve our network so we can deliver a world-class mobile experience to our customers,” said Francis Flores, SVP and head of Consumer Business Group – Individual. “Having the Best Mobile Coverage means our subscribers nationwide can truly rely on Smart to connect online and achieve more in our fast-paced, hyperconnected world – whether for work, school, e-commerce, social media, or entertainment.”
Prior to earning the Best Mobile Coverage citation from Ookla, Smart also dominated the April 2022 Mobile Network Experience Report by independent mobile analytics firm Opensignal, covering the essential aspects of service, especially speed and experience