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PLDT, Smart Nabs Ookla Speed Test Awards

They’re the fastest in the land

Ookla, the company known for their online Speedtest app and website has officially tagged PLDT and Smart as the fastest fixed and mobile network in the Philippines, respectively for Q1 and Q2 of 2018.

According to the company, PLDT managed to achieve an average Speed Score of 17.31, with average download speeds of 22.84 Mbps and average upload speeds of 23.45 Mbps.

Smart meanwhile managed to nab a Speed Score of 14,98, with average download speeds of 17.25 Mbps and average upload speeds of 7.65 Mbps.

Ookla’s Speed Scores are generated using user initiated speed tests on their website during Q1 and Q2. For PLDT, the score was generated by 29,076,090 user-initiated Speedtests nationwide, while Smart’s Speed Test was based on 2,118,464 user-initiated tests.

Second place for fixed average broadband speeds is Sky with 13.47 Mbps, with Smart Bro coming in third at 11.06 Mbps. Globe is fourth, at 10 Mbps.

For wireless broadband, Globe obviously comes in at second, at just 11.11 Mbps average download speed.

You can see Ookla’s testing methodology and full results here.

John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.

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  1. dear unbox.ph team, can you make an article about material vpn? it seems to be legit, but not sure how good or reliable(solid signal, no network interruption, how fast in different locations in metro) or it will only rely on the network we are using since its a vpn. how this became posible thru vpn(accessing internet without directly loading one’s service provider)?

  2. This award is based on numbers that are purely synthetic, look into the real world speeds and you will find Disappointment.

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