Most available: Smart still has the best mobile coverage in PH, says Ookla

PLDT’s mobile arm Smart Communications Inc. delivers the best mobile coverage in the Philippines according to the latest independent report by Ookla

Based on user-generated tests and scans in 2.3 million devices across 671,510 locations in the country, Ookla declared Smart as winner of the Best Mobile Coverage category for the first quarter to second quarter of 2022.

Of the scans from Smart subscribers, a total of 99 percent had general service, while 90.8 percent had 4G service.

Smart achieved a coverage score of 794, surpassing its closest competitor’s coverage score of 732.

Coverage score captures both the number of locations in which an operator offers service (its footprint) and the quality of service in each location.

“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 Flores, SVP and head of consumer business group –individual at Smart.

“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,” he added.

As of March, Smart increased its base stations to 76,600 which include around 7,300 5G base stations, to support the constant growth of mobile data traffic in the country.

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