Hidilyn Diaz raises the bar and does the good transfer
Hidilyn Diaz, the Philippines’ first ever Olympic gold medalist, joins Team Smart as the new ambassador, a collaboration aimed at empowering and inspiring Filipino athletes and its millions of subscribers for the country’s leading mobile operator.
Much like Hidilyn, the love of sport has always been deeply ingrained in smart DNA. The telecommunications company is doing its heavy lifting to support our athletes both at home and internationally. In fact, Smart has been part of Hidilyn’s journey since 2016.
In addition, the MVP Sports Foundation (MVPSF) was always in Hidilyn’s corner and has provided constant support from then on. This partnership with Hidilyn came as no surprise as Smart and Hidilyn came from years of shared passion to answer the call for a stronger nation.
Elevate the nation in its winning moment
“Hidilyn has given us something priceless in the midst of the challenges we all face. In her winning moment, she encouraged us all and reminded the whole nation of what triumph feels like, ”said Jane J. Basas, SVP and Head of Consumer Wireless Business at Smart.
“The historic success of Hidilyn is the success story of every Filipino. She is more committed than ever to continuing to inspire Filipinos, and we want to work with her to tell new stories of hope, inspiration and excellence. We look forward to a fruitful partnership with another world class Filipino athlete in Hidilyn, ”she added.
Hidilyn joins Smart’s value brand TNT to be the latest catropa advocating Filipino values among the youth – simply at totoo, mapangarap, madiskarte, positibo and makatropa. TNT aims to empower local talent and give them the platform to showcase their talent to the world, and the brand is also proud to have Hidilyn as part of their family to spread positivity and inspire Filipino youth, to pursue and make their dreams come true.
“Andito ako lumalaban para sa Pilipinas,” said Hidilyn. “I don’t want to give up for myself or for you, because young athletes deserve a role model who doesn’t give up their dreams. This is one of the reasons I chose to partner with Smart and TNT so we can continue to inspire others. Smart is like home for me too. It’s a brand that has always been there for me. “
“At TNT we saw how Hidilyn demonstrated resilience in the face of challenges and how she overcame them and made her dreams come true. She is indeed a role model that the Kabataang Pinoys can truly identify with and draw inspiration from, and we look forward to her becoming our newest KaTropa, ”said Miriam Z. Choa, Smart FVP and Head of Prepaid business.
Fastest 5G network in the Philippines
Like Hidilyn, Smart continues to raise the bar when it comes to bringing Filipinos closer to their passions powered by the Philippines’ fastest 5G network.
Ookla, the global leader in internet testing and analysis, recently named Smart the fastest 5G cellular network in the country for the first half of 2021. Smart took the top spot in the country with a Speed ScoreTM of 204.81 and reported average download and upload speeds of 220.66 Mbit / s and 20.61 Mbit / s, respectively, based on 237,142 user-initiated 5G tests, which were carried out with Speedtest in the Philippines.
Smart has also confirmed its dominance as the Philippines’ fastest cellular network for the fourth year in a row, based on Ookla’s analysis of tests conducted with Speedtest® in the first half of 2021.
On the other hand, Smart scored a rare victory at the Philippines Mobile Network Experience Awards in April 2021 by independent analytics firm Opensignal, beating the competition in all metrics in three major aspects of the service, including coverage (4G coverage experience, 4G availability), speed (Download and upload speed) and experience (games, video and voice app).
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