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PLDT And Smart Are PH’s Fastest Networks in 2018, According to Ookla

Globe was pretty far behind

Ookla, the people behind Speedtest.net, have officially crowned PLDT and its wireless subsidiary Smart Communications, Inc. as the fastest fixed and mobile networks for 2018.

The company notes that PLDT’s wired networks managed to achieve 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 Q3-Q4 2018.

Smart meanwhile, achieved a Speed Score of 15.57, with top download speeds of 17.86 Mbps and top upload speeds of 8.61 Mbps, based on 2,186,540 user-initiated tests taken with Speedtest on LTE-capable devices in the Philippines.

According to Ookla, the second fastest fixed broadband internet provider, Sky, only achieved top (not average) download speeds of 30.42 Mbps, and top upload speeds of 4.80 Mbps. Globe was overall the slowest, proving top download speeds of just 25.82 Mbps, though their upload speeds fare better, at 9.99 Mbps.

On the wireless side of things, GLobe was noticeably behind Smart, and only achieved top download speeds of 11.36 Mbps, and top upload speeds of 6.35 Mbps.

Source: Ookla

John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.

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2 Comments

  1. I agree with these report, im using globe wireless lte for more than 2 years in cavite , im lucky if i could get at least 2mbps the on peak hours. Goodluck in browsing fb, while your 2 kids are browsing streaming videos and your wife downloading her favorite kdrama. The only choice is to wait until everbody as sleep. While my parents in Paranaque are watching netflix , my brother playing online games and downloading torrent, 2 of their nieghbor, piggyback on the connection, on a steady connection of 20 mbps using Pldt viber. Btw PLDT and Globe refuse to change our connection, unless all of the homeowners would change theirs.

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