According to the most recent independent analysis by Ookla, the world’s foremost authority on mobile and broadband network intelligence, the mobile services subsidiary of PLDT known as Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) has the best coverage in the Philippines for mobile devices.
Ookla proclaimed Smart the winner of the Best Mobile Coverage category for Q1-Q2 2022 after the company achieved a Coverage Score of 794, which was higher than the Coverage Score of its closest competitor, which was 732. These results were based on user-generated tests and scans that were performed on 2.3 million devices across 671,510 locations in the country.
According to the information provided by Ookla in its study, the Coverage Score takes into account not only the number of places in which an operator delivers service (its footprint), but also the quality of service provided in each area.
According to Ookla, of the scans that came from Smart customers, 99 percent of them had general service and 90.8% of them had 4G service.
“This new citation not only reinforces Smart’s network superiority but also reflects our strong commitment to continuously improve our network so we can deliver a world-class mobile experience to our customers,” said Francis E. Flores, SVP and Head of Consumer Business Group – Individual.
“Having the Best Mobile Coverage means our subscribers nationwide can truly rely on Smart to connect online and achieve more in our fast-paced, hyperconnected world – whether for work, school, e-commerce, social media, or entertainment,” he added.