Ookla: Smart 5G is “nearly twice as fast” as competitor

The recent report released by independent analytics firm Ookla revealed that Smart’s 5G network has a median download speed that’s “nearly twice as fast” as its competitor.

According to the Speedtest Global Index Market and Analyses covering the third quarter of 2021, Smart had a median 5G download speed of 217.03 Mbps, which is faster than the 114.12 Mbps record of Globe.

Ookla’s Speedtest Global Index also identified the mobile operators with the fastest 5G download speeds in selected markets, including United States’ T-Mobile with 135.17 Mbps; Hong Kong’s China Mobile with 191.95 Mbps; Germany’s Telekom with 161.14 Mbps; and Canada’s Bell at 183.39 Mbps.

Also posting much faster median 5G download speeds were Singapore’s Singtel with 248.45 Mbps; Finland’s Telia with 283.34 Mbps; China’s China Telecom with 304.03 Mbps; Spain’s Vodafone with 323.14 Mbps; New Zealand’s Vodafone at 326.44 Mbps; Qatar’s Ooredoo with 373.98 Mbps; and Taiwan’s Chunghwa Telecom with 440.93 Mbps.

“Ookla’s latest report underscores the steady progress we’ve made in rolling out 5G and providing our subscribers with a world-class customer experience in terms of speed and coverage,” said SVP and head of consumer wireless business at Smart, Jane J. Basas.

Smart now has around 800,000 5G users on its network, and has fired up over 4,400 5G sites in more than 4,000 locations in the Philippines.

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