Smart Communications Inc. said Friday it remained the fastest mobile network for Apple, Samsung and Android devices in the third quarter based on the latest figures by Ookla, the global leader in internet testing and analytics.
Ookla’s analysis of Speedtest Intelligence data for third quarter showed that Android, Apple and Samsung users in the Philippines experienced between 35 percent to 75 percent 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. 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,” said Smart senior vice president and head of consumer wireless business-individual Francis Flores.
“The latest Ookla figures reaffirm Smart as the Philippines’ superior mobile network, which puts us in the best position to empower Filipinos to live more in an increasingly digital age,” he said.
Ookla figures show that Android devices performed 59 percent faster on the Smart network (all technologies), and up to 35 percent faster on Smart LTE—compared to the next top competitor network.
Apple devices were 75 percent faster on the Smart network (all technologies), 57 percent faster on Smart 5G and 56 percent faster on Smart 4G/LTE. Meanwhile, iPhones recorded speeds that were 75 percent faster on the Smart network (all technologies), 57 percent faster on Smart 5G and 4G/LTE.
Samsung devices were 69 percent faster on the Smart network (all technologies), 58 percent faster on Smart 4G/LTE and 45 percent faster on Smart 5G.