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Smart leads Philippines in 5G coverage and availability — Opensignal

Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) has been recognized by independent analytics firm Opensignal for delivering the best 5G Coverage and 5G Availability in the Philippines.

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According to Opensignal’s latest Mobile Network Experience Report, covering July to September 2023, Smart excelled in five key categories: 5G Availability, 5G Coverage, 5G Download Speed, 5G Upload Speed, and Overall Download Speed.

Sam Fenwick, Opensignal Principal Analyst, also noted, “Smart remains unbeaten on 5G Availability,” underscoring Smart’s consistent performance in this aspect since Opensignal’s initial report on the Filipino 5G landscape in October 2021.

Commitment to Customer Experience

Alex O. Caeg, Head of Smart Consumer Wireless Business, expressed pride in the recognition, emphasizing Smart’s dedication to providing Filipinos with the best mobile experience possible.

Meanwhile, Kristine A. Go, SVP for Consumer Wireless Business at Smart, highlighted the network’s readiness to leverage the transformative benefits of 5G as its adoption grows among Filipinos.

Widest 5G Coverage

Smart’s extensive 5G Coverage and Availability also empower customers to enjoy seamless connectivity for various activities, including sharing travel experiences, attending events, gaming, and conducting online businesses.

Supporting Connectivity Everywhere

Meanwhile, Eric S. Santiago, FVP for Network at PLDT and Smart, highlighted Smart’s achievement in securing the 5G Coverage Experience award. This reflects the network’s reach across residential, commercial, and travel destinations.

Enabling Connectivity for All

Smart’s network prowess is backed by the PLDT Group’s integrated fixed and wireless infrastructure, covering 97% of the population. This network synergy supports national digitalization efforts and aligns with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, particularly on Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure.

Ciara Alarcon
Ciara Alarcon
With a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism degree, Ciara started her career in tech, covering local & international events, reviewing the latest gadgets, writing tech lifestyle updates, and more.


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