Ookla hails Smart as “most reliable 5G mobile operator” in the Philippines


Based on the latest Ookla’s Speedtest Intelligence data in the 2nd Quarter, Smart Communications ranked with the highest scores in 5G Consistency and 5G Availability.

Specifically, the company reached an 89.78% score for 5G Consistency, significantly higher compared to its primary rival, Globe Telecom’s 78.15%. For Network’s Availability, Smart logged a 14.67% score against Globe’s 11.86%.

Ookla explained that 5G Consistency’s calculation is based on the provider’s users’ percentage that meets minimum download and upload speed. Meanwhile, 5G Availability calculates the rate of which network users spend most of their time on 5G.

“These inspire us to keep getting better and faster so our customers can live the Giga Life and pursue their passions in our increasingly digitized world,” said Jane J. Basas, Smart’s Senior Vice President and Consumer Wireless Business Head.

So far, for the first six months, Ookla also marked Smart as the country’s fastest 5G mobile network. Smart has currently deployed over 4,00 5G sites to more than 3,000 areas nationwide.