Smart still delivers better 4G speeds in spite of a decrease in download speeds
Both Globe and Smart have been working on improving 4G connectivity in the Philippines, and Opensignal’s latest report shows that Smart is still the better telco provider in spite of Globe catching up on various metrics.
In its September 2019 report, Globe has reached the 75% mark for 4G availability in the Philippines. Smart is very close behind with a 74.3% nationwide 4G coverage.
While Smart offers a better download speed experience than Globe (9.4mbps vs 6.5mbps), Opensignal notes that Smart’s 4G download speed dropped from 13.6mbps to 12.7mbps. Smart is ramping up its efforts on 4G availability in the Philippines, and Opensignal hopes that Smart improves its overall 4G download speeds in the coming months. As for upload experience, Smart offers nearly double the speeds at 3.3mbps compared to Globe. Globe is not slacking behind, as it has improved its download speeds by 1mbps.
Both Smart and Globe have made improvements when it comes to overall latency, with Globe at 3ms behind Smart.
With Mislatel’s DITO Telecommunity expected to launch sometime in 2020, both Smart and Globe will continue improving their services in order to stay competitive.
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