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PH sees improved mobile internet speed, overtakes Indonesia




Smart Communications stated that the mobile internet speed in the Philippines has improved during Q4 of last year as compared to the third quarter of 2016, Inquirer reports.

This comes from the Asia Network Quality Report of J.P. Morgan Securities where LTE download speeds reached 8.24 Mbps from the 7.27 megabits per second of the previous quarter. Although, the source made it clear that this is just for the mobile speed and not for coverage and reliability.

The report from crowd-sourced data gathered by OpenSignal puts the Philippines ahead of Indonesia with its LTE average speed of 6.66 Mbps during the same quarter.

Smart is also proud to announce that it hit the highest overall LTE download speed at 9.17 Mbps and is now in the lead for 3G in NCR with download speeds clocking in at 2.85 Mbps.

These achievements in PH internet speed could be attributed to Smart and Globe acquiring the telco unit of San Miguel Corporation which possessed 3G and 4G frequencies with 700MHz band and deploying new LTE sites.

“This roll-out is elevating the bar for mobile internet services in the country. It serves as a more powerful platform for advanced and relevant digital services that will help transform the country into a more competitive, digitally-empowered nation,” Ray C. Espinosa, chief corporate services officer of PLDT and Smart, said in a statement.

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10 Responses

  1. bern says:

    Yes, it is nothing more than a speed, though, it is still not yet acceptable for 4G because the their average speed is just about or around 1MB and not up to par , at least, we experience improvements here in Metro, but in terms of reliability and coverage, both have still a long way to go as Smart signal is still out, and Globe signal is not yet in 4G and sometimes erratic in my home town, thus, their service still leave a lot to be desired.

  2. Bronya says:

    weee? kailan kaya tatapan ang Thailand na 10mbps less 1k Php lng per month…. hmmmm

  3. SmartLTE says:

    All I can say is SMART Communications is leading the way of 4G. average of 4MBPS based on Open Signal Results. >>> https://opensignal.com/networks/philippines/smart-coverage. Pero why is 4.5G is only available at Aklan Boracay SMART >>> http://apps.smart.com.ph/network? I wish metro manila could have 5G network

  4. SMARTme says:

    mabilis naman talaga sa SMART minsan pumapalo ng 15MBPS upto 21 MBPS kung medyo malapit sa cell tower dito sa Metro Manila ang problema lang ubos agad data allocation after mag speed test. hahaha.

  5. SMARTme says:

    mabilis naman talaga sa SMART minsan pumapalo ng 15MBPS upto 21 MBPS kung medyo malapit sa cell tower dito sa Metro Manila ang problema lang ubos agad data allocation after mag speed test. hahaha.

  6. NotASheep says:

    So SMART just declared themselves… higher than a third world country… in a similar situation… thats some weak sauce…

  7. goodha says:

    Long time smart user until October 2016. Area in Metro Manila used to be 4G-DC HSPA+ (pocket wifi LTE). Okay ang data kahit walang LTE sa lugar namin (nung buhay pa si unlisurf995). Came October last year, naging H na lang signal be it pocketwifi or mobile. H all day. Sa madaling araw nagiging H+ for 5 to 10 minutes then H uli. Pag H, hindi makatext MOST of the time. Hindi makaconnect sa data ALL the time. Hangang tawag lang. Pag nasa mall lang naeenjoy yung 4G ng Samsung S7 edge. Pag dating bahay ay H na naman. Nagbabayad kami ng plan 2500 for Samsung S7 edge monthly for nothing. 1.5 years to go. The best talaga ang Smart!!!

  8. pricedoesmatter says:

    speed lang ang mentioned. blind sa price.

  9. eric_santiago says:

    it’s an imaginary improvement by one of the two telecom companies that provide imaginary internet service

  10. tukodog says:

    DATA CAPPING+PRiCE = USELESS SPEED

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