A new poster ad from Smart Bro promotes their broadband speed to be up to 2Mbps. The operative word is “up to” but that’s still a huge jump from the previous 384Kbps.
Could this be the one that I predicted earlier? Of course, even running on HSDPA, this is still the max speed and not a sustained speed.
I fired up several internet bandwidth meters, hooked up my Smart Bro Prepaid account and positioned my laptop to get an HSDPA signal. This is the result I got after several rounds of testing:
The results, 827/350 Kbps, is nowhere near the 2Mbps claimed but that’s still more than twice the usual 300+ Kbps I usually get with them.
Please note though that this claim is a maximum achievable speed (on HSDPA) so if you are located in areas with only EDGE/GPRS, you won’t see any improvements.
Disclosure: Smart Comm. is an advertiser on this blog.