Earlier this week, Globe Telecom had a press conference announcing their own version of Tattoo LTE service which will go live this September.
However, the PR did not really have any concrete information regarding the exact date, plan, pricing and speed so we went back and asked more questions.
There is no exact date as to the launch except that it will be this September. This could mean preparations are still under way so expect the final date to be much closer to the end of the month.
While they did not say what type of plan and pricing, the folks from Globe Social Media stated the promised speed is up to 42Mbps and not the theoretical 100Mbps that LTE is capable.
What’s so special with the 42Mbps? Well, the LTE dongle that they will probably be using is the Huawei E392 which has a maximum speed of 42Mbps (so it’s really a hardware limitation).
I’ve also been told that the $700 million network modernization program is actually just 50% completed so this doesn’t mean that all those recent network problems we’ve been experiencing will be resolved anytime soon.
We’ll update you once we get more concrete details.