Local telcos get Ookla’s nod

Ookla has awarded Smart Communications Inc., PLDT Inc., and Converge ICT Solutions Inc. with separate laurels for coverage, speed, and customer rating, respectively.

In its latest Speedtest Awards, Ookla said Smart has the best network coverage for the first half of 2022, achieving a coverage score of 794, beating competitors Globe Telecom Inc.’s 732 points, and Dito Telecommunity Corp.’s 363 points.

The Coverage Score captures both the number of locations in which an operator offers service and the quality of service in each location. Ookla added that of the scans from Smart subscribers, a total of 99 percent had general service, while 90.8 percent had 4G service.

“This new citation not only reinforces Smart’s network superiority but also reflects our strong commitment to continuously improve our network so we can deliver a world-class mobile experience to our customers,” said Francis E. Flores, SVP and Head of Consumer Business Group z Individual.

He added: “Having the Best Mobile Coverage means our subscribers nationwide can truly rely on Smart to connect online and achieve more in our fast-paced, hyperconnected world—whether for work, school, e-commerce, social media, or entertainment.”

Ookla also proclaimed PLDT as the winner for its Fastest Fixed Network Award for the first half of 2022. To win this award, PLDT achieved a Speed Score of 77.91, with top download speeds of 210.83 Mbps and top upload speeds of 234.21 Mbps.

Converge trailed behind at 68.91 points, followed by Globe at 43.39 points, and Sky Broadband, 39 points.

Lastly, Converge was named as the Top-Rated Fixed Network provider in Ookla’s latest report. It garnered a score of 3.5 points. Globe came in second at 3.4 points, PLDT at 3 points, and Sky at 2.8 points.

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