Smart has continued to dominate the mobile experience at the regional-level, with things playing out similarly to the national awards table. Smart racks up 77 outright wins and is a joint winner for 13 regional awards. DITO is the only other operator to win awards outright, picking up 12 outright wins and seven joint wins — it picked up nine solo victories for 4G Availability and a further three for Upload Speed Experience in Calabarzon, Central Luzon and Ilocos. This is an impressive initial showing given that DITO’s rollout is still at a relatively early stage, which means we are able to report DITO's experience in nine of the Philippines’ 17 regions. As DITO expands its network, we will see DITO feature in more regions in future mobile network experience reports. Globe is a joint winner for six awards — four for 4G Availability and two for Video Experience.
Speaking of Video Experience, Smart wins outright in 15 out of 17 regions, with the only exceptions being Cordillera and the Zamboanga Peninsula where it shares the glory with Globe. Our Smart users in Metropolitan Manila had a Very Good (65-75) Video Experience, one category up from the Good (55-65) ratings DITO and Globe achieved in the same region. Elsewhere, our Smart users reported a Good experience when streaming mobile video in 10 regions and a Fair (40-55) experience in the remaining six. Our Globe users had a Good experience in three regions — Calabarzon, Central Luzon and Metropolitan Manila — a Fair one in 13 regions and a Poor (under 40) one in Bangsamoro. Aside from Metropolitan Manila, DITO users’ regional Video Experience was Fair in eight regions.
Smart is only slightly less dominant on Games Experience, winning outright in 14 regions and tying with DITO for first place in Bicol, Northern Mindanao and Western Visayas. However, there remains plenty of room for improvement in the experience of our Filipino users at the regional level when playing multiplayer mobile games over cellular connections as all three operators’ scores were either in the Poor or Very Poor categories.
Regional Voice App Experience plays out almost identically to Games Experience, with Smart winning outright in 14 regions and tying with DITO in Bicol, Ilocos and Northern Mindanao. Our users in Metropolitan Manila had an Acceptable (74-80) Voice App Experience on all three operators’ networks, as did our Smart users in Calabarzon and Central Luzon.
Smart reigns triumphant on regional Download Speed Experience, winning outright in all 17 regions. The highest download speeds seen by our users at the regional level were in Metropolitan Manila where Smart clocked up an impressive 34.3 Mbps, more than double the speeds observed by our DITO and Globe users in the same region. The fastest speeds observed by our DITO and Globe users were also in Metropolitan Manila — 16.4 Mbps and 15 Mbps, respectively.
Turning to Upload Speed Experience, Smart wins outright in 13 regions, while DITO has done the same in Calabarzon, Central Luzon and Ilocos. In addition, the two operators were statistically tied for the top spot in Bicol. Both Smart and DITO exceed the 6 Mbps mark in Metropolitan Manila, with scores of 6.9 and 6.2 Mbps, respectively, while Globe was far behind with 3.8 Mbps.
Finally, looking at 4G Availability, DITO wins outright in all nine of the regions in which it competed. Smart is the sole winner in four regions — Cordillera, Eastern Visayas, Soccskargen and the Zamboanga Peninsula. Globe statistically ties for first place with Smart in Bangsamoro, Cagayan Valley, Caraga and Mimaropa.
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