Smart Cited as Fastest Mobile Network for Q1 2023

Smart Cited as Fastest Mobile Network for Q1 2023

Smart continues to leverage its prestige as the Philippines’ best mobile network by being the fastest for the first quarter of 2023 according to Ookla’s Q1 2023 report. According to its latest report, Smart was able to deliver a median download speed of 33.39Mbps–while its closest competitor delivered 22.29Mbps. That’s a difference of more than 10Mbps in median download speeds.

The latest results from Ookla further strengthen Smart’s position as the first and only Philippine mobile operator to win Ookla’s Best Mobile Network Award for the entire 2022. To get this award, Smart won both the Fastest Mobile Network and Best Mobile Coverage awards within the same reporting periods of Ookla.

“Smart’s best mobile network puts us in the best position to provide the best customer experience and empower Filipinos to truly live more today,” Smart SVP and Head of Consumer Business Group Francis Flores said.“At the heart of our network leadership is our obsession with providing Filipinos the best customer experience.”

Smart has the fastest mobile network in Metro Manila, Cebu City, and Davao Region, as well as other key cities and provinces that include Abra, Agusan del Norte, Aklan Albay, Bataan, Batangas, Benguet, Biliran, Bohol, Bulacan, Bukidnon, Cagayan Valley, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, Cavite, Davao del Sur, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, Iloilo, Isabela, La Union, Laguna, Leyte, Marinduque, Mountain Province, Negros Occidental, Nueva Ecija, Oriental Mindoro, Palawan, Pampanga, Pangasinan, Quezon, Rizal, Romblon, South Cotabato, Tarlac, Zambales, and Zamboanga del Sur.

Smart’s 3G, 4G/LTE, and 5G network covers 97 percent of the country’s population, with approximately 76,500 base stations that consist of more than 7,200 5G base stations and close to about 38,800 LTE base stations.

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