PLDT and Smart continue to preserve their lead for overall internet services based on Ookla’s Q1-Q2 2019 report. PLDT led against Sky and Globe for the fastest fixed network award with a score of 20.44, while Smart led against Globe for the fastest mobile network award with a score of 17.07.
The figures are an improvement over the Q3-Q4 2018 scores, where Smart scored 15.57 while PLDT scored 18.57.
A drill down of the figures show that both PLDT and Smart are performing very well against their competitors in Quezon City. PLDT’s Speed Scores is almost double against Globe in Cebu City and Pasig City, while Smart’s speed scores dominate against Globe in Makati City and Manila City.
“Our network investments have considerably improved customer experience so that they can now watch videos without buffering, update their social media accounts, or easily check their email and open attachments while on-the-go,” Mario G. Tamayo, PLDT and Smart senior vice president for Network Planning and Engineering Mario Tamayo said. “We continue to build and expand our fiber and LTE network to meet those needs.”
Both Smart and PLDT continue to pour in resources in improving and expanding integrated fixed and wireless networks with Smart ramping up its LTE and LTE-A rollout and PLDT expanding its fiber coverage.