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August 14, 2014

Smart officially brings LTE-Advanced 5G Internet in PH

Smart is proud to announce that today marks the beginning of the 5G era in the Philippines as they officially bring and activate their LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) technology for mobile subscribers.

credit: wonderfulengineering.com

Smart ushers in a new era of Internet connectivity in the Philippines | credit: wonderfulengineering.com

LTE-A or 5G connectivity is reported to deliver data between 100Mbps to 1Gbps which is 10 times faster than 3G and more than double the speed of 4G. With it, a 10MB file downloads for less than a second, buffering is no longer needed for loading YouTube videos, but more importantly it is capable to allocate more network resources to users if ever the situation calls for it.

The company did a test of its services last year which, according to them, resulted to over 100Mbps of speed in areas like Makati City, Davao City, and even in Boracay.

Co-founder and Chief Wireless Advisor of Smart Orlando B. Vea (first from left) during the tests of 5G LTE-A in Smart last year, where speeds reaching 209.66 mbps were recorded.

Co-founder and Chief Wireless Advisor of Smart Orlando B. Vea (first from left) during the tests of 5G LTE-A in Smart last year, where speeds reaching 209.66 mbps were recorded.

“Even as our 3G and 4G networks continue to be unrivalled, Smart becomes the first operator to leap into the future and put the Philippines at par with the world’s most advanced countries in terms of mobile communications technology,” said Orlando B Vea, founder and Chief Wireless Advisor of Smart.

As mentioned earlier, the service rolls out today so let us know in the comments section below if you already got the next-gen Internet connectivity.

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86 Responses to “Smart officially brings LTE-Advanced 5G Internet in PH”

  1. Complainant_VS_ungas says:

    even 100G is as good as GPRS…

    Where is GPRS
    where is EDGE
    wehere is HSPA
    Where is HSDPA
    Where is HSPA+
    where is LTE
    and here comes LTE-A B C D E F G?

    It will always go back to GPRS and Edge.

    Plus.. this QUADy SIXTA Octa cores are blazingly fast to BURN your Android Phones.. WHo the heck here survive with their beautiful android without burning their mainboard chips (be honest) for 4 hours of blazingly fast LTE.. heheheh. I once could download a 100GB in 4 days with 4 hours each day and after that , i go to the service center 4 replacement times to replace my mainboard CHIP… HEHEHE.

    This telcos should be selling their internets cheaper than what they could imagine even if they cap with just 5GB.

    Mobile phones with such speed is only tolerable by a period of time. Downloaders should be advised to use other devices not tethering their smart phones.

    • ANDRO says:

      basahin mo muna yung tamang paggamit ng handset mo para aware ka kung anong limitasyon ng handset mo.
      your abusing your handset kaya naman nangyari sayo yan…
      Well at least mas mabilis ang speed from GPRS to LTE transition….

      Mas mabuti nga dito sa pilipinas walang bayad tethering tapos kayo pa tong mareklamo…

  2. Nick says:

    Kung titingnan natin sa positibong paraan, good news itong maituturing lalo na kung lahat makikinabang.
    Smart user ako at sa ngayon nai-enjoy ko yung mga benefits ng LTE connection. Lalo pa at nasa area ako na malakas ang LTE signal.

    Pero sa kabilang banda, kung isa akong smart subscriber at nakatira sa malayong lugar na mismong signal para makatext at makatawag pahirapan pa, anong mararamdaman ko pag nabasa ko ang balitang ‘to?..

    So sa tingin ko, hindi dapat sila nagmadaling mag offer ng LTE-A. Dapat sana nag-focus nalang muna sila sa pagpapalawig ng 2G/3G coverage. Yung kahit saang sulok ako ng pilipinas pumunta may desente at stable signal akong masasagap.

    Offering LTE-A doesnt make them any step closer to their vision..

    “A world where EVERYONE is empowered to LIVE MORE”.

  3. gpr says:

    horaay!, porn lovers rejoice! kaya na nito hd video streaming XD
    well, 4 hours naka data cap ka na, back to gprs ang peg., well, isang way para mas malaki kita nila at mas madali ma reach ang data cap.

  4. mun tanga says:

    WOW! 5G daw hahaha.. ganda ng pangarap ng SMART sabagay libre namang mangarap eh.

    ASA pa tayo dyan eh sa ASEAN INTERNET average speed index 2014 tayo ang pinaka kulelat

    Check nyo nalang to.

    http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/ag226/superkimwell/Southeast-Asia-internet-speed_zps18c98ce8.png

    Kalokohan yang post na yan tignan nyo yung credits wala naman hahaha… nananaginip yata

    http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/ag226/superkimwell/Capture3_zps27a99cb3.jpg

  5. sick
    Twitter: -
    says:

    Seryoso ba sila? There is no such thing as 5G technology, or let’s say, wala pang 5G.
    LTE-A is actually 4G.

    False Advertising.

  6. False says:

    Si Globe kasi. 4G ng 4G kahit HSPA+ lang network nila. Ayan tuloy nag-5G na si Smart. Hahahaha.

    Pwede bang LTE Advance na lang itawag nyo dyan. Call a spade a spade.
    http://bit.ly/1mT3cGH

    • akai1987 says:

      Di mo naman masisisi ang Globe kasi yung adaptation nila ng HSPA+ as 4G ay galing lang naman sa MAJOR CARRIERS ng USA. In fact TATLO nga ang 4G ng Globe: 4G WiMAX, 4G HSPA+ at 4G LTE. Saka sabu naman ng ITU-T kahit ano pa ang itawag ng mga Telcos sa current technology nila as long as nag eequal o nagkakapareho yung speeds ng tatlo ay okay lang. Iba naman kasi ang kaso sa Smart. Nag-imbento talaga sila ng sarili nilang definition ng 5G kahit wala pa nga. Kaya di mo masisisi ang Globe kasi may basehan sila. ^_^

    • False says:

      According to Smart, big carriers in the US called their LTE-A networks 5G din. Read the link above. And there’s a significant difference in speeds din compared to LTE lang, if Smart can pull it off. Di ba magkalayo ang speed ng HSPA+ at LTE ng Globe? Eh di poor pala LTE ng globe. Kaya ba ng HSPA + ng globe umabot ng 42 mbps? Or kahit 20mbps na lang?

  7. Butch Velasquez says:

    First, PLDT publishes that their Vitro datacenter is the first “Tier 3.5″ datacenter in the country. Next, Smart advertises that they are the first 5G network in the Philippines.

    There is no such thing as a “Tier 3.5″ datacenter. It’s either you’re tier 1, 2, 3, or 4 according to ANSI/TIA-942: Datacenter Standards Overview.

    5G standards have not yet been defined, and will not be announced until sometime after the year 2020, based on the observations of the International Telecommunication Union.

    PLDT and Smart better review their contracts with their advertising agencies.

  8. Mukhang Pera si Yuga says:

    Mukha kang pera Yugatech.
    Pag mag post ka ng Article. Think twice kung tama
    wag tanggap ng tanggap ng pera
    Napaghahalataan na bobo ka rin pag dating sa technology

    http://www.androidauthority.com/wireless-carrier-already-pushing-bogus-5g-technology-512616/

  9. Bobita says:

    HAHAHA!! SMART talaga oh sobrang talino mag isip sila na naka imbento ng 5G? hahah..

    http://info.singtel.com/about-us/news-releases/singtel-samsung-and-ericsson-unveil-worlds-fastest-mobile-service-smartphones

    Paki basa nga po yung sa SingTel news last 19 August 2014. :)) hahaha

    “Singapore 19 August 2014 – SingTel, in collaboration with Samsung and Ericsson, today broke new ground in the mobile industry by unveiling the world’s first commercial 300Mbps 4G LTE-Advanced service for smartphones.

    The service will be available from 23 August 2014 when SingTel launches the Samsung GALAXY S5 4G+, the first handset globally to be compatible with 4G LTE-Advanced networks. Another compatible smartphone, the Samsung GALAXY Alpha 4G+, will be available from SingTel in September 2014.”

    https://technoladyinmanila.wordpress.com/tag/direct-carrier-billing/

    The SingTel Group and Samsung today unveiled a suite of joint initiatives to bring a seamless, richer, mobile data experience for over half a billion Asian subscribers.

    SingTel Group members – Globe Telecom in the Philippines, SingTel in Singapore, Optus in Australia, AIS in Thailand, Airtel in India and Africa, Telkomsel in Indonesia – are launching these initiatives in marketing, content and technology to help differentiate their services and improve competitiveness.

  10. Jing says:

    Eto basahin nyo, sa 2020 pa yung standards development ng 5G at sa 2041 pa yung deployment..marketing hype at mapanlinlang yung 5G na yan..makapanloko wagas..tsk tsk

    https://ph.news.yahoo.com/globe-disputes-smart-s–5g-internet–claim-080147704.html

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