Globe Telecom deploys LTE-A 4CC spectrum aggregation in PH

Globe Telecom deploys LTE-A 4CC spectrum aggregation in PH

Globe Telecom has announced that it became the first telecommunications operator in the Philippines to commercially deploy LTE-Advanced 4 component carrier (4CC) spectrum aggregation using the 2600MHz band.


According to Globe, the 4CC technology allows the telco to double the LTE capacity in areas covered by the deployment. It uses 4 distinctly separate blocks of the 2600 MHz spectrum that are aggregated by LTE-Advanced eNode B equipment to deliver faster internet speeds. It can be compared to increasing the number of lanes in a highway from 2 lanes (in the case of 2CC) to 4 lanes, thereby allowing for faster internet services. Globe says that the 4-layer spectrum can generate speeds of up to 400 Mbps.

“This is the first time that a telco operator in the Philippines is making use of this 4-component carrier spectrum LTE-Advanced technology and we are maximizing the potential of the new spectrum assigned to us for the benefit of our customers. This technology milestone significantly improves customer experience as smartphone penetration in the country continues to increase,” said Joel Agustin, Globe Senior Vice President for Program Governance, Network Technical Group.

So far, Globe has already deployed the technology in 110 sites mostly in Metro Manila, Agustin said. According to him, initial deployment covers most areas in Makati and certain areas in Quezon City, Marikina, Antipolo and San Mateo. It plans to roll out the technology in more than 500 sites this year, including key areas in North Luzon and South Luzon to increase data and in preparation for the availability of 4CC compatible devices.

This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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8 Responses

  1. Easy E says:

    Anong mga current phones ang sumusupport dito? (maliban sa ip7/7+)

  2. el gato says:

    wow. up to 400mbps… theoretically, your entire monthly data quota will be consumed in an hour… :)
    hay… kailan kaya maging unlimited internet tayo…

    • mark.. says:

      wla naman problema sa capping basta tanggalin ang daiky limit gawing monthly let say 350 a month??
      di ka naman siguro nagdodowload ng 10GB a day..

  3. Jonathan Bacal says:

    My S7 edge will do.

    I think 2015 to present model. Or if your phone has capable of not 4G but has LTE-A band.

    Good news if it was implemented not only in the metro but also to cover those in province area.
    National broadband is on way. More money on telcos

  4. M says:

    ginamit na nalang nila ang magic word … “up to”

    dapat nilalagyan nila ng “minimum of” .. mahirap na kasi yang mga pangako na “up to” =|

  5. et tu brute? says:

    Woooow. High technology. Ang galing. Pero yung nakaw load hindi ninyo ginagawan ng solusyon!! Mga GAGO!!

  6. ff0000 says:

    400mbps wow…pero may data capping..ahaha ganun parin once na na abot na ung limit wala na…0.99mbps n lng yn.ahah

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