Thursday, August 14th, 2014
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.
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.
“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.