Based on the latest Opensignal report, Smart has been ranked amongst the top wireless networks in the world when it comes to video experience. The mobile services provider has been called Global Leader for 5G Video Experience as was recognized for its 5G Global Impact sweeping all measurement aspects of 5G Video Experience, Games Experience, Download Speed & Upload Speed. 

Smart is the only Philippine operator in Opensignal’s roster of 5G Global Leaders. For those who can’t live without video streaming, it’s important to note that Opensignal’s 5G Video Experience uses a combination of real-world measurements of video streams from smartphone users over an operator’s 5G network — including picture quality, stall rate and loading time — to reflect users’ perceived video experience using an International Telecommunication Union (ITU) derived approach. 

The network recorded a score of 81.6 Smart as 5G Global Leader and is currently ranked alongside other 5G Global Leaders, such as South Korean national operators — SK Telecom, KT and LG U+, AIS in Thailand, and other operators from Hong Kong and Taiwan. 

Meanwhile, this is the first time Opensignal ranked 5G operators globally by assessing their real-world 5G mobile network experience.  

Notably, across all the video 5G Global Winners and 5G Global Leaders networks users reported an Excellent (75 or above) 5G Video Experience.

Smart has also been cited by third-party analytics firm Ookla as the fastest 5G mobile network in the Philippines for Q1-Q2 2021. 

KCON:TACT on Smart GigaPlay 

If you want to try the HD streaming experience on Smart, a good way is to watch this weekend’s KCON:TACT HI 5! Now on its fifth run, the long-awaited event for hallyu fans also known as “KCon” is going to be extra special with its mix of returning performers from past KCon events, anticipated debuts from exciting K-Pop acts, and special live meet and greet sessions with the artists. 

Joining KCON:TACT HI 5’s roster are AB6IX, ATEEZ, BTOB, Ciipher, Dreamcatcher, GHOST9, HIGHLIGHT, ITZY, JO1, KIM JAE HWAN, MAMAMOO, ONF, PARK JIHOON, PURPLE KISS, RAIN, Stray Kids, T1419, THE BOYZ, TO1, Weeekly, WEi, and WOODZ. KCON:TACT HI 5 is organized by South Korean entertainment and media company CJ ENM. 

Catch the nine-day music event from Sept. 18 to 26, starting 8 p.m., exclusively on Smart’s  GigaPlay App for FREE. Launched recently, GigaPlay is the newest video platform that gives Smart subscribers simple and easy access to enjoy exclusive video content and live entertainment. GigaPlay offers an array of curated online content, from sports broadcasts to virtual concerts, and other live events.       

You can download GigaPlay on Google Play Store and Apple App Store. Data charges apply.  

Source: Manila Bulletin (