Globe was pretty far behind
Ookla, the people behind Speedtest.net, have officially crowned PLDT and its wireless subsidiary Smart Communications, Inc. as the fastest fixed and mobile networks for 2018.
The company notes that PLDT’s wired networks managed to achieve a speed score of 18.57, with top download speeds of 52.28 Mbps and top upload speeds of 55.95 Mbps. The fixed network award is based on 27,221,777 customer-initiated Speedtest nationwide for Q3-Q4 2018.
Smart meanwhile, achieved a Speed Score of 15.57, with top download speeds of 17.86 Mbps and top upload speeds of 8.61 Mbps, based on 2,186,540 user-initiated tests taken with Speedtest on LTE-capable devices in the Philippines.
According to Ookla, the second fastest fixed broadband internet provider, Sky, only achieved top (not average) download speeds of 30.42 Mbps, and top upload speeds of 4.80 Mbps. Globe was overall the slowest, proving top download speeds of just 25.82 Mbps, though their upload speeds fare better, at 9.99 Mbps.
On the wireless side of things, GLobe was noticeably behind Smart, and only achieved top download speeds of 11.36 Mbps, and top upload speeds of 6.35 Mbps.