Internet analytics firm Ookla just released its latest. This is the Speedtest Award Report for the Philippines and it shows that PLDT and Smart have once again emerged as the country’s fastest fixed and mobile networks.
The latest report, which covers Q1-Q2 2019, also shows both PLDT and Smart widening their respective leads over their competitors.
According to the Ookla report, PLDT scored a Speed of 20.44, with top download speeds of 51.36 Mbps and top upload speeds of 54.22 Mbps. The fixed network award is based on 25,169,867 customer-initiated Speedtest nationwide for the same period.
On the other hand, Smart achieved a Speed Score of 17.07, with average download speeds of 19.33 Mbps and average upload speeds of 9.16 Mbps. The mobile award is based on 1,857,286 consumer-initiated tests taken with Speedtest® on LTE-capable devices in the Philippines.
The science used by Ookla is called Speed Score which is a measure that takes into account both upload and download speeds.
These latest figures are improvements from the Q3-Q4 2018 scores when Smart posted a Speed Score of 15.57 and PLDT achieved a speed score of 18.57.
PLDT and Smart have also widened their respective leads over their competitors in terms of Speed Scores. For instance, from a gap of between 7.3 to 9.2 in Q3-Q4 2018, PLDT now leads over its competitors by as much as 8.7 to 10. Smart, on the other hand, widened its lead from 5.5 to 7.
Drilling down, initial data also showed PLDT posting big leads in key cities like Quezon City, Cebu City and Pasig, whereas Smart’s Speed Score more than double that of competition in Quezon City, Makati, and Manila.
In Pasig City, for example, PLDT posted a Speed Score of 21.7, more than 9 points ahead of Globe’s 12.2, while PLDT’s 20.77 Speed Score in Cebu City is double that of Globe’s 10.46 Speed Score in the area.
Meanwhile, Smart’s Speed Scores were consistently more than double that of Globe’s in Quezon City, Makati and Manila, for instance.