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August 24, 2012

Globe to launch 42Mbps LTE service this September

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.

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27 Responses to “Globe to launch 42Mbps LTE service this September”

  1. kamote says:

    Eh yung wimax 2mbps nga nila di nila kayang ayusin, yung LTE pa kaya. Tssss

  2. el toro bumingo
    Twitter: eltorobumingo
    says:

    Sana palakasin muna ng Globe yung existing cp signals nila bago mag-invest sa higher speeds. Tulad ngayon, deadspot pa rin dito sa Nagpayong, Pasig :(

  3. Gerald says:

    Napakauseless pa rin… hindi naman ganuon kalawak ang signal. Pa-LTE na? May CAP pa rin ito…

    • nobody says:

      walang data cap sa globe postpaint… sana di ako nakakadownload ng at least 20 High Res movies via torrent na tattoo lang gamin ko.. minsan nga naka tether lang ako sa phone ko.

    • nobody says:

      walang data cap sa globe postpaid… sana di ako nakakadownload ng at least 20 High Res movies via torrent na tattoo lang gamin ko.. minsan nga naka tether lang ako sa phone ko.

  4. Ramon says:

    I like smart a little better (stronger signal at my area), but I really do hope globe improves their current network and provides a better LTE service

    We need more competition between the network providers @-@ it already feels that they don’t care about the customers or the services they should provide -_-

    • john says:

      not at all.. dito pa sa amin even thou sa municipality na hirap parin signal sa loob ng bhay.. pag sa labas ok lang… the there are some more areas here in our province died spot parin…. mas ok dito ang globe.. kso wla pa nga 3g dito mag lte pa kya.. hay…. both network nag papagalingan na di nman magaling interms of service.. hay….

    • john says:

      not at all.. dito pa sa amin even thou sa municipality na hirap parin signal sa loob ng bhay.. pag sa labas ok lang… the there are some more areas here in our province died spot parin…. mas ok dito ang globe.. kso wla pa nga 3g dito mag lte pa kya.. hay…. both network nag papagalingan na di nman magaling interms of service.. hay…. Location ko Miagao Iloilo

  5. I would hope it is not capped. Coz paying for 3.5k a month with 10gb cap would be stupid and people who would only pay that are stupid jerks. Sorry.

    So I really would hope globe would make it cheap and truly unlimited. Bow.

    • kat says:

      I think it will be priced close to smart lte.

      Dude, di mo naman favorite ang word na “would”? (Peace) :-)

  6. flitzoffthehook says:

    42mbps kuno.. Malamang may cap din yan, so useless. Mabilis nga net mo, di ka nman pwede magdownload ng magdownload. Buset!

  7. Doobie says:

    ano un tool na gamit nya?

  8. globe hater says:

    Boo! I hate globe when it comes to network fixing problem. Masyadong matagal

  9. theSandies says:

    true… GLOBE!! LIAR!! LIAR!!!

  10. kerokeropi says:

    UNLIMITED WITH 20GB DATA CAP.. TOTALLY GLOBE SERVICE. FOOLING A LOT OF CONSUMER. CAN THEY BE SUED THIS FALSE ADVERTISEMENT.

  11. huh says:

    Just like smart i bet they only offer it in a few locations and thats it while boasting about how great it is or how fast it is. I bet it will never reach 42Mbps or even close…

  12. Yuja
    Twitter: yujatakeo
    says:

    I was able to use their service few years ago and im disappointed. I’m not sure how it is working these days but im still negative about it. Downtime, Customer Service…Sux

  13. jAyR2684 says:

    I’m more concern about this

    “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.”

    It is better fix their basic (reception,3G,etc) services than any extra services like LTE.

  14. Justin23 says:

    Weeehhh nakiki sabay lang yan sa Smart, naunahan kasi cla ng Smart, honestly Gusto ko mag Globe before kaso dito sa bahay namin walang signal sa ang globe sa loob WTF, and with smart’s Network Modernization naramdaman ko talaga ung dating less than 1mbps nila sa Mobile internet umaabot na ng 3-4mbps ngaun. Im using iPhone 4S. Imagine 50% plng ang Network Modernization nila while Smart just Finished it last Month. Ibig sabhin kung ung kalaban nila hndi maguupgrade hndi rin nila iiimprove ang Network nila! Ugh

  15. Kit Santiago
    Twitter: da1santiago
    says:

    sir yuga ano po mas mabilis, Huawei E587 or E392? thank you po!

  16. Tabbymon
    Twitter: Tabbymon
    says:

    Well, I agree with some of you. Globe should first focus on their modernization and the strength of their network. Kahit dito sa Laguna, medyo mahina Globe sa ibang lugar. Kung di pa nila kaya ayusin network (especially, the coverage), well, what if kung maipapatupad na agad ‘tong LTE service nila? Then they’ll focus less on their other netowrk services. But just to be honest, I’m looking forward to this LTE thing of Globe. Just wishing that they can finish their other projects first.

  17. Kit Santiago
    Twitter: da1santiago
    says:

    sir yuga, available na po ba ang Huawei E392 dito sa Phil.? as of now diba po yung last na nireview nyo is E587 palang. thanks po!

  18. jaybee says:

    hayz. . dito sa Baguio(center of education in the entire Northern Luzon), mabagal ang 3g internet. lalo na sa New lucban 24/7 so slow. . maswerte ka na kung makakuha ka ng .3mbps. madaling araw pa un

    mabilis lang sa Session road, SM, at mga katabing mga road/street. .

    huhu

  19. itachi1 says:

    Unlike the other network who’s making all the noises and negative commercials about their competitor, Globe is hush-hush about some details of their modernization. IMHO, gugulatin na lang tayo lahat nito once their modernization is complete. Oh, and those network issues we’re experiencing, that is expected ’cause they’re not just upgrading their cell sites, they’re changing the entire tower…

  20. i9 says:

    nako dami naman reklamador d2 cguro 90% s inyo kahit my cignal ng LTE hind magpapakabit at ssvhin mahal. my ma nga area dapat n kabitan ng LTE para s business needs, at hind para magdownload ng qng ano ano. ung mahilig gumamit ng fB at magdownload ng qng ano ano hind nga bagay s N U ang LTE cignal mas fit s N U ang level cap ng hind ninyo mapabagal ang line. s telcos naman wag naman ninyo cingelin ng 1000 ang consumer qng ang signal ay gprs86kbps/edge270kbps ouch talaga ang dating s consumer kc ang advertise ninyo 500kbps/1mb ang speed.

  21. Jerwin J. Paglicawan
    Twitter: jherwyne
    says:

    They have the most lousy signal ever!!!

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