This is going to be hard to beat — Smart is coming up with a Rocket WiFi Plus that will replace their old Pocket WiFi and promises speeds of up to 20Mbps!
Just like the Pocket WiFi, this probably be offered as a postpaid plan first with WiFi sharing of up to 5 devices. No details or pricing and release date.
Stay tuned as we get more details.
Update: I’m not sure if this is going to ride on their HSPA+ network of via their new LTE network.
If it’s an LTE device, the the most likely candidate would be the Huawei WiFi E589 which supports LTE.
The rendering above from Smart just looks like the E589.
Smart usually uses Huawei as their OEM for telco devices like these (the Smart Bro Rocket is a Huawei E353 and the Smart Evolution dongle is a Huawei E398). Also, I’ve seen Huawei’s HSPA+ WiFi device, the E365, which looks like this.
The next question is — will it be nationwide or it will only be on areas covered by their LTE network and how extensive is that network (probably Metro Manila first).
Hat tip to Christopher Ammerlaan.