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Smart LTE Gets Beefed Up With 1,400 New LTE Sites

Smart vs the Competition

Smart vs the Competition

When your telco rolls out more than a thousand LTE sites, your download speeds are going to see a boost. That’s exactly what I experienced at Smart’s press briefing about the status of their 4G infrastructure.

While LTE has been around for a while now, deployment in the Philippines has been relatively slow, at least, compared to our Asian Pacific neighbors. That’s why it’s good news for Smart subscribers that the  telco will be deploying 1,400 new LTE sites comprised of both FD-LTE and TD-LTE installations.

A majority of the 400 mobile LTE sites will be deployed in the Metro Manila area while 1,000 TD-LTE sites will be rolled out to support fixed usbscribers to Smart’s fixed wireless services.

Not too recently at the 10th Asian Carriers Conference, Smart activated its LTE-A network in Mactan Island, Cebu. During this event, people were able to record consistent speeds of 100Mbps with the new technology. Prior to that, an LTE-A site also went live in Mandaluyong back in August.

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Anyway, I was lucky enough to win a Smart LTE Pocket WiFi at the event. Having been a Globe Prepaid subscriber for the longest time, I’m about fed up with my own pocket WiFi’s inability to achieve 10Mbps+ speeds on my Globe Prepaid LTE SIM. So I’m taking this opportunity to cross over into the dark side and do something I promised myself I would never do: maintain more than one SIM.

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Back when I started MobileTechPinoy in 2012, phablets weren't a thing yet. I enjoyed the stares I got from iPhone owners whenever I whipped out my Samsung Galaxy Note at the time. I'm much more budget-conscious these days though and am perfectly fine with using phones from any of our locally brands.

4 Comments

  1. Christian Mark Ramos Godoy September 23, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    Sirain ang Alcatel Y800. Pinagawa ko sya, tapos nasira ulit. Di sya naglalabas ng Wifi signal. Yung ganyan din ng mga kaklase ko, nasira din sa kanila. Now, I am happy with my Huawei E5372 from Smart. I think SMART should not consider Alcatel as their broadband solutions provider…

    • JMBalicano September 23, 2014 at 9:03 pm

      awtsu.. thanks for the feedback.. i’ll try to take care of this then. sana nde masira 🙁

      • Christian Mark Ramos Godoy October 5, 2014 at 10:50 am

        Kapag may problem daw sa Wifi, try flashing the latest firmware. Naayos ko yung akin although binenta ko na sya.

        • JMBalicano October 5, 2014 at 10:53 am

          Nice! Thanks for the feedback! Sold it on the super cheap to a friend kasi so I’m sure he’ll find this useful 🙂

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