Just came from the PLDT-Smart Jump Center in Megamall for the briefing on Smart’s LTE/4G beta testing. Arounda dozen bloggers and tech journalists are part of the first batch of folks to test Smart LTE in Metro Manila.
Smart has deployed around 23 LTE base stations around Metro Manila and promises up to 42Mbps in download speeds and up to 10Mbps with uploads.
I still need to hunt down one of those LTE base stations to get some actual speed tests. For now, I’m a little frustrated that the LTE dongle eats up two USB ports because of its sheer size. Speed tests coming out soon.