Ookla report: Smart fastest mobile network but Globe most consistent

Network intelligence company Ookla has released its “Q4 Internet Performance Report” on the state of the Philippines’ mobile networks using its Speedtest Server Network.

According to Ookla, its Speedtest Intelligence application revealed that among top mobile operators in the Philippines in the fourth quarter of 2022, Smart delivered the fastest median download speed at 32.16 Mbps. This is followed by Globe with 12.30 Mbps, and DITO at 17.66 Mbps.

In terms of consistency, Ookla bared that Globe had the highest consistency in the Philippines during Q4 2022, with 83.1% of results showing at least a 5 Mbps minimum download speed and 1 Mbps minimum upload speed. This is followed by Smart at 80.8%, and DITO at 72.6%.

Ookla also said its mobile multi-server latency results in Q4 2022 showed that among top providers, Smart registered the lowest median multi-server latency in the Philippines at 47 ms., DITO at 48 ms., and Globe at 56 ms.

In terms of devices, Ookla said an analysis of performance on some of the fastest phones in the Philippines found that there was no statistical winner during Q4 2022.

However, Ookla said it examined the combined performance of major cell phone manufacturers and found that devices from Apple had the fastest median download speed in the Philippines during Q4 2022 at 44.84 Mbps. This is followed by Samsung (30.30Mbps), Xiaomi (27.55 Mbps), Huawei (18.19 Mbps), and Realme (16.19 Mbps).

“We care deeply about providing data and analyses that are meaningful, accurate, and statistically sound so that consumers and businesses can trust the information they’re receiving. We’ve been doing this for over 15 years. Every day, millions of people use Speedtest, our flagship product, to better understand the performance and quality of their internet connections because it is the most reliable tool for measuring internet performance and providing network diagnostics,” Ookla said.

The company said each test taken with Speedtest uses the Speedtest Server Network, a global network of high-performance servers, ready to test the maximum sustained throughput of the user’s connection (download and upload speeds) and to report back on key network health metrics.

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