It’s PLDT-Smart‘s heyday this week as the company emerged as still the undisputed, fastest fixed and mobile network in the PH based on a series of awards coming from reputable independent analytics firms all over the globe.
To start with in the US, Ookla—the global leader in Internet testing and analysis—hailed PLDT as the fastest fixed network in the PH with speed score reaching up to 18.57 based on 27.2 million customer-initiated speed tests. In the same study, Smart accumulated a score of 15.57 based on 2.1 million user-initiated tests via speed tests done on LTE-abled devices nationwide.
Next is from UK-based company, OpenSignal as it lauded Smart as provider of Best for Video experience, Best Download Speed, Best Upload Speed, and Best Latency Experience; this means customers are able to enjoy faster and better quality connection wherever they are in the country.
In Canada, mobile data company Tutela recognized Smart as a superior network in providing consistent, excellent quality connection, along with Germany-based P3 Communications company—leader in mobile and network bench-marking—cited Smart for nabbing the Best Download Speed title in the PH.
Adding to the string of stellar achievements is PLDT‘s recorded revenue of 16.9 billion PHP (18% jump year-on-year) in the 1st quarter of 2019 alone. Mobile data traffic also rose by 127% year-on-year to 304 petabytes, adding more 3.4 million customers during the 1st quarter in the process.
It’s also the year of mobile gaming and it’s through this phenomenon that Mobile Legends contributed to the continuing increase of data usage especially with the introduction of Video Every Day, a data package that isn’t just for mobile gaming but also extendable to video streaming sites such as YouTube, NBA, iWant TV, and Iflix among others.
The continuing demand of consumers for fast and reliable data made PLDT and Smart further expand and modernize their mobile and data services for the better. We’ll be expecting more 5G news in the days to come since it’s the next big thing according to PLDT-Smart’s first Vice President and Group Head of Public Affairs, Mr. Mon Isberto. It’s the latest development in wireless technology that features faster Internet speed, data, and network intelligence.
Regardless of budget or mobile lifestyle, Smart caters to all as it re-imagines the post-paid experience with the new Signature Plans to deliver prioritized, worry-free, and in- control mobile experience ensuring all consumers are able to enjoy consistent and uninterrupted data through calls, apps, and daily mobile tasks.
It comes in 4 plans: Small, Medium, Large, and Extra Large which you can read all about it here. In addition, Smart boosted its data pack bundles with new GIGA offers including the GIGA Video Plus 149 wherein users get to enjoy 2GB + 1GB/day of Video Every Day with Unlimited calls to Smart, Sun, and TNT and unlimited text to all networks.
There’s also the GIGA Game which gives you 1GB access to Mobile Legends, Clash Royale and more along with the GIGA IG + FB wherein you’ll have 1GB Open Data Access for 3 days or 2GB for 7 days and +1GB for Instagram or Facebook per day. To register, simply key in DIAL *123#.
A top-performing brand also needs a top-performing ambassador; introducing Ms. Universe Philippines and Ms. PLDT Home brand ambassador Gazini Ganados. You’ll be seeing more of her as PLDT-Smart powers through the network tech scene in the months to come.