Video And Mobile Games Boost Smart’s Data Usage And Revenues

PLDT Inc.’s resurgent mobile business posted record revenue growth in the first quarter of 2019, riding on the growing appetite of its customers for online video and mobile games. Service revenues of its individual wireless business, which includes the consumer sales of its Smart, Sun and TNT mobile brands, jumped 18% year-on-year to Php16.9 billion,…

Smart Fires Up LTE In Romblon

Customers of PLDT wireless arm Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) in Romblon can look forward to a better mobile data experience as Smart transforms Romblon into an LTE province. As part of its continuing network expansion and upgrades across the country, Smart has fired up Long Term Evolution (LTE) sites across the province’s three major islands:…

Smart Cited For ‘Best User Download Speeds’ By Global Benchmarking Firm P3

PLDT wireless subsidiary Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) offers the country’s best download speeds, according to the latest report from Germany-based P3 communications GmbH, a leader in mobile network benchmarking. The crowdsource-based study, which included 121 million samples from 104,000 users collected from October to December 2018, said Smart achieved the highest user download speed score…

Tutela: Smart Leads In Network ‘Consistent Quality’

PLDT wireless arm Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) leads in network ‘consistent quality’ in the Philippines, according to Canadian crowd-sourced mobile data company Tutela, using a metric called ‘consistent quality score’ which tracks the percentage of time users can experience either ‘excellent’ or ‘basic’ quality connections in a country or in a specific network. In its…

Smart Receives OpenSignal Award For Best Video Experience In The Philippines

Independent mobile analytics company OpenSignal has cited PLDT wireless arm Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) for providing its customers the best video experience in the country. OpenSignal has published an independent analysis of the customer experience for video services by telecom carriers in Asia, showing that Smart garnered a video experience score of 42.2, well ahead…

Samsung Handsets To Support Smart’s Wi-Fi Calling

Customers using the latest Samsung handsets can soon enjoy the benefits of Wi-Fi Calling as PLDT wireless subsidiary Smart Communications Inc. (Smart) partners with Samsung Philippines in rolling out Voice over Wi-Fi (VoWifi) services, which will be initially available to selected subscribers by October after Samsung releases its latest firmware over-the-air update. Soon, Smart customers…

More Investors, Jobs Seen In Ormoc With Network Upgrade

The city of Ormoc in Leyte is expecting a boost in investments and jobs, particularly from business process outsourcing companies, following improvements in internet connectivity in their area. With a population of about 200,000, Ormoc is home to universities and colleges like the Eastern Visayas State University, Western Leyte College, and STI College Ormoc, to…