PLDT Inc. and wireless subsidiary Smart Communications Inc. recorded the fastest fixed and mobile networks in 2018 in the Philippines, according to Ookla, the global leader in internet testing and analysis.
Ookla said in its latest report covering third and fourth quarters that Smart achieved a speed score TM of 15.57, with average download speeds of 17.86 Mbps and average upload speeds of 8.61 Mbps, based on 2,186,540 user-initiated tests taken with Speedtest on LTE-capable devices in the Philippines.
PLDT achieved 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 the same period.
The Speed Score is a measure that takes into account both upload and download speeds.
“We are pleased to award Smart with the award for Fastest Mobile Network and PLDT for the award for Fastest Fixed Network in the Philippines. This recognition is a testament to their exceptional performance in the third quarter to the fourth quarter based on Ookla’s rigorous analysis of consumer-initiated tests taken with Speedtest,” said Jamie Steven, executive vice president at Ookla.