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SmartBro WiMax Prices, Service Plans revealed

Relevance: 100%      Posted on: June 21, 2010

Smart is finally out with it's WiMax service and posters have been spotted about the new SmartBro WiMax subscription plans. Smart Bro WiMax is currently available in 2 plans: SmartBro WiMax Plan 999 Up to 1 Mbps Unlimited Usage Hours Monthly Subscription Fee: Php999 SmartBro WiMax Plan 799 Up to 512kbps Unlimited Hours Monthly Subscription Fee: Php799 There's no information on which areas or cities (an agent says it will be initially available in selected areas in Metro Manila or NCR) SmartBro WiMax will be available and how it's going to differentiate itself from its existing SmartBro Share-It or SmartBro…

Smart WiMax coming soon!?

Relevance: 64%      Posted on: May 11, 2010

It has been revealed by Smart executives in previous media interviews but no concrete details have been announced yet. However, it seems like the telco is introducing its own version of what might be called Smart WiMax. A number of sources tipped in saying Smart's WiMax network could be launched as early as May 15, 2010 (that's this Saturday). It's yet unclear which regions will the service be available but initial speculations peg the plans to be similar to Smart's own SmartBro service -- Php998 for up to a 2Mbps plan. Smart has heavily invested in its 3G network for…

Globe WiMax tops at 8Mbps uncapped

Relevance: 52%      Posted on: December 11, 2009

While the fastest option/plan currently available on Globe WiMax is only up to 1Mbps, the network can actually deliver real-world speeds of up to 8Mbps. We did the test yesterday with an uncapped WiMax connection at GreenHills, San Juan. SpeedTest detected a maximum connection speed of 8.27Mbps download and 2.58Mbps upload. But again, this is the uncapped connection. You'll get between 384Kbps to 1Mbps when you're on a regular WiMax plan. I'm still pretty curious with WiMax so I've applied for a regular 1Mbps subscription to see how it fares here in my area in Makati. Anybody else out there…

Globe WiMax 4G goes Prepaid

Relevance: 52%      Posted on: August 12, 2010

So it's bound to happen -- Globe Telecom's 4G/WiMax Service is now offered in prepaid plans. Just buy the WiMax modem and load it up to get unlimited internet all day. The WiMax modem starts at Php2,990 (one-time) and all-day unlimited internet costs Php60. Speed is up to 512Kbps. Reloading is done via Autoload Max, Share-A-Load, GCash, prepaid cards and even through bank ATM or credit cards.

Globe Innove to launch WiMax Service in 2008

Relevance: 52%      Posted on: October 28, 2007

Got this from a reliable source and the scoop was Innove is partnering with Intel Philippines to roll out a commercial WiMax service this April 2008. Remember the recent development about WiMax being categorized as a 3G? That means that current telcos having license for 3G can also do WiMax (once the NTC follows the ITU recommendation which they usually do.) On the other hand, while PLDT Smart is banking the future of the country's broadband with UMT/HSDPA, Globe's move to the WiMax will be a welcome development. Intel has been testing WiMax in the Cavite area (Gen. Trias) for…

Globe WiMax expands to Visayas, Mindanao

Relevance: 51%      Posted on: June 15, 2009

Last Thursday, Globe Telecom and Intel Philippines officially announced the formal launching of WiMax in the Philippines. Although the Globe WiMax has been in service for several months now, Globe also revealed that they have expanded down south. As of the first week of June 2009, Globe WiMax is also available in the following areas: Select Areas in NCR South Luzon (Cavite, Batangas, Laguna, Quezon) Cebu Province Bacolod Dumaguete Silay City Cagayan de Oro City By end of 2009, Globe expects to cover these areas as well: Rest of NCR, Rizal Benguet, Nueva Ecija Tarlac, Pampanga, Bulacan Bataan Bohol, Iloilo,…

Malaysia gets 1st WiMax built-in laptops

Relevance: 48%      Posted on: June 29, 2010

Packet 1 Networks (P1) Malaysia, together with Intel launched the country's first WiMax-Ready 4G laptops today. While P1 has been in the WiMax service in Malaysia for about 2 years now, this is the first time they introduced 4G-ready laptops. Several laptop manufacturers were there to introduce their own WiMaX-enabled laptops and netbooks. Present were Asus, Acer, Dell, Lenovo, MSI and Toshiba and all the laptops had Intel's embedded WiMax + WiFi chip (Centrino Advanced-N + WiLax 6250). The embedded chips can do both WiFi and WiMax but only works one at a time (WiMax on while WiFi off or…

Intel & Globe teams up for WiMAX

Relevance: 48%      Posted on: October 26, 2005

Globe's broadband subsidiary Innove Communications has partnered with Intel to test out WiMAX for residents in Trece Martirez, Cavite. Trials for WiMax will be done by selected employees of Intel in Cavite. testing will be done in about 3 months and once this has been deemed viable, Globe might offer the service in Metro Manila in as early as 2007. In a news article published in Manila Bulletin here: The availability and pervasiveness of WiMAX-compliant equipment and communication tools will play a major role in determining the timetable for its commercial deployment. According to Intel, the main advocate of WiMAX…

WiMax is 3G?

Relevance: 47%      Posted on: October 20, 2007

This seems to be a very interesting development. The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has approved WiMax, a non-cellular telecommunications technology, as part of the union's 3G standards. The decision, made at the ITU's Radiocommunication Sector's (ITU-R) general meeting in Geneva , Switzerland, means operators with 3G spectrum in the 2.5 GHz bands globally can use WiMAX to build out a network. Although each country's regulators ultimately decide, the ITU decision usually has a strong influence. Individual governments will independently decide whether they want to adopt and follow the ITU decision. If and when this is applied in the Philippines by…

SmartBro Prepaid Kit

Relevance: 46%      Posted on: June 2, 2008

Got a sample SmartBro Prepaid Kit last week from Smart for review. I was about to buy my own kit before this got in so I'm putting this one out to the stress test until I finally make the purchase. So, what's inside the box? Well, nothing much really. You'll get the basic stuff -- a Smart SIM card, the USB dongle, a short mini-USB cable, the installation CD, another split USB cable and a small pocket manual. The SIM card (0929 prefix) is pre-loaded with Php30 of credits. You can add more credit via e-Load or by using scratchable…