Smart is the fastest mobile network for Android, Apple, and Samsung devices – Ookla Q3 report 

Smart is 75% faster than the next mobile provider.

[Oct. 20, 2022] In an increasingly digital world where speed has become a key measure of customer experience, Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart), PLDT’s mobile services division, remains the fastest mobile network for Apple, Samsung and Android devices, according to the latest data from Ookla®. A global leader in internet testing and analysis.

According to Ookla’s analysis of Speedtest Intelligence® data for Q3 2022*, Android, Apple and Samsung users in the Philippines are 35% to 75% faster when connected to Smart (whether 5G, LTE or all network technologies) % The next top mobile provider.

Smart is the fastest mobile network for Android, Apple and Samsung devices
Smart is the fastest mobile network for Android, Apple and Samsung devices.

Bringing game-changing advantages to customers

“Speed ​​has always been a key metric for measuring customer experience, especially now that all urban areas across the country have mobile coverage. Having the fastest speeds provides Smart users with the best customer experience and a game-changing advantage as they work or While going to school, growing your business, or enjoying everyday entertainment,” said Francis E. Flores, senior vice president and head of Consumer Wireless at Smart Business People.

“The latest Ookla data reaffirms Smart as the preeminent mobile network in the Philippines, which puts us in the best position to enable Filipinos to live more in an increasingly digital age,” he added.

Fastest Speeds on Smart Networks

Ookla data shows that Android devices run 59% faster on the Smart network (all technologies) and 35% faster on Smart LTE compared to the next top competitor network.

Apple devices, on the other hand, were 75% faster on the Smart network (all technologies), 57% faster on Smart 5G, and 56% faster on Smart 4G/LTE. Meanwhile, the iPhone was 75% faster on the Smart network (all technologies) and 57% faster on Smart 5G and 4G/LTE.

Finally, Samsung devices were 69% faster on Smart network (all technologies), 58% faster on Smart 4G/LTE, and 45% faster on Smart 5G.

Really rely on the best mobile network in the Philippines

The latest Ookla figures come on the heels of Smart’s landmark recognition of Best Mobile Network in the Philippines** – the first and only local mobile operator to receive the Ookla award since the Speedtest Awards™ 2017 began.

To receive this elusive recognition, Smart must top two key Ookla Speedtest award categories in Q1-Q2 2022, namely “Fastest Mobile Network” and “Best Mobile Coverage”. Smart was the “fastest mobile network” with a speed score of 62.22, while its closest competitor scored 32.48. Smart also dominated the “Best Mobile Coverage” category with a coverage of 794, beating its closest competitor with a coverage of 732.

“Declared as the best mobile network in the Philippines means Filipinos can truly rely on Smart for the best user experience – from video calling with family and friends, uploading heavy files at work, taking online courses, sharing on social media Your passion projects, streaming video and music on the go, and more,” says Flores.

As of the end of June 2022, Smart has approximately 77,100 base stations across the country, including approximately 7,300 5G base stations, to support the growing mobile data demands of 3G, 4G/LTE and 5G customers from Bataan to Tawi Tawi.

Non-Smart users can switch through Mobile Number Portability and experience the power of Smart without changing numbers, the service can be conveniently booked via And in smart stores across the country. #

*Based on Ookla analysis® Speed ​​Test Intelligence® Median download speed (5G and all technologies) data for Apple, Samsung, Android devices and iPhones in the Philippines, Q3 2022. Ookla trademarks are used with permission and reproduced with permission.

**Best Mobile Networks based on Ookla® analysis of Philippine Speedtest Intelligence® speed and coverage data for Q1-Q2 2022. Ookla trademarks are used with permission and reproduced with permission.

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