Smart Communications, Inc has been ramping up its network upgrades across the country. They have improved the LTE speeds particularly in Rizal, southern Metro Manila, and Cebu.
“LTE provides the best mobile data experience to subscribers and significantly boosts the speed, quality and reliability of our data service,” said Mr. Joachim Horn, Chief Technology and Information Advisor for PLDT and Smart. “Through this LTE rollout, we are also laying the foundation for further improvements in our service, such as LTE-Advanced with Carrier Aggregation, in preparation for the coming of 5G in 2020,” he added.
We did a previous site visit to experience first-hand the speed of Smart in Rizal area. We went to Mango Grille, Hinulugan Taktak and Antipolo Church. I have to admit, the speed we are getting is pretty impressive.
The average LTE download speeds have improved to 24.2 Mbps and the average upload speeds have gone up to 16.3 Mbps in Rizal area. It’s not only in Rizal, the improvements is still ongoing and the network expansion will also bear fruit in other parts of the country.
“We are asking for people’s patience and understanding as we are upgrading our network facilities. We assure you that we are taking steps to minimize the impact of these activities on our subscribers. In the end, our commitment to all our subscribers is that they will enjoy our progressively better mobile data services in the next few months, particularly for those using LTE devices,” Horn said.
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