As a retort to the claim of Globe Telecom that it is now the top mobile service provider in the country, telco giant PLDT has asserted that its mobile subsidiary Smart Communications continues to be the top mobile service provider in the Philippines, in terms of subscriber base and revenues.
“As of end-2014, Smart led the market in subscriber base, with over 56.4 million subscribers in its prepaid, postpaid, and broadband services. Smart is also number one in terms of revenues, posting P92.0 billion, about 18 percent higher than the competition,” it said in a statement on Tuesday, April 7.
PLDT pointed out that Smart, together with its other wireless unit Sun Cellular, dominate the industry in terms of both subscriber base and revenues.
Smart and Sun combined has the largest subscriber base, with 72.8 million subscribers, the company argued.
“The two wireless units also posted combined revenues of P114.5 billion as of end-2014, about 47-percent higher than the competition, clearly giving the PLDT wireless group the strong and undisputed number one position in the mobile industry,” it said.