Smart Communications wins the umlaut Mobile Network Benchmark Philippines

Aachen; April 23, 2021 – umlaut, the global consultancy company and world leader in mobile network testing and benchmarking, has analysed the mobile networks of the Philippines with regards to mobile coverage and performance quality. In the latest Report, umlaut evaluated the mobile networks of Smart Communications (Smart) and Globe Telecom (Globe). Applying the umlaut methodology, which is acknowledged as the de-facto industry standard in more than 120 countries, umlaut conducted a crowd sourced analysis. The results show Smart as the overall winner – the company was named “Best in Test” operator of the country. Globe scores second.


With an umlaut score of 747 out of a maximum of 1,000 points, Smart achieves the highest score overall and has the best rated Broadband Coverage as well as the best rated User Download Speed and best rated Latency. Globe follows on the second rank with a score of 638 points.


Hakan Ekmen, CEO of umlaut Telecommunication, says: “Congratulations to Smart Communications, Inc. Philippines for being awarded “Best in Test” in our latest Mobile Benchmark. Adding something on top, Smart is also the best operator in all categories.”


Applying the umlaut methodology, a crowd-based analysis was conducted in the Philippines over a period of six months – from October 2020 to March 2021. The analysis is based on 402.7 million samples collected from 779 thousand users. The size of the crowdsourcing test area measured 195,471 km2 and covers 97.8 percent of the built-up area and 93.5 percent of the population area in the Philippines.


The umlaut methodology allows a technical analysis that is unprecedented in its level of detail and enables comparisons between the performance and capability of each network. umlaut’s public benchmarks as well as its certificate benchmarks help network operators and providers to demonstrate how well they are delivering connections to consumers, business users and enterprises while also revealing the areas of improvement.




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