Independent mobile analytics firm Opensignal has reported in its April 2020 Mobile Network Experience Report for the Philippines* that mobile services provider Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) provides the Best Video Experience in Iloilo. In its Regional Analysis, Opensignal also reported that Smart delivers the Best 4G/LTE Availability and the Best Upload and Download Speed Experience in the province versus its competition. Opensignal collected over 659 million measurements from 288,492 devices across the Philippines from November 1, 2019, to January 29, 2020, for its independent report.
Fastest in Iloilo. According to Opensignal, Smart provides Best Video Experience in Iloilo with a score of 51.0 versus the competition’s score of 31.6. Smart also delivers the Best Upload Speed Experience in Iloilo with an average of 3.5 Mbps, which is significantly faster than the competitor’s 1.9 Mbps; and the Best Download Speed Experience with an average of 8.9 Mbps, which is also faster than the competition’s 5.7 Mbps. Moreover, Smart provides the Best 4G/LTE availability in Iloilo with a rating of 85.2%, significantly higher than competition’s 72%.
These results reflect the better mobile experience that Smart, TNT, and Sun subscribers enjoy as they browse their favorite websites, connect with family and friends on social media, stream their daily dose of videos and music, and play mobile games, among other online activities.
PH’s Fastest and Widest Mobile Network. On the national level, Opensignal cited Smart for keeping its dominance over competition in terms 4G/LTE Availability, Video Experience, Upload Speed Experience, Download Speed Experience, Voice App Experience, and Games Experience. Smart posted all these service quality improvements even though data traffic on its network has been growing rapidly over the past few years. In 2019, Smart’s mobile traffic jumped to 1.6 Exabytes – twice the volume in 2018 and four times that of 2017.
In 2019, Smart expanded its coverage and capacity further by increasing the number of its 4G/LTE stations by 51% to about 24,600, as well as its 3G base stations by about 19% to 13,800. As of end-December 2019, Smart’s mobile data service coverage reached 94% of the country’s population. This was supported by the expansion of PLDT’s fiber optic footprint by 32% to 322,400 kilometers, the country’s most extensive digital backbone and transport network.
Upgrade to a Smart LTE SIM. Mobile users can experience Smart’s fastest and widest mobile network by switching to a Smart, TNT, or Sun Prepaid 5G-Ready SIM, which is available at partner sari-sari stores, retailers, supermarkets, and convenience stores nationwide. Smart, TNT, and Sun subscribers may also upgrade their Non-LTE SIM without changing their number, using the Smart LTE Upgrade SIM. First time SIM upgraders will enjoy free Instagram, Facebook, TikTok and Twitter, at 1GB per day for 30 days. #
About Opensignal Awards – Philippines: Mobile Network Experience Report April 2020, based on independent analysis of mobile measurements recorded during the period November 1, 2019 – January 29, 2020, © 2020 Opensignal Limited.