In our analysis of the Philippines' three largest cities, we found that the increasing 4G Availability we're tracking in the country as a whole is amplified in urban areas. In Cebu, Davao and Manila all three operators had 4G Availability scores at least 10 percentage points higher than their national averages. In Manila and Davao, both operators were able to provide an LTE signal to our users more than 80% of the time, and in Cebu we measured the highest individual 4G Availability score on Smart's network at 84.1%.
In speed, our regional results varied considerably from national averages. In Cebu and Davao, Smart's Download Experience scores were much lower than its national averages, while Globe's overall download averages were more consistent with its national score. But in Manila we're starting to see signs of network upgrades that are boosting both operators' metrics across the board. Compared to the national averages, Globe and Smart's Download and Upload Experience scores were notably higher in the capital, Latency Experience for both operators was better and the two earned much higher video experience ratings.
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